Prof Andrew R. Barron

Founder and Director of ESRI / Sêr Cymru Chair

Person imageProf Andrew R. Barron
  • Star of Asia International Award – 2019
  • World Technology Award - 2011
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Nanotechnology - 2011
  • Prince of Wales Visiting Innovator - 2009
  • Welch Foundation Norman Hackerman Award - 2002

Research Topics

  • Energy and environment: de-risking technology 
  • Carbon capture and sequestration: adsorbents. 
  • Solar energy: quantum dot cells, AR coatings. 
  • Water: non-fouling membranes, industrial waste-water treatment, humanitarian water treatment and metal recovery. 
  • Electrical transmission: CNT quantum wire, selective growth of CNTs. 
  • Energy policy: industrial decarbonisation, water resources, solar technology. 

Knowledge transfer activities

  • Next generation anti-viral PPE technology 
  • Mobile water filtration units for energy industry. 
  • Water treatment and metal removal for humanitarian applications. 
  • Chemical processes for solar cell manufacture. 
  • Technology for geological CO2 sequestration.
  • Hydrophilic and hydrophobic treatments for glass, agriculture and packaging.  



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