"Coal-based materials attending the energetic problems"





University of East Anglia (UEA)


Founded in 1963, the University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned University based on a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15000 students.

UEA is located just two miles from the centre of the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich. The University is part of the Norwich Research Park, which is home to nearly 3,000 scientists working in several world ranked institutions. UEA is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

UEA has once again been rated as one of the best universities for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015. UEA is currently 6th out of all UK universities, and have placed in the top six since the survey began. In addition to being consistently in the top ten for student satisfaction, UEA is ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world and World Top 100 for research citations.

The University offers a choice of more than 300 courses through four Faculties, Faculty of Science, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences and Medicine & Health Sciences. These incorporate 23 Schools of Study and drive the UEA’s reputation for top-quality research and teaching.

In 2011 a brand new unit was created within the School of Mathematics (Faculty of Science) called Engineering. The strategic plan involves establishing a suite of engineering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to support the rapidly growing need for engineering graduates in the region and internationally. Engineers at UEA work on a wide variety of cutting-edge topics, bringing various disciplines together to tackle important issues across the engineering sciences to establish a research base in engineering and build up UEA competitiveness. There is particular expertise in low-carbon energy, modelling and materials, working collaboratively with the university's exceptional Schools of Computing and Environmental Sciences.


The role of UEA in the SUPERCOAL project is related to the WP 7: advanced characterization of the coal-liquid based carbon materials synthesized (activated carbons, graphenes), besides the composites activated carbon-graphenes that will be produced on this project.



This project is financially supported by the European Union within the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) programme (Grant Agreement No. RFCR-CT-2015-00006).