Interdisciplinary collaborations

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The Materials and Structures group actively collaborate with other institutes and centres across the University, including the Institute for Transport Studies, Robotics@Leeds, Leeds Institute of Data Analytics (LIDA), Nuclear Science and Engineering at Leeds, Institute of Functional Surfaces, the Bragg Centre for Materials Research and the Centre for Global Development.


Our research is often co-created and developed in partnership with academics, government, NGOs and industrial partners. In addition to national academic collaborators, including Russel Group universities, we have strong university partnerships in the Global North and Global South.

We also collaborate extensively with UK and international organisations on a range of scientific activities, such as:

Industrial collaborators

Several of our projects are also directly sponsored by industry as joint research via Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, third party contributions, or as consultancy. We have several industrial collaborators, some of which include:

  • Highways England
  • Ilke Homes
  • Network Rail
  • Canal and River Trust
  • Bridge Owner’s Forum
  • Hanson Cement UK
  • Sika Limited
  • Allen Vanguard
  • WSP
  • Kloeckner Metals
  • Tata Steel
  • Radioactive Waste Management
  • Sellafield Ltd
  • Yorkshire Water