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University of Leeds open new Bragg Centre for Materials Research

  • The new centre will be home to Royce@Leeds and host equipment for Spectroscopy
  • The Bragg Centre for Materials Research will work closely with leading researchers and industry to develop new and innovative solutions to real-world materials challenges.

new centre for research into the analysis and development of advanced materials has launched at the University of Leeds. The Bragg Centre brings together engineers, physical scientists, and materials science researchers from across the University, further removing boundaries between disciplines and opening up new ways of working.

The Centre aims to discover, create, characterise, and exploit materials engineered at the atomic and molecular level. Its interdisciplinary research combines the fundamental understanding, design, modelling and fabrication of materials to lead to new devices, systems and applications.

Research at the Centre will focus around the themes of analytical science; bionanotechnology; electronic and photonic materials; functional surfaces; multi-scale materials and soft matter.

Researchers will have access to a number of high-quality facilities across the campus including:

  • The Leeds Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Centre (LEMAS)
  • A semiconductor and nanotechnology cleanroom,
  • A multi-functional materials growth facility,
  • An advanced coatings Physical Vapour Deposition system,
  • Versatile X-ray Spectroscopy Facility