School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
The School brings together the three departments of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering, which are core strengths of Loughborough University. We share a common objective to advance engineering knowledge through world-class research and teaching, with a specific focus on working closely with industry partners to deliver benefits to the health and wealth of our nation.
Our aim is to transform the professional careers of our staff and our students, by providing opportunities to develop and apply their skills in science, technology, management and communication, by working in a highly supportive environment with well-equipped modern facilities.
We’re looking for candidates at all academic grades (Lecturer to Professor) to join the School, in the following focus areas:
Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Applications are welcome in all relevant areas, but we have particular interests in (i) Digital Engineering (ii) Flight dynamics and autonomous systems (iii) Electrification of transport, particularly electrical machines (iv) Aerodynamics and aeroacoustics.
Our mission is to deliver world-leading excellence in our research, covering a full spectrum of engineering, technology and science activities, essential to the rapidly changing Aeronautical and Automotive industry sectors that are addressing the needs of low carbon transportation and increasing automation.
Our research programmes are delivered by an exceptional team of over 150 academics, researchers and PhD students who are based in our purpose-built premises, housing state-of-the-art facilities.
Our Research Centres and Groups are driven by industrial needs, for example in the areas of Applied Aerodynamics, Autonomy, Risk and Reliability, and Digital Vehicle Engineering. We have a strong track record of collaborations with industry including the Rolls-Royce UTC in Combustion System Aerothermal Processes and in Powertrains through the Caterpillar IRC.
Applications are welcome in all relevant areas, but we have particular interests in (i) energy and environmental research (ii) pharmaceutical and biological engineering including cell technologies and (iii) advanced manufacturing especially for micro and nanoscale engineering.
Our multi-disciplinary research addresses the current and future needs of our society, through engineering solutions to challenges in energy and environment, bioengineering and high-value manufacturing. The Department is a major partner in the Centre for Biological Engineering, a world-class research facility in healthcare engineering and cell technologies. It is also a partner in the CMAC EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hub in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation.
Our broad range of research programmes are delivered by around 75 academics, researchers and doctoral students, using our excellent research facilities and producing world-leading research outputs. Our research laboratories have recently undergone major refurbishment as part of a £40 M development of the West Park of the campus.
Our research is strongly linked with industry, including well-known global organisations such as AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Procter and Gamble.
Applications are welcome in all relevant areas, but we have particular interests in (i) energy, (ii) healthcare and (iii) defence materials.
Our research and development of new and improved materials and processing techniques are helping to make a real difference, improving the world around us and the way we live. We work with many leading global companies, helping to shape the products of the future.
We have an exceptional team of around 100 academics, researchers and PhD students who deliver world-leading research in areas the areas of energy, healthcare and defence. We have a strong track record of collaborations with industry and all parties benefit from access to our state-of-the-art facilities: particular highlights are our world-class Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre, our recently refurbished Polymer Processing facilities and HPC-Midlands+, a Tier-2 High Performance Computing centre with a focus on Engineering and Physical Sciences, funded by EPSRC.
About the School
The School is highly research active, with 85 members of academic staff and 50 post-docs, supported by 80 members of technical and administrative staff. Together we generate around around £8 – 10 M p.a. of research income and we deliver undergraduate, post-graduate taught and research programmes to about 1400 students. Our two buildings on the West Park of the campus have recently undergone a major £40 M refurbishment, providing state-of-the-art office, IT, meeting and laboratory facilities. In addition, we are adjacent to the £17 M STEMLab building which provides high quality teaching laboratory and study space for our students. In addition, we have dedicated research laboratories (e.g. the Centre for Biological Engineering) in the nearby Holywell Park enterprise area.
Our unrivalled links with industry are hugely beneficial to our students, who have the opportunity to take industrial placements as part of their study. We also tailor our undergraduate and MSc courses according to industrial feedback and needs, ensuring our graduates are highly employable and well-prepared for the job market. Our graduates are testament to our success, helping to provide industry with the skills and knowledge to give them the competitive edge needed to succeed in the 21st century.