UCL Institute for Materials Discovery

Introduction

The UCL Institute for Materials Discovery (IMD) has relationships across the 3 faculties within the BEAMS school: the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS), the Faculty of Engineering Science, and the Bartlett, and also with the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

UCL’s world-leading research in new materials and related areas that span a wide range of disciplines across the institution:

  • to integrate fundamental chemistry, physics, materials, engineering and biological principles across the disciplines
  • to create new opportunities in materials creation, discovery and exploitation for the development of clean energy, nanotechnology, engineering and biomedicine technologies.
  • to accelerate and integrate materials discovery, together with sustainable and economical processing into novel products and applications

The Expertise

Focus on delivery

The IMD is focused on delivering the next generation of advanced materials designed to tackle the major global problems in:

  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunication
  • Transport

The People

To carry out this research the IMD has a core team of researchers and a wider community of collaborators and partners: find out more on our People page.

Research Partners

When all of this experience is combined the IMD can call on materials pioneers with experience in a vast and wide-ranging spectrum of fields from chemistry to mathematics, engineering to medicine!

Core Strategies

With five core strategies the IMD intends to deliver step-changes in advanced materials:

  • Integrating the fundamental principles of chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering and biology
  • Utilising a combination of computational, experimental and engineering research
  • Combining sustainability with economic viability to develop processing technologies
  • Working alongside industry to consider the commercial impact and meet current and future needs
  • Considering materials development from theory through to scale-up demonstration to maximise efficiency
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Advanced Materials Science

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

This MSc programme has been tailored-made to provide you with the scientific and commercial expertise in advanced materials to design innovative, problem solving, sustainable materials for the commercial world. The IMD has a wide range of industrial connections from various sectors: from aviation to oil and gas, solar energy to biomedical. [+]

This MSc programme has been tailored-made to provide you with the scientific and commercial expertise in advanced materials to design innovative, problem solving, sustainable materials for the commercial world.

The IMD has a wide range of industrial connections from various sectors: from aviation to oil and gas, solar energy to biomedical. You will gain first-hand insight from these industry experts through guest lecturers and research projects.

Is this course for you?

Do you want a future career as a materials scientist? Or perhaps as an engineer? Whether you want to remain in academia or move into the industry this course will provide you with essential materials-research experience!... [-]