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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Materials, Structures & Manufacturing

Materials, Structures & Manufacturing

Materials and structures underpin engineering: we use them to make everything from buildings to medical implants, from phones to airplanes, from clothing to ice cream.  Our group is dedicated to the understanding and development of new materials and structures, as well as sustainable methods of manufacture. We design and characterize the performance of these materials systems at different scales using a range of techniques from synchrotron X-rays to mechanical testing, from analytical modelling to AI methods, from prototyping to full scale implementation. We have strong industrial collaborations as well as strengths in cross disciplinary topics such as Materials and Manufacturing for Healthcare, Additive Manufacturing, Food, and Plastic Waste.

Featured video: Designing out Plastic Waste

Academics working in this area

Adam Wojcik standing in his office

Adam Wojcik

Admissions Tutor (Undergraduate) and Senior Lecturer

Ben Hanson

Ben Hanson

Associate Professor

Professor Peter Lee UCL Mechanical Engineering

Peter Lee

Professor of Materials Science

Mehran Moazen

Mehran Moazen

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering | Associate Professor

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe

Mohan Edirisinghe

Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials

Dr Paul Fromme

Paul Fromme

Professor of Mechanics

Dr Manish Tiwari

Manish K Tiwari

Professor of Nanonengineering

Dr Ali Abolfathi, UCL MechEng

Ali Abolfathi

Senior Teaching Fellow

Tim Baker

Professorial Teaching Fellow / Team Principal UCL Racing

Mark Miodownik

Professor of Materials & Society

Dr Federico Bosi, UCL Mechanical Engineering

Federico Bosi

MSc Engineering with Finance Deputy Programme Director, and Associate Professor

PJ Tan

PJ Tan

Associate Professor

Dr Huang

Jie Huang

MSc Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Deputy Programme Director, and Associate Professor in Biomaterials

Dr Eral Bele - UCL Mechanical Engineering

Eral Bele

Senior Teaching Fellow and Departmental Tutor

Helge Wurdemann

Lecturer in Medical Devices | Associate Professor

Dr Will Newton, UCL Mechanical Engineering

Will Newton

Senior Teaching Fellow | Year in Industry Tutor

Dr Chu Lun Alex Leung UCL MechEng

Chu Lun Alex Leung

Lecturer in Imaging of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

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