The School of Engineering and Materials Science provides internationally-leading research activity represented by five academic divisions - click on links below. Research is supported by industrial, clinical and academic partnerships as well as a thriving Joint Research Institute with Northwestern Polytechnical University in China. We have a long track record of worldwide research impact. Examples include the widely-used lightweight self-reinforced plastic (Tegris®) and innovative new biomaterials now treating 100,000s of patients across the globe.
2014 Research Excellence Framework
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), QMUL's General Engineering was ranked 7th in the UK out of 62 universities based on World Leading (4*) overall percentages. QMUL's General Engineering research publications were ranked 4th in the UK in the 2014 REF. Our research continues to be published in the highest quality journals.
Director of Research
Prof Martin Knight