The Superconducting Materials Group in the Materials Department has since 1987 been active in the synthesis and fabrication of HTS materials in practically applicable forms. The group, currently led by Prof. Chris Grovenor and Dr. Susie Speller, has strong links with the HTS Communications Group in the Department of Engineering Science led by Professor David Edwards, and works closely with other research groups in Oxford based at the Clarendon Labs.  In addition the group collaborates with other UK research groups (Cambridge, Leeds and UCL) and internationally (Turkey, Slovakia).