Material research and engineering activity at the University of Huddersfield is spread over all seven schools and more than 12 research institutes and groups. The University has invested more than £5M in the development of the materials related areas and will continue with at least this level of investment over the next five years. More than 150 university members are involved in the materials activity.  

Materials activity can be schematically envisaged as a diagram below:

More details about materials research can be found at the associated Institutes, Centres and Groups and associated staff pages.

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Associated staff

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Associated groups

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Facilities and Equipment

  • Material Synthesis, Additive Manufacturing and Sample Preparation
  • Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy
  • Electron Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Analysis
  • Ion Beam Accelerators, Modification and Analysis
  • X-Ray Diffraction (Bruker lab)
  • Engine and Turbocharger Test Beds
  • Railway Roller Rigs
  • Metrology and Precise Machining


IMEE Conference

22-24th November 2017

This forum aims to bring innovation on to the doorstep of the local business community and to look at the requirements and problems that need to be resolved to widen the scope of materials for improved products in the future.

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Simulating materials for fusion and fission

29th November 2017

A seminar "Simulating materials for fusion and fission" will be given on Wednesday, November 29th 2017 by Andrew Horsfield at 14:15 in SJ3/19 (former CW3/19). 

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Contact Us

If you would like to know more about our areas of expertise or wish to discuss research opportunities with Materials Research then please contact our Research Administration team:

Leader: Dr Vladimir Vishnyakov

Research Office
Computing and Engineering
University of Huddersfield

Tel: 01484 473087

Email: sce.research.applications@hud.ac.uk