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Institute for Materials Research

About us

The Institute is the result of a metamorphosis of the Department of Materials at the University of Leeds and is part of the school of Chemical and Process Engineering.

IMR Mission Statement:

To undertake internationally leading research and postgraduate training in selected fields of materials science and engineering for serving the future emerging needs of industry and society.

The core activities are:

  • Electronic and photonic materials
  • Carbon
  • Metallurgy
  • Characterisation modelling

IMR Vision

  • An improved knowledge base and increased knowledge transfer to industry and government in selected areas
  • Increased availability of trained researchers and skilled professionals

IMR Administrative Vision:

  • Sustain and grow the research in the core activities
  • Increase participation in interdisciplinary research

Our interaction with industry in the UK and overseas continues to thrive




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