5th in the UK for Research Excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014


Our world-leading staff and talented graduates help to shape the world around us, developing innovative materials to improve lives and protect the environment.

Transition to Engineering

Organisations specialising in advanced high value materials manufacturing require well qualified STEM professionals. Our brand new course equips you with the technical skills and personal qualities necessary for a high-level career in the advanced manufacturing industry.

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Professor John Haycock in the laboratory

Repairing damaged nerves

We've designed scaffold implants that can support patients with sever traumatic nerve damage, and provide a range of physical and chemical cues for stimulating regrowth, improving the chances of restoring sensation and movement in injured limbs.

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Learning from nature

Presenting guest lecture by Eiji Nakatsu, Former Director of Technical Developing Department, and Test Operation Department JR-West, and the engineer responsible for the kingfisher-inspired design behind the iconic Bullet Train.

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Study with us

Our world-class staff will help you to develop as a scientist and engineer. You'll learn about the science of materials, and how to develop new materials and technologies for industry and manufacturing.

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Teaching in the Quarrell lab

World-class research

A world leading department, with a strong history of excellence for research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework puts us in the UK top 10 for research output and 5th for research excellence in materials science.

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