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.
- Carriers concentration tailoring and phonon scattering from n-type zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoinclusion in p- and n-type bismuth telluride (Bi
2Te 3): Leading to ultra low thermal conductivity and excellent thermoelectric properties. Journal of Alloys and Compounds vol. 694, 864-868.
- Using graphene networks to build bioinspired self-monitoring ceramics. Nat Commun vol. 8,
- Filtration effects of graphene nanoplatelets in resin infusion processes: Problems and possible solutions. Composites Science and Technology vol. 139, 138-145.