The breadth and international quality of our science and engineering research expertise enables us to directly address critical challenges facing humankind and advance understanding.
With collaborations taking place across the Institution and beyond, and connections to some of the biggest global businesses, we're able to drive forward innovations that will benefit future generations, and the planet.
Our featured areas of research are known as our "beacons of excellence", and you can discover more about them below.
We’re developing advanced materials for the most extreme environments, and the most familiar.
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We’re finding sustainable alternatives to the finite resources used to manufacture goods we use every day.
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Our researchers are pioneering the energy systems of the future so that we can continue to heat our homes, light our buildings and travel.
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Explore how our research is looking to build a fairer, healthier and greener world in the wake of COVID-19.
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Discover more about our research as we focus on key themes throughout the year:
Much of our research is concentrated around key Institutes and Centres, many of which include industry partners.
We offer personal and professional development for early career research staff, postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate researchers.
Browse projects built on your research passion, find a supervisor that shares your vision and discover how your PhD could be fully funded.