Society of Functional Nanomaterials has been formed due to a common interest in the scientific community involving academic, industrial and private research organisation. This is a pathway to bring the gap between academic research with the real life applications with industrial importance.  In addition, the Society is a platform for stimulating education, research and collaboration.


Who we are?

An International Symposium on Functional Nanomaterials in Industrial Applications: Academic-Industry Meet held in 2016, culminated in an open discussion about the challenges facing collaborators from industry and academia. Expressing a strong desire to overcome those challenges to generate positive action with commercial conclusions a common interest group made up of academic and industry thought leaders in functional nanomaterials evolved into the steering group of the Society for Functional Nanomaterials and the establishment of an international Society for Functional Nanomaterials.

What we want to do?

We want to build on the hunger for commercial pace and material innovation within the nanoscience community and open up the pathways to realising the future opportunities. The Society is a purposeful network of individuals, corporate, government and academic partners sharing a single platform with the ambition to foster worthwhile and mutually beneficial collaborations and be a central hub for the advancement of functional nanomaterials.

Why we are doing it?

By creating a theatre for open discussion, enlightened dialogue and partnership potential between both academia and industry we will have generated a massive pool of resources, knowledge, funding opportunities and willing collaborators. This self-stimulating and visionary community has the potential to prioritise future developments in nanomaterials, script focused educational opportunities, channel investment and funding to where it is most appropriate and widen contacts with the wider nanoscience community.




UCLan Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering

UCLan’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering conducts research into areas at the interfaces of biological, chemical and physical sciences, exploiting the advantage of nanoscale structures and materials.

Our research focuses on emerging nanotechnologies that impact and has applications in medicine and engineering, to improve people’s lives and the environment in which we live.

The Institute brings together interdisciplinary teams of researchers and extensive facilities in the following areas:

UCLan Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering
Hosokawa Micron Limited

Hosokawa Micron Limited

Always at the forefront of processing innovation and with an extensive processing heritage, Hosokawa Micron Ltd combines traditional powder processing expertise, equipment and services with innovative particle design capability.

With a philosophy of delivering unique, engineered solutions that deliver product, market and financial advantages for customers, Hosokawa Micron is a respected partner in materials science innovation and enterprise across a range of industries. These include pharmaceutical, chemicals, ceramics, metals, food and nuclear.

Our active commitment to the education and training of the engineers and materials scientists of the future is fundamental in our operations, from workplace apprenticeships to post graduate level research and career development.

As a member of the global Hosokawa Micron Group, our company brings together the very best in engineering design, manufacturing excellence and processing expertise from R&D laboratory and pilot plant scale to turnkey integrated manufacturing solutions. In collaboration with customers we aim to create swift, commercialisation of materials that deliver distinct competitor advantages.

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