Exhibitor Spotlight with Queen Mary University of London

Find out more about The Advanced Materials Show Exhibitor Queen Mary University of London. Discover their wide-ranging portfolio, how the industry can benefit from their materials, some of their latest developments and more. Visit them at stand 1525 when you attend on 15th & 16th May.

  • What advanced materials do you specialise in?

Our advanced materials research portfolio is broad, with excellence in polymer composite processing, ceramics engineering, energy materials, bioceramics, coatings, graphene and mechanical metamaterials. We also work on a range of functional devices, systems and modelling. This is all supported by state-of-the-art facilities.


  • Please explain the benefits of your speciality.

Having materials science embedded in our engineering department enables us to develop advanced materials and integrate them into devices and systems.

  • Are there any exciting developments that is happening within the industry or your company that you can share with us?

We’ve recently installed a Xenocs Nano-inXider SAXS/WAXD system, which is capable of simultaneously probing length scales from the atomic (1 Angstrom) to ~200 nm in the same measurement. Grazing-incidence measurements for thin films are also possible. The system is capable of measurements that would usually require time on a synchrotron facility, so can massively reduce material development time and cost. External users can also access the facility (contact Himadri Gupta

Our new MagMat facility is now up and running and is a unique capability in the UK for the synthesis and processing of materials in strong magnetic fields (up to 15T). This provides the initiative for a new era of materials science where magnetic field driven forces are coupled with materials synthesis and processing to produce novel materials. Magneto related phenomena have special relevance to the fields of functional materials and biosciencees, where the engineering outcomes are often a result of multifunctional couplings. The use of high magnetic fields in combination with a wide range of processing techniques could lead to new phenomena, materials and manufacturing routes. You can find out more at

Finally, our vast new green energy labs will be opening in 2024 and will bring together our energy device and energy storage research into a single location with new material deposition facilities.

  • If attendees should know one thing about your company, what would it be?

QMUL has a unique combination of research excellence and social mobility of our students. In fact the quality of our engineering research was ranked 2nd in the UK, whilst social mobility of our students has been ranked 1st in the UK.

  • What will you be showcasing at your stand at The Advanced Materials Show?

We’ll showcase a broad range of our materials, processing, functional device and battery research. We’ll have members of business and technical teams to discuss collaboration topics, ways of interacting and access to our facilities.

  • What are you most looking forward to at The Advanced Materials Show?

Interesting discussions and seeing how other innovators are pushing the state-of-the-art.