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.

News

Researchers take one step closer to super-fast-charging batteries

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Dr Andrew Morris's research group from the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham have explained the behaviour of a new class of super-fast charging battery materials.

Birmingham 'superalloys' researcher amongst new cohort of Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships

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Dr Alexander (Sandy) Knowles, a University of Birmingham researcher specialising in high performance 'superalloys' is one of 18 academics awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship.

Rare earth metal recycling pilot project launched at University of Birmingham

Rare earth metal recycling pilot project launched at University of Birmingham
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded €4m to set up a pilot facility to reclaim rare earth metals from scrap.
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