University of Warwick researcher to benefit from £80m Royal Society funding


The University of Warwick will be at the forefront of research into sustainable materials, thanks to a share of £80 million funding by the Royal Society.

Dr Hannes Houck has been announced as one of the recipients of the Royal Society’s flagship early career research schemes, distinguishing him as an outstanding scientist with the potential to become a leader in the field of sustainability.

Hannes’ research focuses on the development of new chemical building blocks that can be used to improve the sustainability of materials and specifically to make plastics easier to reuse. He is devising new conceptual approaches to form, break and reform the chemical bonds that make up many of our daily life plastics, improving their function and aiding their recycling.