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December 2018

Eugenia Pyurbeeva 1st prize for best talk

MRI Christmas Symposium Prize Winners

14 December 2018

Congratulations to our prize winning PhD Students in MRI! This year's prizes were awarded by Professor Yang Hao, Dean for Research in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Materials Research Institute's Interim Director, Professor Alan Drew. Eugenia Pyurbeeva won the prize for best talk entitled 'Heat engines approaching ... [more]


November 2018

 nanomaterials

Fully funded PhD studentship: the new generation of nanomaterials: how to get control on matter at the nanoscale

26 November 2018

Shaping the new generation of nanomaterials: how to get control on matter at the nanoscale Supervisor: Dr Cristina Giordano Deadline: 31st January 2019 Funding: QMUL (UK/EU only) Project description Nanomaterials are now in our everyday life in many different fields, from automobile, medicine, electronics and more. Nevertheless, there are still ... [more]


October 2018

Professor Diana Lopez, Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido & Professor Magda Titirici

Material Research Institute's team is shortlisted to win a £200,000 science prize

18 October 2018

Two researchers from Queen Mary's Material Research Institute are part of a team that is shortlisted to win a £200,000 science prize for their work in creating sustainable energy storage technologies from palm tree residue in Colombia. Professor Magda Titirici and co-investigator Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido, both from Queen Mary’s ... [more]


August 2018

The ratcheting building block that could be embedded in the new materials. After vertical compression, it keeps the materials collapsed, and can release energy on sideways pull.

Scientists at MRI design material that can store energy like an eagle’s grip

10 August 2018

What do a flea and an eagle have in common? They can store energy in their feet without having to continuously contract their muscles to then jump high or hold on to prey. Now scientists at Queen Mary University of London and University of Cambridge have created materials that can ... [more]


July 2018

Facilities access support for use of Henry Royce Institute equipment

Facilities access support for use of Henry Royce Institute equipment, University of Cambridge

25 July 2018

Please note that there are funds available for people in Energy Research to access the facilities of the Royce Institute at the University of Cambridge. The EPSRC Centre of Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems (CAM-IES) will provide funding to support access to shared equipment facilities by its member institutions. ... [more]


June 2018

Growth of apatite nanocrystals at multiple scales - similarly to how these crystals grow when dental enamel develops

Protein disorder–order interplay to guide the growth of hierarchical mineralized structures

1 June 2018

Scientists develop material that could regenerate dental enamel Materials Research Institute researchers have developed a new way to grow mineralised materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone. Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue in the body and enables ... [more]


May 2018

 Dr Stoyan Smoukov, Materials Research Institute

Scientists discover how a pinch of salt can improve battery performance

17 May 2018

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London, University of Cambridge and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have discovered how a pinch of salt can be used to drastically improve the performance of batteries. They found that adding salt to the inside of a supermolecular sponge and then baking ... [more]

Professor Magda Titrici

Professor Magdalena Titirici wins Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Prize, 2018

9 May 2018

Professor Magdalena Titirici, acting Director of the Materials Research Institute, is this year's Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Prize winner. Professor Titirici’s research group mimics the natural process of carbon formation in the lab – a process that takes millions of years in Nature. The resulting carbon is then used ... [more]


April 2018

Dr Himadri Gupta

Technology network awarded funding to capture musculoskeletal degeneration

25 April 2018

Queen Mary University of London awarded funding to create a network seeking to develop new, high energy imaging methods to capture the dynamic biochemical and biophysical processes in biological samples The human body is highly structured – from proteins and DNA, to the cells making up tissues that, in turn, form ... [more]

Dr Joe Briscoe

MRI researcher helps develop rollercoaster which charges your phone

11 April 2018

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London has used his expertise in energy harvesting applications to help develop a rollercoaster which charges your phone. Dr Joe Briscoe, from the Materials Research Institute, was approached by THORPE PARK Resort to work on their latest ride ‘The Walking Dead: The Ride’ ... [more]


March 2018

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UK Research and Innovation invites expressions of interest - Closing date: Wednesday 18 April 2018, 12:00pm

19 March 2018

UK Research and Innovation is inviting expressions of interest to identify the next wave of challenges to be supported under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). ISCF funding comes from UK Research and Innovation, business and the public sector working in partnership. The aim of this open expression of interest (... [more]

PhD student Sabina Nicolae heat winner of IOM Young Person’s Lecture

PhD student wins London heat of Institute of Materials Young Person’s Lecture Competition 2018

2 March 2018

Sabina Nicolae, a PhD student supervised by Materials Research Institute members Professor Magda Titirici and Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido, has won the London heat of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Young Person’s Lecture Competition (YPLC) 2018. The YPLC invites students and professionals up to the age of 28 to ... [more]


February 2018

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, Materials expert joins Queen Mary University of London

27 February 2018

Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, CBE, FREng, FRS, renowned British physicist and materials expert, is set to join Queen Mary University of London as Professor of Materials Science, responsible for raising the profile of Materials Science and carrying out research projects. Principal and President of Queen Mary, Professor Colin Bailey, said: “... [more]

The Research Beehive, Newcastle University

The official launch of the North East Centre for Energy Materials (NECEM), 16 March 2018

21 February 2018

The official launch of the North East Centre for Energy Materials (NECEM) takes place at the Research Beehive, Newcastle University, on Friday 16 March 2018. The North East Centre for Energy Materials (NECEM), formed between the universities of Newcastle, Durham and Northumbria, unites the breadth of expertise present at the three sites ... [more]

 Nomination for 'Innovation of the year'

Andy Bushby makes finalist in the Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2018, 'Innovation of the year' category

9 February 2018

'Weight-saving metal components achieved by length-scale engineering' - Andy Bushby, Materials Research Institute. Andy Bushby developed a simple manufacturing process for complex 3D-shaped metal engineering components in collaboration with a small UK company. The process produces higher strength from less material, which is important for hi-tech applications such as satellites. ... [more]


January 2018

Professor William Gillin

Professor William Gillin, Director of the Materials Research Institute - shortlisted for “Bruce Dickinson Entrepreneur of the Year” award for his work in Optical communication

15 January 2018

William Gillin, Director of the Materials Research Institute and Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy has been shortlisted for the “Bruce Dickinson Entrepreneur of the Year” award at Queen Mary University of London for his work in Optical communication. Optical communication is the future of high speed data ... [more]