Food waste is a global public policy issue. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to approximately 1.3 billion tonnes per year.
The University of Sussex team has worked extensively on development of coatings technology that has a multitude of potential applications in the field of pollution, ranging from prevention of fouling of ship hulls to improved fuel efficiency, from identification of contributing sources to better supply-chain management of the movement of goods around the world.
The Material Physics research team at University of Sussex is engaged in a 18-24 month project on developing technology via “Nano-Barcoding”.
We are developing cheap, wearable medical sensors based on composites and emulsions of Graphene. The devices will be comfortable, non-invasive and can provide intuitive diagnostics of infant breathing and heart rate.