Advanced Materials Engineering, MRes

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This course is ideal if you have a strong materials background and wish to gain more specialised knowledge of advanced engineering materials. It will provide you with the advanced knowledge, skills and attributes required for a career in analytical chemistry and its sub-disciplines. Loading the player ...

Why study this course?

This course enables you to develop and further your knowledge with a range of core modules and select a materials engineering lead research project within one of our diverse range of internationally recognised research groups.

Throughout the course you'll study the functional roles of nanocomposites and inorganic solids. Develop an understanding of the interpla…

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This course is ideal if you have a strong materials background and wish to gain more specialised knowledge of advanced engineering materials. It will provide you with the advanced knowledge, skills and attributes required for a career in analytical chemistry and its sub-disciplines. Loading the player ...

Why study this course?

This course enables you to develop and further your knowledge with a range of core modules and select a materials engineering lead research project within one of our diverse range of internationally recognised research groups.

Throughout the course you'll study the functional roles of nanocomposites and inorganic solids. Develop an understanding of the interplay between structure and observed properties exploring investigation methods. You'll also study biomimetic and supramolecular approaches in materials chemistry.

Gain hands on experience

As well as working and studying under the direction of world leading pharmaceutical and medicinal science staff you will gain hands on experience of a variety of modern instrumentation including multi-nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry (NMR), mass spectrometry, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Academic staff

Our staff were entered in the Subjects Allied to Heath Care 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and were ranked as 4* (world-leading). These results put pharmaceutical and medicinal science research at NTU at the highest level.

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What will I study? Modules

Physical Properties of Solid-state and Nano-composite Materials - 20 Credit Points (CP)
This module covers the fields of solid-state and nanocomposite materials chemistry. You'll understand the functional roles, characteristics and synthesis of nanocomposites and inorganic materials.

Inorganic Chemistry Beyond the Molecule - 20 CP
Understand the use of the biomimetic and supramolecular approaches in materials chemistry. You'll learn the importance of interfaces in structure regulation and recognition in the generation of new materials, including the recognition and incorporation of materials into the human body.

Research Methods and Independent Study - 20 CP
This module provides an underpinning in research skills relevant to the independent study. You will be introduced to the techniques required to formulate a research project and to carry out a literature review. You will be given practice in the use of the library and learning resources including relevant IT packages.

Research Project - 120 CP
You will work on laboratory-based research and will evaluate and review the scientific literature relevant to the topic. Design and conduct experimental work, and present the findings in the form of a presentation, poster and a written thesis.

Examples of project titles

  • MRI contrast agents
  • Peptide-mineral interactions
  • Small Molecule Approaches to the Elucidation of Protein Function
  • Multiplexing, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
How will I study?

Terms one – two: taught modules
Term three: Research project

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on a variety of components including:

  • written exam
  • oral presentation
  • assignment
  • poster presentation
  • research project.

You will have access to a range of first-class facilities and equipment at the School of Science and Technology. Our laboratories are modern and well-equipped with:

  • up-to-date scientific, electronic and computing equipment
  • a modern electron microscope suite.

You will also have access to specialist facilities for:

  • gas and liquid chromatography
  • mass spectroscopy
  • atomic absorption spectroscopy
  • structure determination including powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction
  • solution and solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR)
  • infrared spectroscopy and UV-visible spectroscopy.

Rosalind Franklin Building
This new facility, opened in 2012, will provide you with access to some of the best laboratory teaching facilities for Chemistry in the UK. The large teaching laboratory space is equipped with modern IT facilities and equipment, ensuring that you receive excellent training in practical laboratory techniques and modern analytical methods.

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Facility
We invested £2.3 million in the construction of this building in 2002. This has proven to be a worthwhile investment, as this facility supports the School's extensive biomedical research activities.

Natural Sciences Research Facility
This facility supports and enhances the School's research in physics, biosciences, chemistry, imaging, materials and sport.

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