The Manufacturing Futures Lab at Imperial provides a focus for the fundamental science and engineering research that will form the basis of tomorrow’s manufacturing industries. It also provides a forum for leading academic researchers collectively to develop a strategy for Imperial in this area and to collaborate with industrialists with interests in science-based manufacturing industries.

Research topics range from the bio-based economy and synthetic biology, through low temperature and solution processed electronics to sustainable chemistry and therapeutic products manufacture and also include product design based around new materials and advanced computing technologies that underpinning manufacture.

The Lab involves researchers from the fields of chemistry, physics, materials engineering, composites, membrane technologies, control engineering, bioengineering, process systems engineering, synthetic biology, microelectronics design and management, who collectively are supported by over £100m of externally sponsored research.

Underpinning manufacturing research at Imperial College London