It will bring together academics from all development stages from modelling a new material, through material synthesis and characterization, to applying that material in the 'real world'. The Institute will aim to act as the bridge between highly theoretical materials research (in all forms), experimental material science and practical applications. This will involve significant research within Lancaster, engagement with externals (industry, charities, research centres, government, other universities, etc.), delivery of related teaching at all levels, and clear evidenced impact.
It will be a truly multidisciplinary research centre with project teams including chemists, physicists, engineers, computer scientists, environmental scientists, biologists, designers and social scientists.
We aim become a top 10 institute in the UK for Materials Research by 2020.