Working with Industry

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is one of the largest Materials Science centres in the UK. As such the department has a wealth of research expertise across the entire materials field from metallurgy to biomaterials. This range of skills has enabled us to develop many successful working relationships with industry. Industrial involvement is very important to the Department both for our strategic development and for the development of our students.

We work 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.


Metallurgy Nuclear
Biomaterials Functional Materials
Royce Microscope
Powder Laser

For more information about the work we do with industry, and to find out about opportunities that exist to collaborate with the department, contact Dr Neil Lowrie, Business Development Manager: neil.lowrie@sheffield.ac.uk, 0114 222 5506.

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