Materials and Processes

Institute for Materials and Processes (IMP) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Do you have interesting and important challenges involving snow and ice?

We have a multi-chamber cold room that can go from < 0 ˚C to –20 ˚C, various techniques to quantify mechanical behaviour, and imaging equipment to characterise fine-scale structure.

We have expertise in the fundamentals of ice and snow and how that understanding can be applied in practice.

Dr Jane Blackford working on a snow pack

The technologies comprising the full Carbon Capture and Storage chain have the potential to significantly reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide and help tackle climate change as Europe and the rest of the world moves towards a low-carbon future


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