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Research beacons: Advanced materials

09 Feb 2015

Manchester is at the forefront of advanced materials

Our research beacons showcase areas where our researchers work with colleagues from across the University and beyond to produce solutions that are distinct to Manchester.

World-class research is the first goal of our Manchester 2020 strategy. Our aim is to be among the top 25 research universities in the world by 2020.

This week, we look at how our advanced materials experts are focusing on solving some of the world’s most critical problems.

The breadth of our work in advanced materials is enabling us to find new ways forward for the energy, fuel and aerospace industries. We’re world-leading at developing new and existing materials for extreme environments.

We’re at the forefront of characterisation of materials – measuring and exploring materials to help us fully understand their properties and potential.

And then there is graphene. One-atom thick, this material is set to revolutionise the material world. Our team of more than 200 graphene and related two-dimensional materials researchers are constantly coming up with new ways to improve and transform current products, from providing clean water for millions in third-world communities to creating sustainable energy storage devices.

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