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.
Research centres and groups
Advanced Technology Institute
One of the University's world-leading research centres, looking at quantum information, nanotechnology, energy and advanced materials.
Artificial intelligence research
Expertise in advancing AI algorithms to address practical, real-world applications and the potential impact across a range of domains for the benefit of society.
Cancer research cluster
We work with experts from diverse disciplines including technology, science, engineering and psychology alongside NHS professionals, patients and their families.
Cancer Research Network
Bringing together the various research we do across faculties from cancer care and trials, to radiotherapy and ion beam studies.
Centre for Aerodynamics and Environmental Flow
Researching technology contributing to future sustainability in aerospace and environmental engineering.
Centre for Biomedical Engineering
Researching the application of engineering and technology to problems in medicine and biology.
Centre for Criminology
Bringing together criminological and methodological expertise to conduct empirically robust and policy relevant research on crime and crime control.
Centre for Engineering Materials
Providing world-class analysis of ceramics, polymers and metals, as well as composite materials consisting of two or more of these materials using their in-house facilities.
Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology
Developing mathematical and computational methods to advance research and practical applications in the life sciences and medicine.
Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing
An internationally recognised leader in audio-visual machine perception research, with a diverse community. One of the largest audio and vision research groups in the UK.
Clinical Research Centre
Recognised as a centre for the delivery of clinical trials and studies involving participants, particularly early phase studies such as phase 1, first in human and phase 2a.
Clinical Trials Unit
Using experience, expertise and infrastructure to develop, organise and manage high quality, multi-centre, randomised controlled trials of national and international importance.
Functional Nanomaterials Group
Focusing on micro-scale processing, materials integration and manufacturing to allow the creation of unique 3D micro- and nano-scale structures.
Global Centre for Clean Air Research
Realising our collaborative global vision of ‘clean air for all’ by understanding the impact of air pollutants on life quality.
Health and Food research group
Addressing societal challenges by designing and engineering food, cosmetics and therapeutic products.
Diagnostic histopathology services are offered to vets working in practice, as well as histological processing and interpretation for research purposes.
Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory
This laboratory houses shared learning areas for engineering, biosciences and computer science students.
Ion Beam Centre
Allowing users to undertake a wide variety of research using ion implantation, ion irradiation and ion beam analysis, as well as extensive processing and characterisation facilities.
Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre
Training a new generation of scientists who can operate across the boundaries of biology, chemistry and quantum physics to pioneer research in quantum biology.
Mathematics of Life and Social Sciences Group
Applying mathematical, computational, and statistical techniques to address research questions in life and social sciences.
Taking innovative technology into the future with a twin-track approach towards utilising atoms and molecules, using both fundamental and applied research.
National Physical Laboratory
Working to deliver personalised medicine, new treatments and earlier diagnosis.
Photonics and Quantum Sciences Group
Focusing on exploring and exploiting the interaction of light with matter.
Radiation and Medical Physics Group
With expertise in applied radiation physics, we explore the fundamental properties and interactions of radiation in a range of medical and industrial applications.
Real World Evidence Centre
Working with global healthcare leader Eli Lilly and Company to study the effects of treatment on people with type 2 diabetes, which affects about 95 per cent of those with the disease.
Section of Cardiovascular Sciences
Research encompassing a wide range of overarching disciplines and expertise, including pharmacology, genetics, physiology, drug development and clinical intervention studies.
Section of Metabolic Medicine, Food and Macronutrients
Researching the metabolic origins and prevention of disease to increase understanding of the aetiology and metabolic basis of chronic degenerative diseases.
Surrey Cancer Research Institute
A Clinical Academic Group working in partnership with other hospitals, cancer centres and organisations to deliver world class research into cancer treatment and service delivery.
Surrey Centre for Cyber Security
An Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security working on methods and techniques which mitigate the cyber security threats faced by individuals and organisations.
Surrey Sensors Ltd
Applying cutting-edge technology to the design and manufacture of bespoke, cost-effective measurement solutions.
Surrey Sleep Research Centre
Home to forward-thinking multidisciplinary approaches to pre-clinical and clinical sleep research, monitoring, recording and analysing sleep patterns and sleep disorders.
Sustainable Printing Applied Research Knowledge (SPARK) Hub
Focusing on the development of novel processing techniques for materials synthesis, printing and characterisation of functional nanomaterials and devices.
Targeted Cancer Therapy Research Group
Conducting cutting edge research into targeted therapies for cancer, such as diagnostic biomarkers to detect and aid diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer.
Veterinary Biomechanics Laboratory
Designed to investigate veterinary musculoskeletal biomechanics and deliver original educational resources for students in animal biomechanics and gait analysis.
Areas of research
Our key strengths are in biomaterials, medical devices, medical modelling, artificial intelligence and analytics, sensors and apps, medical physics and nanomaterials. As well as having strong research in medical indications such as cancer and cardiovascular sciences.