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Advanced Materials

We are active in a number of areas of applied research relating to materials and sustainability

Our research encompasses electronic and function materials, condensed matter theory and surface engineering including the development of new materials, thin films and coating processes.

Areas of interest

  • photovoltaics for renewable energy
  • two-dimensional materials including graphene for energy related and biomedical applications
  • functional oxides for solid state cooling and photoelectrochemical cells
  • soft magnetic materials
  • surface engineering - research is directed at making new types of functional surfaces for enhancing engineering performance, manufacturing processes, energy efficiency and environmental compatibility.

The group's work has a strong focus on nanomaterials and nanotechnology. There is a strong track record of external funding from the European Union, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Technology Strategy Board and other industry bodies.

Contact us

The Advanced Materials Research Centre is led by Prof. Hari Reehal. Please email him using

For further information, please see the Advanced Materials website.