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Science and Engineering

Queen Mary University of London conducts world-class science and engineering research delivering fundamental knowledge and translational impact to benefit society.

Professor Martin Knight

Professor Martin Knight

Dean for Research, Faculty of Science and Engineering

We provide a supportive and stimulating research environment with high-quality facilities attracting talent from across the globe and delivering the highest quality research and societal impact which is recognised all over the world.

Our strategic research themes

Environment, biodiversity and genomics

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Research using technology, modelling and genomics to reduce environmental degradation and deliver biodiversity and sustainable habitats.

Social interaction, health and wellbeing

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Research into the factors that influence behaviour and mental health and how humans adapt to changes such as conflict, migration and humanitarian crises.

Engineering better medicine

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Bioscience and bioengineering supporting the development, manufacture and pre-clinical testing of medtech, implants, diagnostics and therapeutics.

AI & Data Modelling

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Data-centric engineering research using artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data to support the digital environment with applications including robotics, entertainment, energy and healthcare.

Green energy

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Science and engineering to facilitate net-zero emissions through development of sustainable power generation, transmission and storage.

Research overview 

Our distinctive, curiosity-driven research is recognised all over the world and in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) 90 per cent of science and engineering research output was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading. Queen Mary has a distinguished tradition in science and engineering, and was one of the first UK universities to establish engineering, computer science, chemistry, and materials departments.

We aim to attract research talent from all corners of the globe and support our researchers at every stage of their careers. We have an annual research income of over £40m.

We encourage our staff and students to explore the commercial potential of their work and currently have 16 active companies within our spinout portfolio.

Research Impact

Sustainability at Queen Mary

From commercialisation to policy change, the Faculty of Science and Engineering supports the development of ethical and sustainable impacts.

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The Faculty hosts over 900 doctoral research students supervised by more than 300 academic research staff, and with access to world-leading facilities. 

Our Faculty Research Team 

Dean for Research

Professor Martin Knight

Professor Martin Knight, Dean for Research

More about Professor Martin Knight 

Research Impact

Professor Chris Eizaguirre

Professor Chris Eizaguirre, Deputy Dean for Research Impact

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Postgraduate Research

Dr Akram Alomainy

Dr Akram Alomainy, Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Research

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Faculty Research Manager

Joyce Jones, Faculty Research Manager

Joyce Jones, Faculty Research   Manager

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