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Department of Materials ranked in Top 50 Rising Institutions by Nature Index


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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:

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Kayleigh Brewer

Kayleigh Brewer
Department of Materials