Working with industry

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is one of the largest Materials Science centres in the UK, with a wealth of research expertise across the entire materials field, from metallurgy to biomaterials.

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Industrial involvement is very important to the department, both for our strategic development and for the development of our students. We have developed many successful working relationships with businesses from across a range of industrial sectors, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Healthcare and Medical
  • Manufacturing
  • Armed Forces
  • Nanotechnology
  • Telecoms
  • Sustainable Materials

Our reputation and breadth and depth of knowledge means that we are able to access funding from a number of sources to help us influence and lead industrial collaborations.

Download the Materials Research Brochure

Download our Materials and Manufacturing Research Brochure

Find out about our Year in Industry programme


For more information about the work we do with industry, and to find out about opportunities to collaborate with the department, contact Dr Neil Lowrie, Business Development Manager

Telephone: +44 114 222 5506

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.