Our research Our outstanding research addresses some of the biggest challenges facing contemporary society, feeding our burgeoning reputation for innovation, creativity and impact. Our research and knowledge exchange is led by our team of more than 100 professors, who excel at the forefront of their disciplines to generate knowledge, create beauty and transform society.
Digital stitching, a map to the future
Halting the progress of the Zika virus
Professor Alice Kettle is a leading contemporary textile artist whose unique area of practice uses a craft medium on an unparalleled scale. Her work is represented in public art collections nationally and internationally. Described as
Our research into photocatalytic coatings has potential applications in the treatment of water pollution and the prevention of disease. These materials have properties that can break down organic pollution and kill micro-organisms.
Professor Peter Kelly
Professor Alice Kettle
‘painting with thread’, her 2015 ‘Map to the Future’ is a monumental 8m x 3m embroidery commissioned by Lloyds Register and installed at the heart of their Global Technology Centre in Southampton.
Our Surface Engineering and Advanced Materials Group, led by Professor Peter Kelly, is currently collaborating with the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok to explore their use for treating water, and investigating their potential for stopping the spread of viruses such as the Zika virus by preventing mosquito larvae from hatching in water.
Sustainable design Professor Martyn Evans is participating in major AHRC-funded projects that investigate the link between design and sustainable
Multi-award-winning poetry professor’s writing provides a sense of place Described by Jeanette Winterson as ‘a religious poet in a secular age’, multi-award-winning poet Professor Michael Symmons Roberts has published six collections of poetry, written novels, libretti and texts for
innovation. This research has resulted in the first holistic
Professor Martyn Evans
overview of how design can lead to behaviour change, and provides an
important basis for the transformation of sustainable practice by public and private sector bodies, and particularly small-to-medium-sized enterprises.
Professor Michael Symmons Roberts
oratorios and song cycles, and regularly writes and presents documentaries and drama for broadcasting. Edgelands , co-authored with Paul Farley, was an early example of the new ‘place-writing’ genre, and winner of the Jerwood Prize for Non-Fiction in 2010. Drysalter won both the Costa Poetry Prize and the Forward Prize in 2013. His poetry has also been shortlisted for the Griffin International Prize and the TS Eliot Prize.
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