Research projects


Read about our submission for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 and the 14 strategic priority units of assessment chosen.

Research projects

Showing 40 articles, in REF2021

08 July 2022

How a new fibre is making UK manufacturing safer — and helping meet net zero targets

Our researcher has worked with industry to develop a new material for insulating furnaces which is safer for workers, more efficient for industry, and better for the planet.

26 May 2022

Our research into antibiotics is helping surgeons carry out life-changing work

Our research has helped surgeons make informed decisions on how to treat and minimise joint replacement infections — transforming patient outcomes.

16 May 2022

How ecopoetry can help us tackle climate change

Professor Harriet Tarlo's project exploring the environment of a Lincolnshire plotland is giving a voice to the marginal — and helping to put climate change in a local context.

16 May 2022

How good design can change lives

Our innovative products are improving quality of life for people with long-term health conditions.

13 May 2022

How a film about a planned uranium mine helped empower a small community in Greenland

Professor Lise Autogena's film about uranium mining in Greenland exposed how cultural taboos in dealing with conflicts can prevent democratic participation.

12 April 2022

Building sustainability into infrastructure

We’re improving safety and sustainability in bridges in the UK and abroad, through our development of both new materials and new inspection software.

09 March 2022

Exposing the emotional toll of probation work

Our research has raised awareness of how probation workers use their emotions to carry out their job — and helped make their wellbeing a priority.

23 February 2022

How we’re saving energy in the food industry

It takes a lot of energy to produce our favourite food products. Our research centre is finding new ways to make the process more efficient, reducing its impact on the planet.

16 February 2022

How we’re helping England’s teachers provide an excellent education

Our research is helping every new teacher in England access ongoing support and high-quality professional development, from the start of their career and throughout.

16 February 2022

How our new technology is improving everything from hip replacements to the Large Hadron Collider

Over the last two decades our coatings technique has become a global phenomenon, improving the performance of hip replacements, jet engines, and even space satellites.

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Read about our submission for the Research Excellence Framework 2021 and the 14 strategic priority units of assessment chosen.