We study and test materials to optimise the processing and mechanical properties for high-strength applications. These improved materials are used in a range of applications including sustainable energy conversion, manufacturing and nuclear energy.

Our research explores:

  • Graphene-based structures and composites for bone engineering
  • Advanced materials for next-generation nuclear technologies
  • Fracture, hydrogen embrittlement and corrosion, irradiation damage and modelling (from continuum through to micro and atomic scales) in Nuclear Engineering
  • Replication of natural materials

Our researchers:

Dr Abigail Ackerman

Dr Abigail Ackerman

Dr Florian Bouville

Dr Florian Bouville

Professor David Dye

Professor David Dye

Professor Fionn Dunne FREng

Professor Fionn Dunne FREng

Professor Mike Finnis FRS

Professor Mike Finnis FRS

Dr Oriol Gavalda Diaz

Dr Oriol Gavalda Diaz
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/o.gavalda-diaz

Professor Finn Giuliani

Professor Finn Giuliani

Professor Sir Robin Grimes FRS FREng

Professor Sir Robin Grimes FRS FREng

Professor Julian Jones

Professor Julian Jones

Dr Nima Haghdadi

Dr Nima Haghdadi

Professor Andrew Horsfield

Professor Andrew Horsfield

Dr Chun Ann Huang

Chun Ann Huang

Dr Chun Ann Huang

Professor John Kilner

Professor John Kilner

Dr Sam Humphry-Baker

Dr Sam Humphry-Baker

Professor Arash Mostofi

Professor Arash Mostofi

Professor Tony Paxton

Professor Tony Paxton

Dr Stella Pedrazzini

Dr Stella Pedrazzini

Dr Minh-Son Pham

Dr Minh-Son Pham

Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez

Professor Eduardo Saiz Gutierrez

Professor Stephen Skinner FRSE

Professor Stephen Skinner FRSE

Professor Milo Shaffer

Professor Milo Shaffer

Dr Mark Wenman

Dr Mark Wenman