Responsible engineering: Transition to Zero Pollution
The Department of Materials is committed to responsible engineering and working towards sustainable net-zero goals.
This goal influences our research in all areas, whether we are working towards more sustainable forms of energy, transport, healthcare or technologies.
Our mission is to provide a world-class environment in which our pioneering and transformative materials research programmes flourish and to translate our research into innovations in:
- Energy: We investigate fuel cells, solar power, materials for energy harvesting, energy efficiency and nuclear energy.
- Transport: We investigate high temperature materials for gas turbines and light-weight structural alloys and composites for both aerospace and land vehicle applications.
- Novel electronic devices: We investigate thin film structures and devices for applications in areas such as photonics, sensors, thermoelectric, optoelectrics, microwave dielectrics.
- Healthcare: We investigate biomaterials and tissue engineering, focusing on regenerative medicine and nanomaterials for biosensing applications.