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.
- Enhanced performance with bismuth ferrite perovskite in ZnO nanorod solid state solar cells. Nanoscale vol. 6, (12) 7072-7078.
- Adhesion Anisotropy between Contacting Electrospun Fibers. Langmuir vol. 30, (23) 6819-6825.
- Common origin of negative thermal expansion and other exotic properties in ceramic and hybrid materials. PHYSICAL REVIEW B vol. 89, (21)