Centres and institutes
We work closely with several interdisciplinary University research institutes and centres.
Centre for Process Integration
The Centre for Process Integration works in the field of conceptual and environmentally friendly process design, applying the most efficient use of raw materials, energy and capital.
Dalton Nuclear Institute
The Department's research at the Dalton Nuclear Institute is focused on the sustainability of nuclear power on a life cycle basis relative to other energy options, including fossil and renewables.
International Centre for Advanced Materials
The International Centre for Advanced Materials is leading research that seeks to advance the fundamental understanding and use of advanced materials across a variety of energy and industrial applications.
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB)
The MIB focuses on developing advanced approaches to specific biotechnology challenges at the interface between medicine and biology and the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics and computation.
National Graphene Institute
The Department uses the University's National Graphene Institute - the national centre for graphene research in the UK. The Institute draws in specialists from across the globe and houses stunning facilities.
Photon Science Institute
The Photon Science Institute provides an innovative and interdisciplinary environment for research into and the application of photon science - the understanding of how light interacts with matter.
Sustainable Consumption Institute
The Sustainable Consumption Institute focuses on the challenge of how to reshape consumption in order to achieve sustainability, responding to multiple challenges from climate change to resource scarcity.
Along with the centres and institutes mentioned above, we benefit from a number of other important collaborations.
The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) fills a critical gap in the ecosystem for graphene and 2D material research, development and application in the UK.
The Department enjoys usage of the facility - the University’s second world-class multi-million pound graphene-focused centre - which sees industry-led development in applications through partnerships with academics.
Find out more about the GEIC on the University’s graphene website.
N8 HPC offers a high performance computing facility which is shared between the ‘N8’ group of universities.
Find out more on the N8 HPC website.
Our Department uses the Manchester X-ray Imaging Facility (MXIF), which includes a suite of 10 world-class complementary non-destructive 3D X-ray imaging instruments.
Find out more on the MXIF website.
Since 2010, the University has enjoyed a collaboration with Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility.
This allows researchers in a wide range of fields to create high-quality 3D images of samples including engineering components, biomaterials, fossils, organic materials and energy devices such as fuel cells.
Find out more on the Diamond website.