Understanding 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
The 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.
Structural 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 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.
By 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.
Computer modelling and simulation methods allow us to study and predict material formation, structures, properties and performance from the nano-scale to the macro scale.