Global pioneers in research and innovationFrom discovery to application, our pioneering research delivers results with global impact, helping to transform society, drive the economy and change lives.
Applying photonics universally
The application of photonics and astrophotonics has wide-ranging impact across laser manufacturing, fundamental physics, medicine and astronomy.
In the ORCA Hub, the next generation of remote telepresence robotics solutions are being developed to service the offshore renewable sector.
Exploring how to establish, maintain and repair trust by incorporating the subjective view of human trust towards Autonomous Systems.
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.
Award-winning research in sustainable construction is making a real difference for communities and a ground-breaking eco-brick is transforming construction waste.
Big-geoscience for the future
Engendering a cultural shift towards a solutions-based approach at the interface of environmental, engineering and social science, to respond to urgent global problems.
Examining impact on the deep
From augmenting fisheries’ numbers to buffering the ocean against pH changes and ocean acidification; how are human activities impacting deep-sea ecosystems?
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.
Unlocking energy from geological reservoirs
Clean, affordable and sustainable energy for the future is vital – and one multidisciplinary team believes that carbonate reservoirs hold the solution to this.
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.
Spearheading cell biology
Spearheading a revolution in cell biology to deepen our knowledge of the causes of a wide range of diseases, which is attracting scientific interest worldwide.
Bridging global boundaries
Leading the way on the effects of multilingual and multicultural communication, bridging global language boundaries, creating understanding in the real world.
Innovating global design
Innovating design practice on a global scale by exploring how communication works between design professionals and craft practitioners.
Tackling energy head on
Tackling the oil industry's challenging issues through forensic geoscience research revealing new understanding of how sedimentary basins develop and evolve.
Pioneering robotics research to revolutionise the global economy, spanning the nuclear, space and offshore industries, transport, healthcare and manufacturing.
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.
Developing practical quantum communication systems and imaging approaches to protect data security systems from global cyber attack.