AMD secures first WSRF contract

lab technician

Advanced Material Development (AMD) has secured its first contract under the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

The contract will fund the early development of AMD’s unique proprietary technology in carbon-based inks to improve protection systems for people and assets.

AMD is one of the first SMEs to be selected on the research framework managed by QinetiQ, and their key partners MBDA and Thales. John Lee, CEO of AMD said “Materials science and nanotechnology have a significant role to play in protecting lives and realising game-changing improvements in performance, safety and lifespan of future systems. We specialise in accelerating this type of technology to solve some of the most fundamental problems of our time. We are proud to be bringing our specialist expertise in these fields to grow the UK MOD’s knowledge in, and access to, these technologies.”

The inks have been developed to be highly conductive and to offer significant benefits in size, weight and cost reduction across a whole range of systems, not just for military applications.

John continues: “Several elements of our proprietary technology to develop the specialist inks have benefitted greatly from the support of Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) funding. The WSRF funding is the next step in this development, allowing us to make sure the technologies stand up to the rigour of real-life applications. Not only will this prove the inks’ potential on defence and security applications, but it also allows us to exploit that development in our commercial markets.”

Professor Alan Dalton, Chief Scientific Advisor at AMD said: “At AMD, we make use of the nanoscale to deliver material properties and characteristics which would otherwise be impossible to realise, changing the way they react to the environment in which they operate.”

“Our ability to control the materials’ thermal, electrical, mechanical and optical properties allows us to develop advanced sensors and electronics which are stronger, lighter, safer, and more secure and sustainable. We are already addressing key needs in automotive, defence and security, retail, packaging and telecommunications, but there is huge potential to go further.”


More News

satellite and planet illustration
AMD signs contract with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Advanced Material Development AMD is delighted to announce that it has signed...


radar scanning image
US Army Extends AMD collaboration with OSD funding

Advanced Material Development is delighted to announce further funding of its ChamEM...


Material Connexion library
AMD Added To Material Specialists Library

Advanced Material Development is proud to announce the selection and addition of...


offshore wind farm
AMD’s Government funded Wind farm innovation project for UK sustainability targets moves into its next phase

AMD s radar mitigation project funded through DASA and the BEIS Net...


Stop Waste Food Day logo
Stop Food Waste Day

AMD is proud to support a href https www stopfoodwasteday com en...


Essentra Packaging logo
Essentra Packaging and AMD announce smart packaging collaboration to boost cold chain pharma security

Essentra Packaging a multinational packaging specialist to the healthcare personal care and...


3d electric car showing batteries
Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness Programme 2022

Advanced Material Development is delighted to announce it has been selected as...


radar image
US Army extends collaboration with AMD into 3rd year

Advanced Material Development announces that it has received further funding from the...


clothing with recycle label
AMD’s nMark™ system contributes to textile consortium’s sustainability goals

Advanced Material Development AMD is pleased to announce that a new consortium...


city smothered in smog
AMD innovative gas sensing nanotechnologies receive recognition

Advanced Material Development Ltd is pleased to announce that it has won...


AkzoNobel Paint The Future Challenge
World’s brightest startups join AkzoNobel’s Paint the Future bootcamp

AMD has been chosen as one of 'the world's brightest startups' as...


Advanced Material Development Ltd
Surrey Technology Centre
40 Occam Road
Surrey GU2 7YG
Phone:   +44 1483 685080
Advanced Material Development, Inc.
1765 Greenboro Station Place
Suite 900
MC LEAN, Virginia 22102
Phone:   +1 888 401-8889
Subscribe to receive our news alerts.
Twitter Logo
CPI Logo NDI Logo Cyber Essentials Certificate Joscar Certificate Motor Industry Association logo Racecar Engineering logo UCST logo composites world logo Material ConneXion logo

© Copyright 2022 Advanced Material Development Limited | Registered in England and Wales with Company Number 10849490 | Privacy Policy