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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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.

Birmingham brings together experts to secure the future of technology-critical materials

Birmingham brings together experts to secure the future of technology-critical materials
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham are drawing together a panel of experts to help secure the future UK supply of technology-critical materials.

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.
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