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 has a strong tradition of materials-based research. The creation of the Materials Research Institute (MRI) brings together a range of expertise 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.
- Nanoindentation and fracture toughness of nanostructured zirconia/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites. Ceramics International vol. 41, (2) 2453-2461.
- Influence of sol counter-ions on the anatase-to-rutile phase transformation and microstructure of nanocrystalline TiO2. CrystEngComm vol. 17, (8) 1813-1825.
- How the Surface Structure Determines the Properties of CuH. Inorganic chemistry