Materials and Engineering Research Institute

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:

  • Centre for Automation and Robotics Research
  • Polymers, Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre
  • Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre
  • Thin Films Research Centre

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.



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