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.

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University of Birmingham academics' success in Queen's Birthday Honours List

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The significant contribution of two University of Birmingham academics and one honorary graduate have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

'Self-healing' materials set to transform hypersonic travel

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The University of Birmingham is working as part of a group of 12 partners from six European countries on an EU-funded collaborative research project which aims to design, manufacture and test a new generation of materials able to withstand the harsh conditions of aerospace.

Atomically thin nanowires convert heat to electricity more efficiently

Atomically thin nanowires convert heat to electricity more efficiently
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Waste heat can be converted to electricity more efficiently using one-dimensional nanoscale materials as thin as an atom – ushering in a new way of generating sustainable energy – thanks to new research by the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham and Cambridge.
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