Our aim is to apply our expertise in order to find solutions to the great challenges society faces. We strive to shape the international agenda in collaboration with our partners in industry, government and academia.
Discover just some of the impact our research has in the real world:
The annual Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition has showcased research from The University of Manchester on eight occasions in six successive years.
Graphene was isolated and characterised in 2004. Now the first graphene products have hit the market and already generated millions of dollars in sales.
Our researchers have developed software which is now the gold standard for modelling optics in electron microscopes.
Professor Brian Cox promotes physics in popular culture and the ‘Brian Cox effect’ has been credited with increasing university physics applications by 52%.