Department of Materials

Undergraduate study

Facilities for Materials students

Materials students enjoy a generous amount of hands-on practical work and this involves a lot of specialist equipment and laboratory spaces. Recent investments in our own building and STEMLab have given us exceptional facilities for our students. Below are links to many of the facilities that our taught students use in their practical classes.

Materials facilities video tour

Loughborough Materials Facilities tour

Join some of our Materials Engineering students on a tour of our outstanding facilities, available to those looking to study at Loughborough University.

Materials Facilities in STEMLab

Equipment and virtual tours in the Materials building (S-Building)

S Building is home to the Departments of Materials and Chemical Engineering and contains some of the cutting-edge, specialist  laboratory and processing facilities these departments use in their teaching. It is  also where the majority of our academic staff and research facilities are based.

Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre

The Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre (LMCC) is a truly world-class facility and brings together cutting edge microscopy, surface analysis and testing equipment coupled with a team of highly respected and very experienced scientists and engineers. Occupying a discrete section in the Materials building (S-Building), its facilities are used for teaching of students, research and contract and consultancy work for many well-known industrial companies. Read more »