QinetiQ Nanomaterials Ltd

QinetiQ Nanomaterials ltd

Dr Paul Reip, Managing Director, QinetiQ Nanomaterials ltd

This evidence was taken at a meeting of the working group on November 19th 2003 and was written up by the secretariat. It has been approved by Dr Reip.


Dr Reip gave a short presentation to the Working Group to give an introduction to QinetiQ Nanomaterials ltd, its history and products.

QinetiQ Nanomaterials ltd is one of QinetiQ’s largest investments of it’s own money (as opposed to MoD money) after the RV Triton demonstration ship. Originally, DERA’s (QinetiQ’s predecessor) interest in nanomaterials was the use of ultrafine aluminium in explosives.

Unable to acquire ultrafine aluminium in the required quantities or quality at reasonable prices, DERA turned to Tetronics, a plasma torch manufacturer, to develop a gas phase production system, in the early 90’s. Tectonics managed to produce 1-2kg/hr of 100nm dry passivated powder with the plasma torch technology, and supplied small quantities to support DERA’s research programmes through the 90’s .As the technology was scalable, QinetiQ licensed the technology and have set up their own manufacturing facility at Farnborough employing about 10 staff, as a wholly owned subsidiary called QinetiQ Nanomaterials ltd.

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