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We pride ourselves on the depth, the range and the quality of our research. From breaking new ground in astrophysics to cyber security, our staff are active in their specialist areas. Our research has been rated as world-leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality and impact of research by UK universities.
Each of the Faculty of Science & Technology's departments is actively engaged in world-leading research. To find out more, visit the departments below.
Chemistry research is broadly structured into the three themes of analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, chemical theory and computation, and synthetic chemistry.
The School of Computing and Communications is committed to conducting world-class research with high impact, rated as 7th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research (REF 2014).
All of our Engineering academic staff are research active, with 91% of research and 100% of research impact rated as internationally excellent and world-leading.
Our world-class research, combining natural and social sciences, delivers the understanding needed to address the global environmental challenges that confront us all.
Ranked joint 5th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Lancaster is one of the UK's top departments for research in mathematics and statistics.
Our Physics Department is one of the top in the UK for research, ranked 2nd in the UK for the number of research outputs judged to be of internationally leading quality, with 28% of our publications in this top bracket (REF 2014).
According to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Psychology at Lancaster University is in the top 20 Psychology Departments in the UK for world leading (4*) research publications.
The Faculty plays host to a number of research centres, working with the University to further scientific knowledge and translate it into applicable solutions for the economy and environment.
Lancaster is home to a world-class Data Science Institute that will set the global standard for a truly interdisciplinary approach to contemporary data-drive research challenges.
Energy Lancaster brings together Lancaster University's world-leading expertise in a wide range of energy-related areas covering the demand and supply of energy. Energy Lancaster is working in partnership with global organisations in the development and management of secure and sustainable energy supplies in support of the world's energy needs.
Our multidisciplinary Materials Science Institute unites chemists, physicists, engineers, computer scientists, environmental scientists, biologists, designers and social scientists, covering all development stages from modelling a new material, through material synthesis and characterization, to applying that material in the real world.
The Quantum Technology Centre provides a state-of-the-art capability with access to industry and academic users enabling the translation of quantum technologies into new products and processes. The Centre seeks to bring economic benefit to the region and accelerate the pull-through of science into the marketplace.
Security Lancaster delivers research that innovates and challenges the way that individuals, organisations and societies secure and protect themselves. Our approach delivers the best use-inspired and pure research that delivers real impact.
CREST brings together the UK’s foremost experts in understanding the psychological and social drivers of the threat, the skills and technologies that enable its effective investigation, and the protective security measures that help counter the threat in the first place.