Lancaster University and GISMO join Cheshire and Warrington Chambers

Lancaster University and GISMO join Cheshire and Warrington Chambers of Commerce

Lancaster University and the Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation (GISMO) Team are proud to announce that earlier this year we became members of the five major chambers of commerce representing all regions of Cheshire, including North Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, West Cheshire & North[…]

The science behind Europe’s biggest party

The science behind Europe’s biggest party

Saturday night saw the 65th edition of one of the world’s most watched non-sporting events – The Eurovision Song Contest. After being cancelled for the first time in its history in 2020, Eurovision returned with a bang this year, with 8 million people watching from the UK alone. We at GISMO are big fans of[…]


Characterisation of thin films and interfaces with Dr Ben Robinson

Characterisation of thin films and interfaces Friday 14th May 2021, 9 – 10am | Microsoft Teams ➤ Book now Join Dr Benjamin Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Quantum Nanotechnology and Deputy Director of the Lancaster University Materials Science Institute, to learn about the fabrication of ultra-thin films and characterisation of interfaces. All materials have interfaces. These[…]

additive manufacturing

Innovate UK Edge Workshop: Speed up Prototyping with Design Thinking and New Materials

GISMO will be presenting at this interactive webinar focusing on additive manufacturing and prototyping hosted by Innovate UK Edge on 21st April at 10am. Integrating design thinking in your innovation process is essential to develop a user-centred solution that meets your customers’ needs. Testing the solution can be time consuming and delay mass manufacturing. However,[…]

James Stancombe

James Stancombe: GISMO Programme Manager

We spoke to James Stancombe, GISMO Programme Manager, to find out more about his role and what inspired him to join the team. What is your role in GISMO? I am the Programme Manager. My role is to co-ordinate with the various teams in delivering the project including the Materials Science Institute, marketing and business[…]


GISMO kicks off 2021 events programme

The GISMO Team have started 2021 off smart, with two successful events in February and a third planned for March. On Friday 5th February we hosted Coatings – we’ve got it covered, with Professor Rob Short, Director of the Materials Science Institute at Lancaster University. Prof. Short explored the use of functional coatings for medical[…]

12 Days of Smarter Materials Christmas

12 Days of Smarter Materials Christmas

This month, we shared some festive content on our social media relating to our three themes: Additive Manufacturing, Chemicals & Hydrogen, and Surfaces & Coatings! We have decided to share them here, so you can discover the science behind Christmas in one place. Day 1: Chemistry of snow Ice is less dense than water. The[…]