Skip to main content
Researchers in a laboratory

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. 

Research across our 5 schools includes both applied and fundamental research in areas of biology, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials, mathematics, physics and psychology. Much of our research fits within the following cross-cutting strategic research themes.

Our strategic research themes

Research overview 

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. The faculty of Science and Engineering now hosts five Schools with over 400 academic staff, 900 PhD students, and an annual research income in excess of £40M.  

Our research is highly rated all over the world. In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), Queen Mary University of London is amongst the top 10 institutions in the UK for Engineering (7th in REF 2021) and Computer Science and Informatics (8th in REF 2021), with excellent research recognised across all areas of the faculty. 97 per cent of science and engineering research outputs were rated at least internationally excellent with almost half considered to be world-leading.  

We are active in exploring the commercial potential of our research with multiple active spinout companies and a track-record of delivering outstanding positive impact for society in areas including healthcare, wellbeing, the environment and sustainability. 

Research talent from all corners of the globe are attracted to join Queen Mary where we support and nurture our researchers at every stage of their careers. 

Our Faculty Research Team 

Dean for Research

Professor Martin Knight

Professor Martin Knight, Dean for Research

More about Professor Martin Knight 

Research Impact

Dr Peter Thorpe

Dr Peter Thorpe, Deputy Dean for Research Impact

More about Dr Peter Thorpe

Postgraduate Research

Dr Akram Alomainy

Dr Akram Alomainy, Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Research

More about Dr Akram Alomainy

Faculty Research Manager

Joyce Jones, Faculty Research Manager

Joyce Jones, Faculty Research   Manager

Contact Joyce Jones 

Back to top