As a leading modern university for research, De Montfort University (DMU) received both ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ ratings from the government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008 for more than half of its submissions across 5 faculties and 2 research institutes. Here is one example of the kind of work being undertaken at DMU:
Huge breakthrough in tiny technology by DMU
Medicine bottles that alert you when a prescription needs updating and computer screens which can be rolled up to fit in a briefcase are a step closer thanks to research by DMU.
Researchers at DMU’s Emerging Technologies Research Centre are exploring the potential of gold nanoparticles and small molecules to create memory chips that are so flexible they can be used in paper and clothing.
Dr Shashi Paul, Head of EMTERC, led the research, which was funded by £207,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The research has been published in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Applied Physics Letters.
EMTERC was set up in 1995 to carry out fundamental and applied research in microelectronics, including nanotechnology. It carries out internationally-leading research and teaching at the forefront of micro and nano-electronics… read more.
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As a leading modern university for research DMU received both ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ ratings from the government’s Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 for more than half of its submissions.
DMU has been training research students for more than 60 years and this June our new Research Degrees Prospectus will be published, detailing the research opportunities available across our faculties and research institutes:
Apply direct to DMU for research degrees through the Graduate School, who can also provide further information about funding opportunities.