Our vision is to provide world leading engineering solutions to today’s global challenges.
The breadth of our research activity is captured in our Research Themes, that are served with research activities from our research groups and a number of leading-edge research centres that are hosted by the School. We host two of the National EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing (CIM), are partners in another three CIMs and lead two EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training, all of which represent funding of more than £90m.
We have also recently been selected to lead one of EPSRC’s multidisciplinary Grand Challenges, SYMETA (SYnthesizing 3D METAmaterials for RF, microwave and THz applications), that is addressing the use of meta materials for future generations of high bandwidth communications and microwave applications.
Research grants, principally from the UK Research Councils and the EU, and extensive industrial collaborations means we currently have over £52m of live research projects.
Supporting us and helping to ensure that our output reaches and benefits society at large are our strong partnerships with many of the leading British and global technical and engineering organisations.
Our research themes
We have 5 Research Centres, 2 EPSRC Centres and are partners in a futher 3 ESPRC Centres.
We have over 20 Research Groups from our Control Systems Research Group to our Sports Technology Research Group.