Facilities for Industry Information
The Chemistry Department has a range of facilities that can be of direct benefit to industrial companies. These include:-
Providing Earth Observation Data Solutions to Business
G-STEP (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security - Space Technology Exchange Partnership) is a University of Leicester led-interdisciplinary project to help businesses use and apply complex earth observation data obtained from satellite, aerial and ground based monitors. The project is part funded by the ERDF.
G-STEP is a dedicated team with the backing of experienced and established experts in the GMES and Earth Observation fields and can assist SME’s and other businesses in the East Midlands by
Developing solutions using earth observation data
Providing access to the extensive expertise of the University of Leicester and regional earth observation knowledge base
Providing workshops exploring the utilisation of earth observation data for business
Providing graduate placements within business for short term project development
Providing support to assist business with GMES related interests to access larger agencies
Partnering business in accessing European funding opportunities in GMES.
These new developments are expected to have a major impact on business operations and competitiveness as they deliver a new dimension in knowledge and information services. G-STEP will innovate, partner and broker applications for its client base.
Rhys Cowsill, G-STEP; Readson House, 96-98 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DF. Tel: +44(0)116 2297844, for web pages click here.
The Ionic Liquid Demonstrator (ILD) is a multi-application pilot plant facility to showcase the application of ionic liquids primarily in the area of metal processing. The ILD has been funded through the EU IONMET project, Scionix and the Leicestershire Economic Partnership (LSEP). The ILD project builds on the historic and ongoing research and development activities in the Green Chemistry group at the University of Leicester to transfer its ionic liquids applications know-how to Leicestershire business. The Leicester ionic liquid applications have real potential to bring new value-added gains to existing businesses within the sub-region.
The University of Leicester’s expertise in measuring in real-time the trace composition (VOC/OVOC) of complex mixtures of gases is being deployed through RAFT (Real-time air Fingerprinting Technology) demonstrator project in the region. RAFT innovates with industry to adopt technology and generate joint IP to better exploit commercial opportunities. RAFT helps companies from all sectors develop new applications and products to follow in real time the emissions of volatile organic compounds and gases such as automotive emissions, and breath analysis.
Scionix Ltd is a Joint Venture between The University of Leicester and Genacys Ltd (subsidiary of Whyte Group Ltd) . The company was set-up in 1999 to commercialise the industrial use of a novel class of solvent systems.
The Leading Edge is a dedicated unit at the University of Leicester. We work with businesses locally, nationally and internationally to cater for your staff development needs.
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Services for Industry
- Safe Fluorine Handling Facility - A specialist facility for handling and study of elemental fluorine and fluorinated compounds, please contact Professor Hope
- Scientific Glassblowing - for bespoke glassware made by our in-house Glassblower, please contact Miss Gayle Nicholson
The Department has a range of analytical instrumentation on which, subject to availability, samples can be analysed for clients. Further details can be obtained by clicking the links or contacting the operator by email as indicated:
- NMR - Please contact Gerry Griffith
- Xray Crystallography - Please contact Kuldip Singh
- Mass Spectrometry - Please contact Mick Lee
- Atomic Absorption - Please contact Kuldip Singh
- FTIR Spectroscopy - Please contact Mick Lee
*Please note these services are non-accredited.