Research and Innovation

Addressing the big challenges and enriching our teaching

Our research takes place within our Departments, our institutes and centres and in the leading laboratories around the world.

From subatomic level to the cosmos, the complexities of financial risk to greener energy, we focus on some of the most pressing questions facing mankind.

Much of our work is interdisciplinary. For example, our Mathematicians are working with Management School colleagues to further actuarial maths.

The University of Liverpool has been awarded a share of the Government’s £1 billion investment in science to establish Europe’s first Materials Innovation Factory. The multi-million pound centre, established in collaboration with Unilever, will develop a new generation of functional materials for science and industry to accelerate the research and development process. Creating unique suite of state-of-the-art, open access facilities, the project will generate new science to underpin the advanced manufacturing sector in the UK.

In the Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Material Design we will drive a design revolution for functional materials at the atomic scale by fusing chemical knowledge with state-of-the-art computer science in a world leading interdisciplinary team.

Through our Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, and N-STAR (Nuclear Science and Technology Applied Research) our Department of ChemistryDepartment of Physics and the School of Engineering are collaborating with industry on renewable energy innovation.

Externally we work with premier international research institutes, networks and organisations, such as CERN, RIKEN and XJTLU.