Research features

Our reputation for excellence attracts some of the best minds in the world. These exceptional people are drawn to Sheffield by the opportunity to work at the frontiers of knowledge, on research that has a real impact. Read their stories here.

Other stories

Solving the UK's number one water quality complaint

The smartphone tech saving lives from the top of the world’s deadliest volcanoes

How do you track a million invisible energy creators?
Feeding Communities: Using surplus food to empower communities
Trapped: the truth behind narco-trafficking in Mexico
Sex lives in over 50s: Ending the stigma
Help! I'm scared of the dentist
Understanding the Arctic
The undercover geographer
Psychological stress associated with skin conditions
Educating society out of loneliness
Recovering quality of life
Building resilience in our food supply: Surviving climate chaos

Powering the future

Changing the conversation about ageing

The Head Up collar: Our patient centred approach to transforming lives

Dead cells disrupt how immune cells respond to wounds and patrol for infection

Climate change has long-term impact on species adaptability

Bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago – and walked the earth with T. rex

Groovy new solar technology aims to be the future of renewable energy

Scientists discover how superbugs hide from their host

Energy, a powerful resource

University unveils new research flagships to tackle biggest global challenges

Forgotten history of tobacco, caffeines, chocolate, sugar, and opium set to be revealed by historians

Apprenticeships - German precisions and changing perceptions

Copycat fungus deceives immune system and deactivates body’s response to infection

How did luxury become a necessity?

Females live longer when they have help raising offspring

A prehistoric journey

Eighty years over the rainbow

How can we feed the world with foam?

The lives of Chatsworth's servants

How adults can learn from children's television

Approaching uncertainty

Saving lives one word at a time

Repairing nerves with 3D printing

The 2022 BIOMASS mission

Using regenerative medicine to cure blindness in developing countries

Extreme weather is turning the Arctic brown and could impact on climate change

Aspirin and omega-3 reduce pre-cancerous bowel polyps

Spectacular star system discovered which could explode to create powerful cosmic firework display

New inhibitor which blocks inflammation could also treat sepsis

Animal welfare breakthrough helps to accelerate brain and diabetes research

Exhibition sheds new light on European peace protests of 1980s

Researchers debunk decades old theory on house sparrows

Surviving a heart attack

Empowering women through radio

Pollution in cities damaging insects and ecosystems

Decline in shorebirds linked to climate change, experts warn

Codebreaker Turing's theory explains how shark scales are patterned

Study on use of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent life-threatening heart infections

Legal inquiry calls for urgent reform to international law to protect children in war zones

Reshaping our understanding of British history

Children's chances tackled in four major reports

The pesticide parado

Millicent Fawcett: A statue to suffrage

How to cool and heat your house for free

A cuppa reality

Rice with fewer stomata requires less water and is better suited for climate change

Record-breaking microscope developed using methods pioneered by Sheffield scientists

Crowdsourcing friendly bacteria helps superbug cause infection

Faster photons could enable total data security

The hairdresser's story