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Advanced Materials Research LaboratoryOur research

Materials research is fundamental to a wide range of science and engineering disciplines. The Advanced Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL) provides state of the art facilities to academic institutions and industry. It provides a hub for multidisciplinary research projects ranging from nano-scale through to full-scale component testing. As well as the familiar materials-based discipline into metallics, ceramics, polymers and composites, the AMRL supports new research partnerships in a range of multidisciplinary applications such as nano and micro electromechanical systems (NEMS & MEMS), sensor technology, photonics and printed electronics.

The facility is comprised of two designated Advanced Materials Research Laboratories within the department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - Materials Characterisation Laboratory and Experimental Mechanics Laboratory.

The AMRL conducts research in:

  • metallics
  • ceramics
  • polymers
  • composites
  • biomaterials
  • geomaterials
  • nano electromechanical systems (NEMS)  
  • micro electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • sensor technology
  • photonics
  • printed electronics

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