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Our research has been rated as world-leading in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) which assesses the quality and impact of research submitted by UK universities across all subjects.

Research Groups

  • Chemical Engineering

    Investigating all the relevant aspects of chemical and biochemical engineering, from fundamental science to engineering applications.

  • Electronic Engineering

    A leading group focusing on research spanning from digital electronics and materials to high-frequency applications.

  • Energy

    Addressing major scientific and technological challenges in emerging energy technologies and sustainability.

  • Nuclear Science and Engineering

    Our approach in nuclear research covers instrumentation, robotic, and chemical engineering.

  • Structures, Materials and Manufacturing

    Understanding functional materials, composite systems, structural health monitoring, production processes and technologies.

Research Facilities

Research Courses

Starting a Master's by Research or PhD at Lancaster University is an ideal way to begin your own research career.

  • Engineering MSc by Research

    Flexibility is the key to this programme. It begins with an induction where you are allocated a supervisor and often an industry contact; this sets the direction of your research and identifies training needs.

  • Engineering PhD

    Academic staff with international reputations in their discipline are available to supervise and guide you, and we offer appropriate research training, library and electronic resources.