Research in the School addresses industrial, commercial and societal needs in two main areas:
Energy Research Institute - combustion, energy, future fuels and aviation
Institute for Materials Research - carbon, electroceramics, novel alloys & steels, photonics, textile structures
Institute of Particle Science and Engineering - chemical engineering, mineral process engineering
Strongly interdisciplinary in nature, our institutes have long established collaborative links with other University of Leeds schools and departments, and with research institutions around the world. Collaborations are enhanced by several interdisciplinary research centres:
We are actively seeking research students to work on key projects. As a School we recruit approximately 40 research students a year from around the world, with over 140 overall across all years of their study.
Research is well funded, with an average annual research expenditure of approximately £5.5 million, with funding from a variety of sources including UK Research Councils, the European Union, government agencies and industry. We place a strong emphasis on the transfer of knowledge to industry and technology transfer organisations which takes the form of licences, spin-out activities, IP filings, consultancies, conference organisation and training through short courses.