Materials Engineering has an active well-funded research program with extensive, modern facilities, and a large number of postgraduates and research fellows. The projects range from fundamental topics to many which involve collaboration and funding from industry and government.
Our areas of research strength include:
- nanomaterials, nanoparticulates and nanocomposites,
- solar energy and photovoltaic materials,
- biomaterials, tissue engineering,
- functional materials (magnetic and electronic) and devices,
- metals and alloys (particularly light alloys),
- diffraction studies,
- polymer science and engineering,
- ceramic engineering,
- fracture of materials,
- production and properties of composites,
- mechanical properties,
- mathematical and computer modeling of materials and processes.
Underpinning all of these strengths is a wide range of techniques to probe material structures at all size scales.