The Centre’s primary sources of funding are from Hamlyn Endowment, government research councils, research charities, and industry. For corporate sponsors, the Hamlyn Centre provides a unique opportunity to bring their business challenges to an academic research environment, to assess the innovative solutions of our research team.

To provide long-term support to the interdisciplinary research team and core research programmes of the Centre, we need your support in raising dedicated funds to cover the following in areas of imaging, sensing, and robotics:

  • Endowed Chairs
  • Advanced fellowships
  • PhD fellowships
  • MRes studentships
  • International fellowship for faculty and student exchange programmes

Clinical and research laboratories

The engineering and clinical research laboratories of the Hamlyn Centre house the specialist equipment and facilities required to drive forward research and development. Essential to this process will be mechatronics, imaging, micro-nano engineering, biophotonics and biomedical research laboratories, together with dedicated high-performance computing, human-robot interaction, simulation and modelling suites for the Centre.

Public engagement

The Hamlyn Centre will support high-quality public engagement in science and seeks to motivate and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and technologists, promoting the development of UK medical sciences and engineering. In 2015, the Centre exhibited at the 2015 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. The Hamlyn Centre also associates with UK Robotics Week annually, in particular the International Robotics Showcase, School Robot Challenge, Surgical Robot Challenge and International Conferences (Hamlyn Symposium).

Please contact Miss Marina Hall (marina.hall@imperial.ac.uk) if you would like to support our research through donating to our endowment fund.

Current Active Grants

The Royal Society

Award Funder: The Royal Society

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Award Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

European Commission | DFG

Award Funder: European Commission (EC)


Award Funder: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - German Research Foundation


Wellcome Trust | British Council

Award Funder: Wellcome Trust


Award Funder: British Council (UK)

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