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Materials Engineering research in the Solid Mechanics and Materials research group, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.

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Materials Engineering


Our work in Materials Engineering is highly interdisciplinary and centres on the development of novel structural and functional materials for a wide range of technological applications. Ongoing research interests encompass advanced materials such as ferroelectrics, polymers, metal-organic frameworks, energy storage materials, nanocomposites, superalloys, and coatings. We establish complex structure-property relationships using state-of-the-art materials characterisation techniques, ranging from atomic force microscopy, electron microscopy and nanoindentation, all the way to synchrotron diffraction, microtomography, and neutron scattering at large-scale facilities.