Polyoxometalates and composites based on polyoxometalates have attracted significant
interest due to their bio-medical applications e.g. as antimicrobial and antiviral
agents. We develop these concepts with a particular focus on combining several bioactive
components so as to deliver new composite materials with use in bioactive surface
coatings and reactive water filtration materials. Of particular interest is the development
of multi-functional materials which combine the properties of each component, so
that a modular materials design approach becomes possible.