Institute for Materials Discovery

Empowering Innovation through Materials Science

Materials science serves as the bedrock of innovation across diverse facets of our daily lives. It catalyzes advancements in new energy systems, telecommunications, manufacturing, transportation, security, and an array of other critical domains. At the UCL Institute for Materials Discovery (IMD), we proudly take the lead in pioneering the design and production of novel and sustainable materials. We are committed to addressing the persistent global challenges of our time, driven by an unwavering dedication to innovation.

Research in IMD

Unveiling Materials Innovation at IMD

Delve into our research in creating groundbreaking materials for diverse applications. Explore the future of materials science at IMD.

IMD People

Meet Our Team

Get acquainted with the dedicated researchers, lecturers, and support staff that make up the heart of IMD.

Industry links of IMD

Discover IMD's Industry Collaboration

Learn how we partner with industry to drive real-world impact on both commercial and societal fronts.

About the IMD

Materials Research Beyond Boundaries: The IMD Perspective

The IMD aspires to bring together materials research from across UCL and beyond. Read about our world beating approach.

Study in UCL IMD

Elevate Your Future with Advanced Materials Science

Our MSc programs offer cutting-edge training in materials discovery, manufacturing, sustainability, data-driven innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Facilities in IMD

Access Cutting-Edge Scientific Facilities

Discover how to utilize our state-of-the-art equipment at UCL IMD. Learn more about accessing these cutting-edge facilities.

Contact Us


UCL, Institute for Materials Discovery | 107 Roberts Building | Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE

UCL East, Institute for Materials Discovery East | Room 711 Marshgate Building | 7 Sidings Street | Stratford | London | E20 2AE

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IMD Staff profiles