GLOBAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES

Pioneering Research Programmes

Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation

Working with children and families in targeted, co-ordinated ways to prevent social problems that emerge later in life.

HEALTHY GLOBAL POPULATION

THE CHALLENGE OF YOUNG LIVES AFFECTED BY DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Start talking to Dr Kathryn Higgins about the success and influence of her research and the first thing she will say is – ‘It’s the work of a team. I can’t stress that enough.’

HEALTHY GLOBAL POPULATION

SOCIAL INNOVATION AND THE EVIDENCE OF WHAT WORKS

Professor Paul Connolly, Lead of one of the new Pioneer Research Programmes at Queen’s, gives an enthusiastic explanation of its title – the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI).

Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems

Creating smart, autonomous manufacturing systems that will make the factories of the future more productive, resilient and energy-efficient.

TECHNOLOGY FUTURES

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CREATING THE FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE

They call it Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution –
the unique coming-together of several technology innovations that integrate the physical and virtual worlds and will change the global manufacturing sector.

TECHNOLOGY FUTURES

VIRTUAL REALITY: HELPING US SHAPE OUR ‘SMART’ FUTURE

You are walking across the floor of a huge factory. In front of you there is an array of robots working on a production line. You look around, studying the rest of the space – and then you take the headset off.

Material and Advanced Technologies for Healthcare

Using advanced technologies such as smart materials in drug delivery

HEALTHY GLOBAL POPULATION

LEADING THE WAY TO NEW HORIZONS IN HEALTHCARE

Professor Ryan Donnelly’s name is synonymous with tiny objects that make a huge impact – microneedles. These minute projections in a patch take the sting out of injections.

HEALTHY GLOBAL POPULATION

THE NANOMEDICINE INNOVATOR WHO ALWAYS HAS THE PATIENT IN MIND

Professor Helen McCarthy’s view is straightforward – ‘There’s no point in designing the most fantastic medicine in the world if you can’t deliver it to patients.’ She has followed that belief for the past 16 years.

Centre for Sustainable Energy

Bringing together environmental and energy analysis with emerging technologies to meet the challenges of long-term energy security.

TECHNOLOGY FUTURES

DESIGNING NEW ADVANCES IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

In May 2016, the Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s, Professor Patrick Johnston, led a University team to China. They took part in a number of events, including launching a conference for early career researchers.

HEALTHY GLOBAL POPULATION

TURNING WASTE INTO ENERGY TO FUEL THE FUTURE

Dr Xiaolei Zhang describes her journey to Queen’s as ‘not that straightforward.’