Active Surfaces and Interfaces

Materials for Health

Advanced Manufacturing

Materials Science Institute

An interdisciplinary institute to tackle grand challenges in society and industry.


We are an institute of over 200 academic and research staff, we are active in interdisciplinary research, development, commercialisation and education of new materials science. We aim to provide a platform offering complete solutions to your research and development needs.


We bring together world-leading expertise to provide a responsive environment for research.


Find out more about the unique range of facilities we have available.

Work with Us

We work closely with research and industrial partners around the world.

Launch Event

Join us from 2.15pm on Thursday 28th September for our official launch event. Lancaster VC Professor Mark E. Smith and Professor Philip Wither FREng FRS will launch the MSI in the Faraday Lecture Theatre. Email to register here.

Research Themes

We have experts in established and emerging themes in materials science. Our research activities are strategically focused on three core areas to tackle problems in industry and society.

Active Surfaces and Interfaces

We are working to understand and engineer how materials interact through their surfaces and interfaces.

Materials for Health

We are developing new materials to solve problems in healthcare and medicine.

Advanced Manufacturing

We are developing advanced techniques to fabricate and join new materials to make next-generation technologies.