Staying at the cutting edge of science and research
We work closely with academia at the forefront of new research. JM sponsors many PhD students every year in disciplines ranging from state of the art materials characterisation to process engineering. These projects provide us with insight into fundamental scientific advances, and the universities with an understanding of how their research can be applied.
"We work a lot with our colleagues in universities; I value that relationship very highly indeed. We support and work with our colleagues in universities because we want that fundamental science and then we can apply it."
- Elizabeth Rowsell, Corporate R&D Director, speaking to the Royal Society of Chemistry.
JM Pgm Award Scheme
Platinum group metals are essential components of many future sustainable technologies, and we understand that the price of pgms can present a barrier to beginning or continuing research. We invite academic and research groups to apply for research-quantities of pgm, which can be used in any field to further their understanding and application.
Johnson Matthey Pgm Award Scheme >>
We are a proud participant in many consortium R&D projects from the EU, UK and the USA, with 30+ live projects. These programmes enable innovative science to be developed through early collaboration, while sharing risk and working towards a common goal.
Examples of some of our most recent funded projects:
- MOOTHANE: reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of livestock farming, in collaboration with Durham University, University of Nottingham and NRU Energy. Funded by UKRI's Farming Innovation Programme.
- CASCADE: developing a next-generation battery materials system for automotive applications, in collaboration with Echion Technologies, Britishvolt, and University College London. Funded by UKRI's Faraday Battery Challenge.
- IMMORTAL: developing high performance fuel cell components for heavy duty trucks, in collaboration Bosch, FPT Industrial, AVL, CNRS Montpellier, IMTEK, Pretexo. Funded by the EU's Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.
Interested in collaborating on an academic or funded project?