Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Research

Advanced manufacturing research

Manufacturing has been at the core of Loughborough University since its origins in 1909. It remains a very significant research activity and addresses leading edge, next generation manufacturing processes (bio-manufacturing, laser processing, additive manufacturing), manufacturing technologies (automation, robotics, digital manufacturing), organisation (people, processes and operations) and sustainability (resource efficiency, circular manufacturing).

Activities we address include but are not limited to

Research groups

Sports Technology Research Group

The group has an international reputation for the computer-aided design, simulation and manufacture of sporting goods.

Sports Technology Research Group

Sustainable Manufacturing Research Group

This group has a multi-disciplinary team with a diverse background and skill set.

Sustainable Manufacturing Research Group

Intelligent Automation Research Group

Intelligent automation provides supervisory functionality as well as production functionality. Intelligent automation systems deploy sensors to measure the input and output of a process as well as intermediate parts of the process.

Intelligent Automation Research Group

Manufacturing ICT Research Group

ICT tools are key strategically important technologies to enable current and next generations of manufacturing. Research in this space addresses the full spectrum of design tools, knowledge management and methodologies to support design, through to production with embedded intelligence to operational life and service and eventually end-of-life and re-birth into new products and processes.

Manufacturing ICT Research Group

Electronics Manufacturing Research Group

The group's work is based around the challenges in the design, materials science and manufacture of electronics intensive products.

Electronics Manufacturing Research Group

Technology and Operations Management Research Group

An internationally recognised group who conduct research, teaching and consultancy across the breadth of technology and operations management practice.

Technology and Operations Management Research Group

Optical Engineering Research Group

A multi-disciplinary group, active in all areas of optics and laser technology across a range of mechanical engineering applications.

Optical Engineering  Research Group

Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group

The group undertakes multi-disciplinary research into the response of advanced engineering and bio-materials to various types of external loading and environmental conditions, using a combination of analytical, numerical and experimental techniques.

Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group

Additive Manufacturing Research Group

Widely regarded as the world's leading centre for Additive Manufacturing research, development and dissemination.

Additive Manufacturing Research Group

Research centres

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation

We undertake research to develop powerful generic technologies for application on difficult to automate manufacturing tasks and processes, often through human-automation collaboration. This work is fundamental to secure the future of UK manufacturing.

EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence

This £13.6M EPSRC/industry/University jointly sponsored Centre is the first of its kind in Europe and addresses high priority areas such as autonomous complex manufactured products and systems, functional materials with high performance systems, data-to-knowledge solutions (e.g. digital healthcare and digitally connected citizens), and engineering for industry, life and health.

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence