School of Engineering

Research Theme: Materials and Manufacturing

Materials and Manufacturing

Building on expertise in a wide and diverse range of research groups our work includes discovery, assessment, analysis, processing and design.

From Discovery to Products

The underlying philosophy of the Materials and Manufacturing theme is to take world class, blue skies research and apply it to tackling industrial challenges.

We lead two national centres that fall in to this theme.

The National Gear Metrology Laboratory is a global centre of excellence for gears and related products. We have a long history of work with commercial and governmental partners on aerospace, rail and marine power trains.

We also lead the National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering, Tyne Subsea, a multi-million pound partnership with BEL Valves to provide hyperbaric research, test and certification.

Industrial partners we work with include:

  • Dyson
  • GSK
  • Rolls Royce 
  • Royal Navy
  • Siemens

By drawing on a range of expertise and interests we achieve innovation in materials and manufacturing to realise responsible consumption and production and clean growth.

Our work transcends disciplinary boundaries to translate scientific discovery to engineering application. For example, the £2.25m EPSRC-funded Centre for Energy Materials brings engineers together with chemists, physicists, and nanotechnologists to discover the next generation of battery technology.

We have exceptional facilities for materials analysis

Major projects

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