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We offer multidisciplinary education and innovations in materials science. The development and understanding of nanostructured materials is currently a major research theme at Queen Mary. These nanomaterials have a range of unique physical and chemical characteristics, and have the potential to be used in a multitude of novel applications from new functional materials and sensors and actuators, materials for energy conversion and storage to biomaterials. It is because of this diversity that the work of this group overlaps with other research groupings within Queen Mary.
We provide a wide range of expertise and facilities from polymer synthesis and processing to advanced polymer composites, ceramics, a hydrothermal synthesis lab, a CVD lab for thin film production along with manufacturing and testing of various renewable energy devices from solar cells, to fuel cells and batteries up to thermoelectric and ferroelectric materials. Our research center also includes “ The Nanovision Center” for Advanced Microscopy combining high resolution imaging with structural, chemical and mechanical analysis.
Application of the team's research is significantly enhanced by the creation of Nanoforce Technology Ltd., a wholly-owned QMUL subsidiary devoted to nanomaterials research for exploitation by industry. Nanoforce provides access to a broad range of unique world-class processing facilities, such as spark-plasma sintering for development of nanoceramics and dedicated equipment for production of polymer nanocomposites.
Polymer Matrix Composites; Ceramics and Ceramic Composites; Elastomers; Smart Materials; Fatigue; Durability; Modelling; Biomaterials; Mechanic Testing; Structural Evaluation of Materials; Finite Element Analysis and Modelling; Materials Chemistry
Information for international students
The department has close links with Greece, China, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand.
Fees and funding
EPSRC, EU, medical charities, industry, college.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Prof P J Hogg
- 020 7975 5161
- 020 8983 1799