Institutes and Centres
The collaborative nature of our research means we are able to push the boundaries of our research discoveries, as well as providing key expertise to the businesses we work with.
Much of our research is concentrated around key Institutes and Centres, many of which include industry partners.
Our flagship Institutes
bp-International Centre for Advanced Materials (ICAM)
ICAM is a collaborative Institute conducting fundamental and applied materials science research with a business focus. Research at the Universities of Manchester, Cambridge, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Imperial College London feeds back in to bp operations.
Visit the bp-ICAM website
Dalton Nuclear Institute
As the largest academic provider of nuclear research, the Dalton Nuclear Institute works to addresses the major issues associated with nuclear power: plant life extension, new nuclear build, decommissioning and radioactive waste management.
Visit the Dalton Nuclear Institute website
Manchester Environmental Research Institute (MERI)
Work in MERI seeks to find evidence and solutions for the challenges of our changing environment. Our research helps to address the subsequent effects of environmental change on healthcare, food security, water resources and energy production.
Visit the MERI website
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB)
Research in MIB seeks to advance our knowledge and uses of biotechnology. Our research is helping to drive the UK's strategic development of biomanufacturing, specifically in the areas of pharmaceuticals, value-added chemicals, advanced materials, and next-generation biofuels.
Visit the MIB website
As the home of graphene discovery, we are uniquely placed to leverage our research power along with the vast infrastructure we have put in place. We invest in fundamental science and facilities that will generate the value, IP and skills needed for the development of graphene products and applications.
Visit the Graphene website
The University of Manchester at Harwell (UoMaH)
The UoMaH provides an interface between researchers at The University of Manchester and the national facilities at Harwell, providing support to research in areas such as catalysis, electronic structure and magnetism, fusion and resilience.
Visit the UoMaH website
Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials
The Henry Royce Institute is the UK’s national centre for advanced materials, bringing together a consortium of nine partners with the Hub based at The University of Manchester. The Royce aims to drive research and innovation in advanced materials acting as a bridge between world-leading academia and pioneering industry partners.
Visit the Henry Royce Institute website
Photon Science Institute (PSI)
The PSI is a multidisciplinary organisation in which physicists, chemists, engineers and materials scientists share expertise and experimental facilities. Research in PSI supports aerospace, healthcare, instrumentation, telecommunications, and areas relating to energy efficient technologies.
Visit the PSI website
Thomas Ashton Institute (TAI)
Work at the TAI draws on the combined knowledge and experience of The University of Manchester and Health and Safety Executive to understand the failures that occur in the world of work leading to injury or ill-health. Collectively the TAI seeks to deliver research, learning and regulatory insights to enable a better working world.
Visit the TAI website
Our interdisciplinary research
Some of our research doesn't sit in just one Department, but across the Faculty and University. These include:
Each of our Departments has either its own centres of excellence, or collaborates with those across the University and beyond.
Discover more about how we concentrate our expertise at local levels.