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Appointment of Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

Science and Engineering

Queen Mary’s Faculty of Science and Engineering takes a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the big problems in science and engineering, including research focusing on body sensors, data networks, clean energy, tissue engineering, behavioural science and drug discovery.

Areas of particular strength include:

qMedia – which links technology with the creative arts.

Astronomy – which carries out work in collaboration with NASA, ESA and the UK Space Agency.

Bioengineering – which has a growing international reputation as a top research group in the UK.

Materials – a multi-disciplinary group which works in collaboration with the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Photosynthesis – which underpins the strategy to develop bio-energy research.

Physics – which helped develop string theory and counts a Nobel laureate, Sir Peter Mansfield, as one of its alumni.

Networks and Security – which brings together mathematicians and scientists.

Researchers from the School of Engineering and Materials Science have been awarded funding to lead a UK network in the development of ‘Organ-on-a-chip’ technologies. These are miniaturised artificial organs which can be used in a laboratory to test drugs and understand how the body works. These devices will also reduce the need for animal testing.

Our Media and Arts Technology (MAT) programmes provide a bridge between academic research, digital technologies, and creative industries. The group offers innovative inter-disciplinary programmes in the sciences and technologies that transform the creative sector, with a special focus on Sound, Music, Media, and Interaction.

Faculty highlights

  • 9,099 undergraduate students (including students studying offshore across three TNE programmes in China).
  • Around 508 postgraduate taught students, 632 postgraduate research students, over 155 postdoctoral researchers and 300 research assistants and support staff.
  • Annual turnover of £102m, with an annual research turnover from competitively won grants of £24m, from over 130 funding sources.
  • One of the largest supporters of the China Scholarship Council (CSC) in the UK, welcoming 50 new PhD students on joint QMUL-CSC scholarships every year.
  • Four National Teaching Fellows and several winners of the Drapers’ awards for innovation in Teaching and Learning.
  • Research Councils UK awarded six interdisciplinary Roberts Fellows, which put Queen Mary in the UK top ten for this scheme.
  • Significant new investment into Chemical and Robotics Engineering including the launch of new taught programmes and a state-of-the-art Robotics laboratory.
  • Extensively refurbished Physics building and recent investment into refurbishment and upgrading Engineering and Mathematical Sciences spaces.

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