The Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) is a dynamic interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to addressing industrial problems through the application of fundamental science and engineering.
The national Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014, showed that 56% of the submitted research received the prestigious 4* and 3* rating as world-leading and internationally excellent.
They comprise a variety of centres, including:
The research produced at MERI covers a broad range of topics, from semiconductors to concrete and from theoretical modelling to industrial applied coatings - and they specialise in research relevant to real life.
The majority of activities are focused on real commercial needs with many activities sponsored by companies. This includes sponsorship from a broad range of sectors such as petrochemical, pharmaceutical, electronics, aerospace, automotive, biomedical and many more.