Department of Materials

At the heart of engineering

For nearly 50 years Materials Science and Technology has been a core strength here at Loughborough, contributing to the advancement of the field through teaching, research and enterprise activities.

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  • Top 10 University Loughborough ranked 6th in the Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables' 2018
  • TEF Gold Loughborough awarded 'Gold' in the Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for overall satisfaction in Materials National Student Survey 2018, Materials and Minerals subject area
  • Ranked 2nd for Materials in the UK Guardian University Guide 2019, Engineering: Materials and Minerals subject area
  • 98% of graduates in employment or further study of which, 98% of employed graduates were in professional, managerial or graduate level roles. HESA data 2017 graduates Loughborough Materials graduates.
  • £26,500 Average Loughborough Materials graduate starting salary HESA data 2017 graduates.
  • Unrivalled industry links We send 15% more students on engineering placements than any other UK university (2016-17 HESA UG student record Engineering and Technology).
  • THE Best student experience 2018 and over the last 10 years Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018 and 2008-2018

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Materials PhD student Stuart Robertson wins Poster Prize

Stuart Robertson has been awarded second prize at the 2018 Materials Research Exchange for his poster featuring work with Zirconium Nitride as a high temperature material for use in nuclear reactors.

27 April 2018

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Department of Materials
Loughborough University
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU