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.
Researchers from the Department of Materials have helped Rolls-Royce strengthen their fan blades through laser shock peening treatment.
A research team involving Manchester helped Rolls-Royce develop friction welding techniques now used in their modern engines.
Research at The University of Manchester has led to the development of a new class of high performance, low density magnesium alloys.
Through a range of outreach activities, Manchester's Department of Materials has sought to inspire the next generation of engineers.
Read the best research coming out of the Department of Materials in the latest edition of the Faculty of Science and Engineering's In Abstract.
Benefiting the public
Researchers involved with the Department of Materials explain how their work can have a positive impact for the wider general public: