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Research impact

Impact is at the heart of all the research activities we undertake in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Leeds. We aim to use our knowledge and expertise to improve the world we live in and understand more about it.

Below are a few examples of the research we are undertaking and the impact it has had.

The development of lightweight, high-impact-resistant polymer composites with wide-ranging commercial applicability.

New techniques in protein analysis speed up biopharmaceutical R&D

Development of the world’s best-selling Raman Microscopes for Renishaw plc

Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells

Diffusion in Low-Dimensional Lipid Membranes: Endless possibilities for bionanotechnology

From quantum physics to clinical devices: quantum imaging set to change the way that heart disease is diagnosed