About the department
The Department is unique in the UK in bringing together the disciplines of aeronautical and automotive engineering. Our reputation for excellent teaching and topical research is built on a long and successful history with automotive engineering having started in 1919 and Aeronautical in 1935.
From small beginnings we are now housed in large, purpose built facilities that include a wide range of laboratories and workshops equipped for research and teaching; this includes engine test rigs, wind-tunnels, a flight and driving simulator, structures and composite laboratories and many others. At the heart of the department is a technical display and work space where an aircraft takes pride of place. We currently have 700 undergraduate students and 75 research students.
Transport technology is woven into our society and culture and will continue to provide some of the greatest challenges in engineering as we strive to deliver efficient, accessible, sustainable and clean transport systems. Our aim is to equip our students, at whatever level of study, with the knowledge and skills to tackle some of the great issues of the moment and the ability to build on their time at University so that they can contribute throughout their career.
At Loughborough we are famed for our industrial partnerships and in our Department we enjoy close working links with Rolls-Royce, Ford Motor Company, BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, Caterpillar, JCB, Airbus, Lotus, Bentley and many others. Our industry links bring benefit to our research and teaching, keeping us aware of industry developments and needs. Many of our students will take the opportunity of an industrial placement and many start their careers with organisations they get to know while a student.
Our research activities cover a vast range of areas of aeronautical and automotive engineering, including applied aerodynamics, control systems, engines and fuel cells, lightweight structures, vehicle dynamics and refinement. We are organised into research groups within the Department and those groups each form part of a larger organisation that spans a number of the Loughborough Departments.
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Professor Martin Passmore
Head of Department
The School of AACME, (Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering), is committed to gender equality and aims to work to overcome the barriers to progression for all staff.