School of Physical Sciences

Research groups


Welcome to the research section of the School of Physical Sciences website.

SPS is a dynamic department achieving national and international excellence in both teaching and research. The research effort is led by four groups, Applied Optics, Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Forensic Imaging and Functional Materials.

We have numerous collaborative links with colleagues in other universities and research institutions, both in the UK and overseas.



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Applied Optics Group


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Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science

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Forensic Imaging Group


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Functional Materials Group


School of Physical Sciences, Ingram Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NH

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Last Updated: 31/10/2016