Materials

With an increasing global population and a need to minimise environmental impact for future generations, the development of new materials is an essential building block for many sectors such as energy, transport and construction. Advanced materials offer cost-effective, lightweight, reliable, reusable, recyclable and sustainable solutions for the modern world.

At the University of Leicester we have not only scientific expertise in this area - drawn from physics, chemistry, geology, engineering and mathematics - but also the industrial engagement to transfer our world-leading research into technological innovations that help manufacturers flourish.

Our industrial research into materials focuses on: