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Materials and Physics research centre

Materials and Physics

Members of this large and prestigious Research Centre are drawn from applied, computational and theoretical areas of physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics. Approaching 50 staff from the Materials & Physics Research Centre were submitted in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), as members of Salford University's (now-restructured) Institute for Materials Research.

In the 2008 RAE, 85% of our work at Salford University was judged to be 'internationally recognised' research (2* and above), of which 50% was judged to be 'world-leading' research (4*) or 'internationally excellent' research (3*). Research Fortnight ranked our members' materials research activity as 8th overall in the UK.

The formation of the Materials & Physics Research Centre in 2009 constituted an Integration of Materials Research expertise at Salford University - forming the largest of the five Research Centres within the School of Computing, Science & Engineering.

Research activities are focused and organised through the collaborative, multi-disciplinary topic areas – which are listed to the left of this page.