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 Prof. Susie Speller is part of the Oxford Centre for Applied Superconductivity, working closely with other research groups based at the Clarendon Labs and local industrial partners.  In addition the group collaborates with other UK research groups and internationally.