Organization profile

Organisation profile

We have a thriving research programme, with over 40 academic staff and over 80 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and research visitors, drawn from the UK and overseas. Our research has a high international profile, in keeping with the University's position as a leading research institution in the United Kingdom.

REF 2014 results

The results of the Research Evaluation Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the excellence of the research undertaken in the department. View REF 2014 results.

PhD projects

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Research areas

Our research covers a wide spectrum of activities, from fundamental physics to technological applications.

Our activities are organised into research groups and centres:

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

fibers Physics & Astronomy
Fibers Engineering & Materials Science
photonics Physics & Astronomy
Temperature Engineering & Materials Science
crystals Physics & Astronomy
Electrons Engineering & Materials Science
galaxies Physics & Astronomy
Photonic crystal fibers Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 1989 2024

Detailed Malaria Diagnostics with Intelligent Microscopy

Bowman, R.


Project: Research council

I could be a scientist

Valev, V.

The Royal Society


Project: Research council

Research Output 1990 2018

Brightest group galaxies – II: the relative contribution of BGGs to the total baryon content of groups at z 

Gozaliasl, G., Finoguenov, A., Khosroshahi, H. G., Henriques, B. M. B., Tanaka, M., Ilbert, O., Wuyts, S., Mccracken, H. J. & Montanari, F. 5 Jan 2018 In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 475, 2, p. 2787-2808 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
galactic clusters
stellar mass
star formation rate
star formation
Markov chain
Fluctuations (theory)
Rate function
Fluctuation theorem

Electronic band structure of rhenium dichalcogenides

Gunasekera, S. M., Wolverson, D., Hart, L. S. & Mucha-Kruczynski, M. 9 Jan 2018 In : arXiv. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brillouin zones
range (extremes)
surface energy
conduction bands