Environmental Applications

The Environmental Applications group research focuses on developing and analysing novel materials for environmental applications in the real-world.

Recent research demonstrates the potential usefulness of atmospheric plasmas for preventing hospital-acquired infections.

Read the paper: Efficacy of atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge for inactivating airborne pathogens

The group has the expertise to tackle contemporary research challenges in environmental, sustainability and waste issues. It is also a leader in molecular imprinting, a highly specialised technique used in chemical sensing, and its potential uses in the areas of biological and environmental research.

Read about the work of the Environmental Applications group

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David Rothery and Carole Haswell

Discovering new planets

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, David Rothery. Professor of Planetary Geosciences and Carole Haswell, Professor of Astrophysics, delivered a joint inaugural lecture event on the theme of Discovering new planets.

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