Materials Science Institute at Lancaster University

Materials Science Institute

An interdisciplinary institute to tackle grand challenges in society and industry.


We are an institute of over 200 academic and research staff, we are active in interdisciplinary research, development, commercialisation and education of new materials science. We aim to provide a platform offering complete solutions to your research and development needs.


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  • People

    We bring together world-leading expertise to provide a responsive environment for research.

  • Facilities

    Find out more about the unique range of facilities we have available.

  • Work with Us

    We work closely with research and industrial partners around the world.

Research Themes

We have experts in established and emerging themes in materials science. Our research activities are strategically focused on four core areas to tackle problems in industry and society.


The Material Science Institute has recently published it's new Strategic Plan for 2021 - 2026. To read this in full click here:

MSI Strategic Plan