There are a number of research centres and specialisms within the department and these enable the team to have a strong industry focus which translates into the opportunities that can be offered to students in this area such as industry visits and ‘live’ briefs. There are established links with industry including the industries of chemical, forensic, analytical and material sciences. The team boasts world-leading research in materials science and manufacturing.
The forensic science team have a long-term collaboration with North Wales Police on research projects and students are set crime scene investigation scenarios by senior CSIs, as well as having the opportunity to practice courtroom scenarios with real barristers.
The team are also members of their related professional bodies including the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.