Innovation for health

Innovation for health research in the Faculty for Engineering and Physical Sciences includes: medical engineering such as biomedical, chemical, electrical and physical sciences such as chemistry, computing, mathematics. We work closely with colleagues in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences across many medical indications, including cancer and cardiovascular science.

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Our research helps to diagnose, treat, recover from and prevent illness and disease.

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Centres and groups

We host multidisciplinary centres and groups addressing all of our strengths including; biomaterials, medical physics, medical devices, medical modelling, artificial intelligence and analytics, sensors, apps and nanomaterials for health, as well as our strengths in chronobiology, immunity, healthy ageing, cancer, nutrition and cardiology.

Addressing goals and challenges

Our research works towards addressing the University's grand challenges and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Professor Paul Smith

Professor of Composite Materials

Paul is an engineer by background, holding a first Degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he subsequently carried out doctoral research on the mechanical fastening of carbon fibre reinforced composites. Joining the University of Surrey in 1986, Paul started as a lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He has held a wide ran...

Professor Julie Yeomans

Professor Emerita of Ceramic Materials

Professor Julie Yeomans was the Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.  Previously, she undertook a two-year secondment as the first academic Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), having been Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences and Director of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Resea...

Research mapping

The information on this website was derived from a Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS) Health Scoping questionnaire and Faculty and Asset Mapping Exercise (FAME).