Institute of Functional Surfaces
Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS)
The Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS) is underpinned by scientific and engineering excellence. This stretches across our core areas of expertise: tribology, corrosion and surface engineering. iFS has a repository of both generic and specialist skills which enables us to be involved in research across areas of biomedical and transport through to outer space.
Our research team consists of over 75 staff and students. We are engaged on a global scale with both public and private sector organisations and projects. These collaborations span from the basic science and application through to commercialisation.
TRIBOS+ joint Masters programme
This innovative programme provides high-level, state-of-the-art tribological knowledge, equipping students with the skills to address the next wave of advanced engineering problems. Delivered by a consortium of leading European universities, it forms part of the Erasmus+ mobility scheme, and so offers exciting networking and travel opportunities alongside a unique study experience. Scholarships for both EU and non-EU students are available from the European Commission. Find out more.