Centre for Engineering Materials

Engineering materials bridge the gap between the physical sciences, where understanding of atomic and molecular phenomena help explain fundamental behaviours, and engineering structures where practical applications of such phenomena are realised.

What we have to offer

We provide world-class analysis of ceramics, polymers and metals, as well as composite materials consisting of two or more of these materials using our in-house facilities.

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Our research

Our research scales from nanometres through to metres which is used to explain and control the manufacture and behaviour of materials and the systems that rely on them.

Meet the team

Professor Robert Dorey

Centre Director

Professor Robert Dorey holds the chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Surrey and is Fellow of the Institute Materials, Mining and Minerals (FIMMM) and Higher Education Academy (FHEA) as well as a Chartered Scientist and Engineer. Professor Dorey joined the University of Surrey from Cranfield University in 2014. Between 2003 and 2008 he held a prestigious Royal Academy of ...