Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering

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

Ceramic materials shown at the nanoscale

Our nanomaterials and nanoengineering research is divided into three sub-themes:

  • Advanced Characterisation
  • Nanomanipulation
  • Nano Devices and Interfaces

Research centres and groups

Many new nanotechnology research fields require a high degree of precision in imaging, manipulating, and modelling of materials down to ultimately the atomic level - the Sheffield NanoLAB and Modelling centres undertake developments of new methods and applications across a wide range of materials fields, including nanocomposites, ceramics, semiconductors, metals and biomaterials.

Sheffield NanoLAB: A research centre for nanomaterials, nanometrology, nanomography and nanomanipulation, carrying out research in in-situ microscopy, tomography and dopant contrast.

Key contacts for Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering Research

Top in the Russell Group

We are the top-ranked Russell Group university for Graduate Prospects in Materials Science and Engineering. (The Times Good University Guide 2020)

Centres of excellence

The University's cross-faculty research centres harness our interdisciplinary expertise to solve the world's most pressing challenges.