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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 three divisions:

In addition, much of the research within the school is also part of two new college wide multidisciplinary institutes:

Queen Mary Engineering research ranked 7th in the UK

In  the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the General Engineering submission (encompassing 'Biomedical Engineering and Materials' and 'Simulation and Applied Mechanics') 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). Similarly for our 'Functional Nanomaterials' research, 87% of publications were considered to be World Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*). 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. There is significant collaboration and interaction between our internationally leading academics working in multidisciplinary research areas. 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.


Director of Research: Prof Martin Knight  

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