The research interests of the Mills group are wide and varied including: dye and semiconductor photochemistry, redox catalysis (in particular, oxygen catalysis), solar energy conversion (in particular artificial photosynthesis) and colour and fluorescence based indicators and smart inks and plastic films.

Enterprise Fellowship

Dr David Hazafy has been awarded the Enterprise Fellowship, and will spin out a company based on research and knowledge developed in our group

Enterprise Fellowships provide funding and support to outstanding entrepreneurial engineering researchers, working at a UK University, to enable them to develop a spin-out business around their technological idea.

Enterprise Fellows receive up to £85,000 in seed funding, salary support and benefit from having a year to take time out from their research to focus completely on spinning out a business.

Enterprise Fellows are also invited to join the Academy’s Enterprise Hub where they receive ongoing support and business mentoring from the Academy’s Fellowship, which includes some of the UK’s most successful technology entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Research from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering wins the Research and Development Category at the EAUC Green Gown Awards 2014

The research project, ‘Saving millions of lives by enhancing the solar disinfection of water (SODIS)’, led by Professor Andrew Mills and Dr Katherine Lawrie, and funded by Invest NI, was announced as the winner of the research and development category at the Green Gown Awards’ Ceremony, with over 360 sustainability leaders in attendance at The University of Manchester’s Whitworth Hall.

The event was hosted by author and TV presenter Simon Reeve with the award supported by ARMA. Over 180 applications were received across 14 categories, and each went through a rigorous two-stage screening process in which they were reviewed and judged by a panel of 86 sector representatives and experts. Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK. With sustainability moving up the agenda, the Awards have become established as the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the further and higher education sector. The Green Gown Awards are administered by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and are governed by a cross agency steering group.