Research themes

Members of the Faculty of Science and Engineering work throughout a number of research institutes, collaborating with colleagues from the other three faculties: Humanities, Life Sciences, and Medical and Human Sciences.

The University of Manchester Aerospace Research Institute (UMARI)

The Aerospace Research Institute was formed to provide world class research in the key areas of aerospace.

Dalton Nuclear Institute

Established to implement The University of Manchester's intention to be the UK's leading university in nuclear research and education, Dalton Nuclear Institute is one of the principal international players in this field.

Henry Royce Institute

The Royce is the UK national centre for research and innovation of advanced materials. Coordinating over 900 academics, its research aims to tackle the most pressing challenges facing today's society.

National Graphene Institute

Since the first isolation of Graphene in 2004, scientists at Manchester have continued to explore the plethora of exciting properties and applications of graphene.

Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

MIB provides a unique infrastructure, research environment and culture for world-class research at the interface between biology and the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computation.

Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences (MIMS)

MIMS organises core and interdisciplinary research activities in mathematics and is the research arm of the Department of Mathematics in the University of Manchester.

The Photon Science Institute

PSI aims to become one of the world's leading centres of excellence in the area of photon science, allowing interactions between researchers in different disciplines and providing a dynamic environment for the development of new ideas.

Manchester Energy

The University of Manchester has wide ranging research and educational expertise in energy technologies and their societal impact. Bringing together this expertise is Manchester Energy. With access to major experimental facilities we have an unparalleled resource to support world-class research and teaching that will lead to the development of more sustainable energy solutions and the education of the energy leaders of tomorrow.

Oil rig at sunset

The International Centre for Advanced Materials (ICAM)

ICAM leads research aimed at advancing the fundamental understanding and use of materials across a variety of oil and gas industrial applications.

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