Our Research Expertise

Swansea University was created in 1920 to support industry. Since then, it has continued with a strong applied approach to research and innovation.

The Materials department is home to numerous prestigious, £multi-million grants, many of which are linked to industry. They enable us to conduct quality research into large scale photovoltaics, fossil free steel making, computational alloy design, energy storage materials, advanced aerospace materials, advanced imaging, bio polymers and materials degradation.

A thriving Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher community and excellent facilities supports the translation of our research into societal and economic impact and fosters a strong sense of belonging in the department where undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and staff all work alongside each other.

Metallurgy and Coatings

Energy in Buildings