MERI (formerly MRI)
is a dynamic interdisciplinary research institute based at Sheffield Hallam
University, dedicated to addressing industrial problems through the application
of fundamental science and engineering.
Our services include materials analysis, energy engineering, materials
development and design, and engineering product support. We can work hands-on to
help you complete a specific project or provide research and consultancy that
forms the basis of your creative and technical approach.
MERI’s research and
consultancy activities are supported by a large advanced equipment base ranging
from the latest electron microscopes to high performance computing hardware.
MERI’s research covers
a broad range of topics from semiconductors to concrete and from theoretical
modelling to industrial applied coatings.
MERI’s specialise in
research relevant to real life. The majority of our activities are focused on
real commercial needs and many of our activities are sponsored by companies.
This includes sponsorship from a broad range of sectors such as petrochemical,
pharmaceutical, electronics, aerospace, automotive, biomedical and many more.
Commercial Services (Consultancy)
At MERI we recognise
the timescales and budgets under which industry operates and have set up
commercial services to respond appropriately.
Our consultancy has a strong track record of working in the manufacturing
industry alongside businesses and organisations of all shapes and sizes.
Our team of materials experts have worked on a range of projects, such as
developing new coatings, including one that allows ships to cut through the sea
with less resistance and so reduce fuel consumption. We have carried out
research into how we can prevent corrosion in structures to make them last
longer and have developed new building materials from waste. We have also
designed compostable packaging materials.
Whatever you need for your business, our experts can help you find or develop
the right materials. Please visit our website for more information.