Welcome to the Materials Research Institute
A centre of excellence providing the platform to support dynamic inter-disciplinary materials research, in collaboration with academia, research councils and industry professionals.
Queen Mary University of London has a strong tradition of materials-based research. The creation of the Materials Research Institute (MRI) brings together a range of expertise from within several Schools: Engineering and Materials, Physics and Astronomy, Biological and Chemical Sciences, and Dentistry to create a coherent interdisciplinary activity focused on five key research themes.
- Rapid spark plasma sintering to produce dense UHTCs reinforced with undamaged carbon fibres. Materials and Design vol. 130, 1-7.
- Development of conductive paraffin/graphene films laminated on fluoroelastomers with high strain recovery and anti-corrosive properties. Composites Science and Technology vol. 149, 254-261.
- Peltier effect during spark plasma sintering (SPS) of thermoelectric materials. Journal of Materials Science vol. 52, (17) 10341-10352.