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Department of Materials

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Research impact

Much of the Department's research has a significant impact on both society and commerce.

Sometimes such research can provide benefits in a relatively short time, but more commonly the impact only becomes evident after many years of detailed studies. These examples have been chosen to illustrate our research across a broad area of endeavour.

Benefiting the public

Researchers involved with the Department of Materials explain how their work can have a positive impact for the wider general public: