Our research focuses on two main areas: applied accelerator science and condensed matter and materials physics. There is significant overlap and synergy between the two areas and several researchers belong to both groups.

Our research groups and individual projects cover a wide range of high quality, cross-discipline research that both positions our work at the forefront of our fields and also produces real implications and benefits in industry and society.

Over the last few years the University has committed over £5.6 million to our research infrastructure, ensuring our equipment and facilities are cutting edge. Our international collaborations include the European Spallation Source, Institut Laue Langevin, Paul Scherrer Institute, FermiLab, Brookhaven National Laboratory, HMI Berlin, Los Alamos National Laboratory, CERN, SLAC, and MIT among others. In addition we have strong links to industrial partners, including Siemens, BorgWarner, Bruker and Westinghouse.

Centres and Groups

Accelerator Applications thumb International Institute for Accelerator Applications
The Huddersfield International Institute for Accelerator Applications (IIAA) brings together research in accelerator science and engineering, from low energy devices in its own laboratories to the highest energy machines at sites around the world, including the LHC in Geneva and the ESS in Lund.


Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis (EMMA) Research Group
The Group’s research revolves around the use of electron microscopy to study the interaction of energetic particles with matter.

Arms and Armour Arms and Armour Research Institute
The Arms and Armour Research Institute consists of a multidisciplinary team of academics selected for their academic expertise across areas including History, Archaeology, Forensic and Materials Science.


Condensed Matter and Material Physics Research Centre
CMMP researchers prepare and characterise materials of fundamental, technological and cultural significance, exploiting extensive in-house experimental facilities

Physics Juno

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