REF 2014 results

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Tissue EngineeringUnderstanding how materials interact with the human body and what we can do to develop new materials to improve quality of life is what drives our research into biomaterials and tissue engineering

Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering

NanomaterialsThe understanding of nanoscale materials and device performance is at the centre of our activities, bridging the fields of advanced characterisation, sub-nm microscopy, nanomanipulation, and atomistic modelling.

Advanced Structural Materials

Advanced Structural MaterialsStructural materials are those used primarily for their mechanical properties. Our research involves the main classes of materials: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, as well as sustainable construction materials. 

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear EngineeringNuclear energy provides over a third of the world’s low-carbon electricity. Our research is working on ways that we can continue to generate power this way safely, securely and sustainably.

Functional Materials and Devices

Functional MaterialsBy understanding how functional materials form and behave, we are able to research different ways of processing them to influence their properties and how they can be applied.

Our research covers all classes of materials: metals, ceramics, polymers and organic materials, and properties such as: magnetism, piezoelectricity, ferroelectricity and liquid crystals.

Multiscale Materials Modelling

Multiscale Materials ModellingComputer modelling and simulation methods allow us to study and predict material formation, structures, properties and performance from the nano-scale to the macro scale.