Our Partners

Our five partners work seamlessly together to enable the effective application of advanced materials for the transition to Net Zero


bp, the investor supporting the development of ICAM, is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, providing energy for heat, light and mobility to customers all over the world. The company has recently reinvented itself, with the ambition to be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner. In addition to its financial investment, bp brings leadership, expertise and research experience in the energy sector to the consortium.

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is well renowned for world-leading expertise in the structural and functional materials, corrosion, smart coatings, catalysis, electrochemistry, biotechnology, and energy storage. This materials expertise is underpinned by The University of Manchester’s capability in imaging and characterisation.

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge has world-renowned capabilities in areas such as metallurgy, civil engineering, biotechnology, molecular and fluid modelling, 2-D materials, surface chemistry and modelling of physical and chemical processes, in addition to research centres such as the bp Institute of Multi-phase Flow (BPI) and a focus on energy transition research. The modelling research from CFD to machine learning has been applied to a range of issues including cement displacement and predicting properties of hydrocarbon mixtures.

Imperial College London

Imperial College London has distinctive expertise in membranes and other adsorbent technologies for separations, including 2D materials, molecular modelling of materials across all scales. In addition, its skills in surface science and characterisation, electrochemistry, tribology, and corrosion science are used in several ICAM projects. Imperial is also a world class centre for the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of materials.

University of Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign has world leading expertise in surface science, biosciences, materials characterisation, coatings, wear resistant self-organising materials, and materials that can autonomously indicate damage and heal themselves. It is developing new materials that have special value in improving the safe operation and reliability of components and systems where routine inspection is difficult.