Research Centres

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.

Data Science Institute

Lancaster is creating a new world-class Data Science Institute that will set the global standard for a truly interdisciplinary approach to contemporary data-drive research challenges.

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Energy Lancaster

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. By combining cutting-edge research in these areas with expertise across Lancaster and beyond, 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.

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Materials Science Institute

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.

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Quantum Technology Centre

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.

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Security Lancaster

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.

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The Cockcroft Institute

The Cockcroft Institute is a collaboration between academia, national laboratories, industry and local economy. Bringing together the best accelerator scientists, engineers, educators and industrialists to design, make and use innovative instruments of discovery at all scales and lead the UK’s participation in international experiments.

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CREST Research

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) is a national hub for understanding, countering and mitigating security threats. CREST brings together the UK’s foremost expertise 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.

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