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.
- High-sensitivity light-addressable potentiometric sensors using silicon on sapphire functionalized with self-assembled organic monolayers. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical vol. 209, 230-236.
- Spark plasma sintered bismuth telluride-based thermoelectric materials incorporating dispersed boron carbide. Journal of Alloys and Compounds vol. 626, 368-374.
- Influence of dissolution medium pH on ion release and apatite formation of Bioglass? 45S5. Materials Letters vol. 143, 279-282.