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Queen Mary University of LondonQueen Mary University of London

School of Engineering and Materials Science

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Current research funding in the School of Engineering and Materials Science

The School of Engineering and Materials Science at QMUL is one of the most highly-rated engineering and materials science departments in the UK according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Research within the School is coordinated within the following five divisions. In addition, research within the school is also part of two university-wide multidisciplinary institutes: the Institute of Bioengineering and the Materials Research Institute

Director of Research:
Prof Martin Knight  

Queen Mary Engineering Research Ranked 7th in the UK

In  the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the General Engineering submission was ranked 7th in the country out of 62 UK universities based on World Leading (4*) overall percentages and 4th in the country for outputs (publications). Queen Mary University of London as a whole is ranked joint 9th amongst all UK multi-faculty universities providing further evidence of our outstanding research output, impact and environment. More on REF here.

Engineering at Queen Mary has a distinguished tradition in both teaching and research, dating back to the beginning of the 1900s while Materials research has been carried out at Queen Mary longer than any other institution in the UK. Today, research in the school of engineering and materials science benefits from both excellent well-equipped laboratories and an extensive infrastructure of computational facilities. The research findings are incorporated into teaching, which means that our graduates learn about the very latest skills and advancements in the field, equipping them well for their future careers.