University of Manchester: Ceramics and Glasses

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department School of Materials View department profile
Web http://www.manchester.ac.uk/materials
Email pg-materials@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)161 306 3559
Study type Research

Summary

The Ceramics and Glasses research programmes are part of a progressive research area within the school; we have close links with industry and research councils and we work collaboratively with them on many areas of research within the subject.

**Industrial Application**

Our research is concerned with the processing, characterisation and applications of structural and functional ceramic materials. Structural ceramics are used in engineering applications due to a combination of high strength, chemical / thermal resistance and extreme hardness. In contrast, functional ceramics exhibit unique electrical, magnetic and optical properties, which lead to applications in a diverse range of electronic components - filters in mobile telecommunications, exhaust gas sensors and pyroelectric thermal imaging cameras.

We are engaged in research to understand the structure-property relationships in a wide range of ceramic materials and to develop materials / components with enhanced properties. Materials are developed by conventional powder processing methods and by novel processing procedures.

**Research Projects**

Active projects in this area involve a wide range of processing techniques for functional and structural materials - these techniques are employed in industries as diverse as power generation, mobile telecommunications, aerospace and medical implants. To understand the microstructure-property relationships for the ceramics, we make extensive use of specialist characterisation facilities available in the school and in partner institutions nationally and internationally.

**Industrial Links**

Through our close relationship with industry, we ensure that the research we carry out is relevant and focused on the requirements of new technology. We currently collaborate on research with, amongst others, Rolls-Royce, British Nuclear Fuel, Xaar Printing Technology, Powerwave, Morgan Electroceramics, and BAE Systems. We are also supported by EPSRC, the European Commission, and British Energy.

Sponsorship info

The University of Manchester is offering 100 bursaries for master’s students, each worth £3,000 in funding, to UK and EU students who will be starting taught or research master’s courses in September 2017. You can find out more information at: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/funding/uk-eu-student-advice/masters-bursary/

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University of Manchester - School of MaterialsThe School is a leading international research school, employing over 90 academic staff, spanning seven research areas, and hosting industry-sponsored research centres in the areas of composites, energy materials, materials performance and materials imaging, providing a unique capability to process and analyse materials of all types. We have over 250 postgraduate research students and 125 Postdoctoral Research Assistants from a wide range of science, engineering and management backgrounds. Our postgraduate programmes are academically challenging and forward-thinking. Industry drives their content, and we invite many to work alongside us in our strategic development, ensuring that ...

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