The Department of Materials has expertise in biomaterials, tissue engineering, ceramics, glass, advanced alloys and nanotechnology. Advanced materials aren't just restricted to the Department of Materials either. Research exists across many engineering departments including Civil, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, as well as many groups within natural sciences, from physics to chemistry.
The combination of engineering and medicine expertise allows the College to lead biomaterials research, including bone regeneration, tissue engineering, surgical technology, and testing and analysis techniques. Research into metamaterials is also extremely strong at Imperial.
Within the university there are a number of centres studying various aspects of materials, including the Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics and the Composites Centre. The College is also a partner in the London Centre for Nanotechnology alongside University College London.
The Department of Materials also has a number of state-of-the-art testing facilities available for use by external organisations and within a consultancy project. These include an electron microscope suite, a surface analysis facility and facilities for x-ray diffraction and microtomography.
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