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.
- Apatite formation of bioactive glasses is enhanced by low additions of fluoride but delayed in the presence of serum proteins. Materials Letters vol. 153, 143-147.
- Electrochemical behaviour of activated carbons obtained via hydrothermal carbonization. Journal of Materials Chemistry A vol. 3, (30) 15558-15567.
- Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Core-Shell Co0.16Fe2.84O4@NaYF4(Yb, Er) and Fe3O4@NaYF4(Yb, Tm) Nanoparticle as Tri-modal (MRI, PET/SPECT and Optical) Imaging Agents. Bioconjugate chemistry