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MMC Lab

LG@MOF concept

Large-pore THz dynamics

SNOM: scanning nearfield optical microscopy

Micro- & Nanostructures

Electroluminescence

Near-field nanospectroscopy

Luminescent electrospun fibres

Elastic anisotropy

Photonic sensing

3D printed light converter

Multifunctional Materials & Composites (MMC) Laboratory

The MMC Lab in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford is led by Professor Jin-Chong Tan. Our research interests are centred on the thermo-mechanical and physico-chemical behaviour of advanced engineering materials, ranging from metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and nanocomposites, to 3D fibre networks, bespoke membranes and smart multifunctional coatings, amongst others.

We design, develop, and engineer next-generation materials targeting a wide range of functional and structural applications, underpinning current and future challenges in energy, environmental sustainability and healthcare.

Our approach involves the application of cutting-edge experimental techniques, such as nanoindentation, atomic force microscopy, tomography, spectroscopy and electron microscopy, in combination with theoretical modelling (finite-element and quantum mechanical calculations) enabled by state-of-the-art supercomputers.

We have strong links with the Diamond Light Source synchrotron and ISIS Neutron Spallation Source at Harwell, both of which large science facilities in the UK. Our lab constitutes the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford.

RT @OxfordFluids: Making MOF iodine sensors using droplets. Published today in @MaterialsToday (Open Access)! First collaboration with the…

RT @ACSChemRev: 🔓 #OpenAccess in the current issue: Confinement of Luminescent Guests in #MOFs: Understanding Pathways from Synthesis and M…

This is my latest research project into the mechanics of naturally soft materials - https://t.co/oJAs9kNBbh

Happy to announce the publication of our review article by @ChemRev focussing on Confinement of luminescent guests by framework structures. It's Open Access for all to read!! https://t.co/u0bvDfj6hR https://t.co/CZUwaO7Zp6