From discovery to application, our pioneering research delivers results with global impact, helping to transform society, drive the economy and change lives.
Global pioneers in research and innovation
Solving wicked problems
Our leading research in industrial decarbonisation and energy transition is at the forefront of the race to net zero.
Exploring how to establish, maintain and repair trust by incorporating the subjective view of human trust towards Autonomous Systems.
In the ORCA Hub, the next generation of remote telepresence robotics solutions are being developed to service the offshore renewable sector.
Award-winning research in sustainable construction is making a real difference for communities and a ground-breaking eco-brick is transforming construction waste.
Applying photonics universally
The application of photonics and astrophotonics has wide-ranging impact across laser manufacturing, fundamental physics, medicine and astronomy.
Healthy Human Robot Interaction
Improving clinical outcomes and physical rehabilitation with pioneering human computer interaction and human robot interaction for Health and Wellness.
Decarbonising freight logistics
Building scientific evidence around decarbonisation of freight logistics to underpin government policy and guide industry towards carbon neutral freight solutions.
Pioneering carbon storage
Leading research and innovation across the carbon capture and storage chain, to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions and meet our future energy demands.
Advancing laser technologies
Propelling cutting-edge research into laser technologies and applications in manufacturing, cutting costs while increasing reliability, accuracy and precision.
Making a real difference
Life-changing research, in one of the UK's top social and urban policy centres, creating solutions and tackling global issues in housing and poverty.
Developing practical quantum communication systems and imaging approaches to protect data security systems from global cyber attack.
Protecting human health
Working with governments and industry worldwide driving innovative research solutions into the safe use of nanotechnology to protect and improve human health
Spotlight on quantum technologies
The Quantum Photonics Lab is at the head of a ‘quantum revolution’, developing quantum light sources that exploit the bizarre properties of quantum mechanics.
Innovating global design
Innovating design practice on a global scale by exploring how communication works between design professionals and craft practitioners.
Ground-breaking artificial intelligence research with robots that can learn language and interact socially with pioneering applications across global industry.
Improving quality of Life
Making an impact in the medical and engineering sectors through novel surface engineering solutions that improve product quality and longevity.