Research course


Queen Mary, University of London · Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

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.

Department specialisms

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


full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Prof P J Hogg
020 7975 5161
020 8983 1799