Research Themes

Human Geography: Theory, Place and Society

Cultural geographers seek to understand the interrelation of spatial processes across distinct material registers, whether ethico-political, ecological, aesthetic, discursive, technical, or even inorganic.

By teasing out the complexity of these interrelations, cultural geography provides a particularly fertile environment in which to investigate and re-think some of the most fundamental aspects of human life, including: knowledge, meaning and the...

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Molecular Design

The Molecular Design group combines the expertise of several School of PEMS researchers, supported by approximately twenty PhD candidates.

The research focus is on the design, synthesis and/or study of novel molecules, supramolecular structures and materials for various applications. These include biological, environmental, pharmaceutical, industrial and military applications....

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Environmental Science

Environmental scientists in the School of PEMS investigate processes operating in Earth’s biotic and abiotic systems at multiple spatial and temporal scales.

The Group’s fundamental and applied research makes important international contributions towards contemporary environmental challenges, as evidenced by the quality of its published outputs, HDR students and history of winning grants....

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Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

The School of PEMS has long-standing research interest and strength in condensed matter and materials physics, with particular focus on the use of atomic and nuclear techniques.

The priority areas are strategic and applicable research directed at a range of advanced and functional materials and fields: magnetic, electronic and optical signal processing and storage, ionising radiation dosimetry and imaging, magnetic...

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Applied and Industrial Mathematics

The Applied and Industrial Mathematics research group employs a vast range of mathematical and statistical techniques, supplemented with the application of extensive modern computing methods, to investigate a diverse range of fundamental and real world problems.

The interdisciplinary nature of the work and the constraints imposed by dealing with genuine practical problems make this a challenging and rewarding area for research.

The quality and impact of the research undertaken is recognised by the...

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