The rankings are determined by the number of research articles shared by Nature each year.
Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.
The Department of Materials has been ranked 19th in the Top 50 Rising Institutions for Materials Science.
From 2019-2020, the Department of Materials increased its share in Nature from 39.47 articles to 50.71, a rise of 28.5%. As a result, it holds the highest U.K ranking for Materials Science in the Top 50 Rising Institutions 2021.
The Department of Materials was also ranked 52nd in the Leading 200 Institutions for Materials Science, with 74.8% of its articles involving international collaborations.
Professor Peter Haynes said:
"I welcome this recognition of the growing interest in our research to the interdisciplinary scientific community, as well as this confirmation that materials science and engineering underpins so many emerging technologies."
Recent publications in Nature
Recent publications from the department and external collaborators have included:
- 'Predicting dwell fatigue life in titanium alloys using modelling and experiment'. This study explores the fatigue response observed in component tests in relation to in-service flight conditions. The research contributed to safety certification by the aviation authorities and helped resolve critical safety issues in the aero industry.
- 'High oxide-ion conductivity through the interstitial oxygen site in Ba7Nb4MoO20-based hexagonal perovskite-related oxides'. Researchers from Imperial College London, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) have discovered a new material that could be used to develop improved fuel cells.
- 'Linking in situ charge accumulation to electronic structure in doped SrTiO3 reveals design principles for hydrogen-evolving photocatalyst'. This study reports new insights into the working principle of a promising new device for driving low-cost production of green hydrogen.
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