Research and discovery
Only by bringing together expertise from different disciplines can we solve today’s global challenges.
Scientific change is accelerating. We cannot predict where discoveries over the next 10, 20 or 30 years will take us. Pioneering fields like synthetic biology and data science require a truly joined up approach. At White City, Imperial is building world-class facilities for collaborative research that transcended traditional academic disciplines. Dedicated spaces bring researchers, clinicians and corporate partners together to focus on four global challenges: discovery and the natural world; engineering novel solutions; health and wellbeing; and leading the data revolution.
Molecular Sciences Research Hub
A state-of-the-art facility for chemical and molecular sciences and the new research home of Imperial’s Department of Chemistry. It brings together up to 800 scientists, clinicians, engineers and commercial partners to collaborate under one roof in a way that they have never been able to before, advancing research in areas such as clean energy, chemical biology and personal healthcare.
Sir Michael Uren Hub
This will bring together over 500 engineers, clinicians and scientists to develop new and affordable medical technologies. They will combine the latest medical research and engineering to improve the treatment and diagnosis of diverse medical conditions, from finding ways to treat dementia to creating bionic limbs.
School of Public Health
The School's new facilities at White City will bring together their researchers with colleagues across disciplines from Imperial and around the world. They will use the power of data and technology to deepen our understanding of disease and create low-cost, scalable health solutions for populations most in need. And they will apply global research to our local community and learn from it to shape the future of public health around the world.
A bold era of discovery
At White City, Imperial is creating dedicated facilities for collaborative research which underpins our four strategic priorities:
- Discovery and the natural world
- Engineering novel solutions
- Health and wellbeing
- Leading the data revolution
Dr Amy Maslivec in the Gait analysis lab (Justin Cobb MSK Lab at the Sir Michael Uren Hub) where she assesses patients' gait before and after knee and hip arthroplasty.
The Reach Out Makerspace provides local young people with free hands-on experience of designing and prototyping.
The Imperial College Advanced Hackspace is a unique community of over 2,000 like-minded makers, hackers, inventors and entrepreneurs across the University.
The Centre for Rapid Online Analysis of Reactions (ROAR) is championing a new networked approach to chemical science, particularly at the interdisciplinary areas with engineering, analytical science, applied mathematics and data analysis.
Transforming Health and Wellbeing
Find out about Imperial’s vision for the new School of Public health, and how you can support our campaign to transform health and wellbeing in White City and beyond.