Innovation and technology
Our transformative research, enterprise and state-of-the-art facilities at Sheffield are united in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges. Find out how we’re driving cutting edge technologies and solutions.
A groovy way to boost solar power efficiency
While solar energy is renewable, the manufacturing process for panels is wasteful. Professor David Lidzey and Power Roll Ltd have developed a solar cell design that is more efficient and cuts production costs.
A chilling way to reduce train delays
Every year leaves on train lines cause delays to train services. Professor Roger Lewis and his team from Mechanical Engineering have developed a new cleaning technology that is on track to saving the rail industry millions.
The power of powder
From instant coffee to washing up detergent, powders are part of our everyday life. But have you ever thought about how they are made and why some dissolve quicker than others? Professor Agba Salman is at the forefront of powder restructuring and particle science in academia and industry.
Freeing up patient information for research
How do we safely balance our need for privacy with the need to advance medical treatments? Dr Vicky Chico's research has influenced healthcare data policies and NHS guidance.
New fitness tracker for businesses
Managing manufacturing operations is often seen as a 'dark art', but a newly-developed fitness tracker for machines could provide the data and insights needed for businesses to succeed.
Reconstructing a nuclear meltdown in Sheffield
With both Chernobyl and Fukushima sitting idly waiting to be deconstructed, Dr Claire Corkhill and her team are attempting to recreate Chernobyl’s meltdown in Sheffield, in a bid to safely deactivate both power plants.
Sheffield’s spin-out to build the quantum technology of the future
The second quantum revolution is coming, but who will be the first to champion it? AegiQ is a University of Sheffield spin-out company with a new enabling technology and over two decades of quantum knowledge behind it.
The AMRC has been committed to creating centres of excellence in the advanced manufacturing sector since it was founded in 2001. It continues to grow, with recent developments in the North West, the Midlands, Wales and Korea.
Saving lives from the top of the world’s deadliest volcanoes
By adapting the same technology in your smartphone, researchers at the University of Sheffield have created a cost-saving alternative to high-tech remote sensing cameras used to predict volcanic eruptions.
The invisibles: tracking solar energy
A few years ago the UK's electricity came almost entirely from a few dozen power stations. Today, solar electricity comes from nearly a million homes, schools, hospitals, supermarkets, factories and fields. How do you track a million invisible electricity creators?
Revolutionising vehicle efficiency with additive particle technology
There are 38.4 million cars on the road in the UK alone. Together they drive over 300 billion miles a year, pumping out tons of carbon dioxide as they go.
Supporting students, supporting industry
Initially a spin-out company from the University of Sheffield, Magnomatics provides placements to our talented engineering students.