Materials and Engineering Research Centre

  • Unit(s) of assessment: B15 - General Engineering
  • School: School of Science and Technology


Our multidisciplinary Materials and Engineering Research is extremely strong in terms of high quality outputs, income generation, and international impact. In the recent REF 2014 assessment of University research quality our Materials and Engineering Unit’s submission (to UoA B15) was highly rated, having 84% of overall activity at the highest 3* (internationally excellent) and 4* (world-leading) grades. This included achieving a joint 7th rank out of 62 submitted UK institutions for the quality of our publications, which were judged as attaining 94.6% at 3* and 4* levels

The Centre carries out advanced research in Bioengineering, Materials, Electrical Engineering, and Applied Physics. These research themes are clustered under the Imaging and Sensing and Bio-materials and Materials Engineering platforms. The Research is very well supported by a range of UK, EU and International funding sources including:

  • Research Councils
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Technology Programmes
  • Charities
  • Professional Societies and Institutions
  • SMEs
  • Global Companies.

We have strong partnerships with industry. These collaborations help with the commercial exploitation of our innovative research to produce economic impact and benefits for society. Our world-class research is enhanced by a vibrant community of UK and International Postgraduate Researchers who have access to support and focused training provided in collaboration with the NTU Doctoral School. The work of Centre benefits from high-tech facilities, and from our extensive national and international collaborations.

Our research clusters include:

Imaging and Sensing

Bio-materials and Materials Engineering

To discuss your research interests, find out about collaboration and funding opportunities, or for more information, please contact Professor Carl Brown

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