Our multidisciplinary research activity covers broad, socially relevant materials themes that allow us to meet the needs of industry and society.
Research is organised into eight research themes, although research projects often involve researchers in other groups, other schools, other universities and industry. Browse these themes below.
The development of new materials, from their chemical synthesis to their use for medical treatment.
Research into the development of advanced ceramics and coatings for structural and functional applications.
The research of operations management, consumer behaviour and more, in fashion and textiles.
Research into advanced materials conducted by using a suite of outstanding X-ray and microscopy facilities.
A research area dedicated to the performance of metals and alloys in demanding environments.
The development and study of novel nanomaterials for their application in key technological areas.
Research focused on developing advanced polymers and multi-functional composites.
We're developing advanced textile materials, technologies and products for a variety of applications.
Developing your research
Researchers involved with the Department of Materials discuss their research area and their reasons for developing it: