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Maxwell Centre


Collaboration areas include


is a major research theme at the University. Energy @ Cambridge Strategic Initiative produced a good summary of activities and people involved that can be found here:

Within the Maxwell Centre, the reserach in this area is conducted by Prof Sir Richard Friend, Dr Ashay Rao and Dr Sian Dutton.


Thermoelectric properties research is carried out within the Sirringhaus Lab, led by Prof Henning Sirringhaus.

Piezoelectric polymer nanogenerators

This activity is a part of soft electronics platform research focussing on energy and sensing, led by Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan.

Facilities include

Henry Royce Institute facilities at Cambridge

The Cambridge Royce has fifteen advanced materials characterisation tools that are available for use by academic and industrial researchers. For full details please visit:, including the Thermoelectric Test Equipment.