Metallurgy and Materials

Welcome to Metallurgy and Materials. This discipline provides an understanding of how materials behave and how they can be used and improved; essential to the development of new products.

We offer undergraduate courses in Materials Science and Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Science. 

We also offer a range of postgraduate taught and research degrees, and carry out leading-edge research.

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How can we secure a responsible supply of critical materials for the 21st century economy?

How can we secure a responsible supply of critical materials for the 21st century economy?
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Researchers are mitigating the dependency on rare earth imports by developing novel technological solutions.

University of Birmingham roboticist chairs global nuclear expert group

University of Birmingham roboticist chairs global nuclear expert group
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University of Birmingham Professor of Robotics, Rustam Stolkin, has been elected as Chair of a new international Expert Group on Robotic and Remote Systems (EGRSS).

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study

UK needs to act to prevent electric vehicle battery waste mountain – new study
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Recycling technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are not keeping pace with the rapid rise of electric vehicles, storing up waste management problems for the future, according to a new study.
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