Innovation and impact
Our researchers are making life-changing discoveries, developing new innovations and technologies and solving the world’s complex challenges. Working collaboratively with partners locally and globally, we are working at the frontiers of knowledge on research with real impact.
Impact case studies
Making saving eyesight simple
Sheffield’s innovative research, integrating tissue culture techniques with ocular surgery, has led to a new treatment for blindness, caused by ocular burns, called Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplant (SLET).
Innovative technology for safe and cost-efficient radioactive waste management
Groundbreaking research from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has brought about significant changes in how the UK's radioactive waste materials are stored safely and extensively influenced national policy decisions around radioactive waste treatment and disposal.
Research case studies
Our researchers are tackling important issues like clean fuels and fusion power through innovative projects. This series of case studies will delve into the challenges they face and the solutions they're developing. Stay tuned for new updates on our X (formerly Twitter) account @msesheffield
Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels
The need to reduce our over reliance on fossil fuels as an energy source is a pressing challenge, driven by the need to mitigate the environmental damage already sustained. Research at Sheffield is looking at alternative energy sources and how we can produce them efficiently and at scale.