Welcome to the gml-logoGreen Materials Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh. Led by Prof. Michael Shaver, Chancellor’s Fellow, the team works to develop improved catalysts, processes and polymers that are sustainable both economically and environmentally. This is captured in our Tree of Awesomeness which looks at our diverse inputs and outputs while reminding us that it is all above the process – the sustainability of the transformation of one thing into another.

Feel free to explore! You can find more details about our research efforts, our research outputs, our team and how to join (and start drinking the Kool Aid) above or check out our blog posts for an insight into our group (including links to Mike’s TEDx talk and comedy routine in the YouTube page). Recent posts are shown below and the wonderful people who work in the group are shown below.


Recent Posts

Congratulations Jake!

Check out Jake’s excellent work studying the self-assembly of poly(styrene-co-butadiene) random copolymers on mica surfaces with varying solution concentrations and polymer molecular weights in collaboration with Michelin! Poly(styrene-co-butadiene) random copolymer thin films and nanostructures on a mica surface: morphology and contact angles of nanodroplets  

Congrats to Fern!

Fern’s collaborative paper on mono- and bimetallic actinide complexes as mediators of ring-opening polymerisation has just been published. Check it out HERE. This was a neat project working with Prof. Polly Arnold on exploring some of her U and Ce complexes which switch activity and tacticity control based on metal and reaction conditions. Congrats Fern!  

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