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Industries & Expertise


Imperial College London’s world leading expertise in materials combines knowledge from the Faculty of Engineering with that of departments within the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Medicine.

Our researchers can advise on multi-disciplinary projects ranging from providing advice on bone regeneration to testing the durability of solar panels.

Our consultants' knowledge can be applied to a number of different sectors including healthcare, transport and communications. This expertise can be employed in areas such as sustainable development systems and synthetic biology.

We have helped clients solve a range of problems:


  • Biomaterials

    Bone regeneration, diagnostic platforms, tissue engineering, surgical technology and renewable polymer composites.

  • Composites

    Biocomposites, ceramics, nanocomposites, non-destructive testing, structural applications, mechanical properties and characterisation and energy storage.

  • Optical and Semiconductor devices

    Metamaterials, plastic electronics, transistors, MEMS waveguides, amplifiers, photovoltaics, sensors and diodes/LEDs.

  • Material uses

    Lubricants, membranes, microfluidics, filtration, semiconductors, protective casing and sustainable systems.

  • Material methods

    Synthesis, catalysis, sustainability, modelling, molecular design, phase behaviour testing as well as analysis and characterisation.


Whether you need help solving technological problems within energy, environmental protection, transport, electronics and healthcare, or detailed understanding of materials properties within either natural or extreme conditions, we can find the right people to help you solve a problem flexibly and responsively.