Our research is designed to influence, respond to and engage in industrial, societal and legislative initiatives and drivers. These drivers include energy efficiency, sustainability, environmental impact, emissions, safety, healthcare, and challenges of an ageing population.
To help us achieve this we have four research institutes and two Centres for Doctoral Training in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine:
Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation - Biomechatronics and Robotics; Design sciences; Energy Efficient Automotive and Aerospace Design.
Institute of Functional Surfaces - Tribology and surface engineering, Biomimetics and bioinspiration, Scale formation in oil and gas production, Corrosion and erosion-corrosion.
Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering - Joint replacement; Tissue re-engineering; Cardiac imaging and modelling; Cartilage tissue substitution; Spine Biomechanics.
Institute of Thermofluids - Tribology, Thermofluids and combustion, Engineering fluids and micro/nano-fluidics, Engineering optics, Datacentres.
We are also part of a £4.3m EPSRC national facility for Innovative Robotic Systems, which has been developed to create a world-class capability with respect to the research challenges of physical creation (design, fabrication, integration) of next-generation robots.
We are actively seeking research students to work on key projects. As a School we recruit approximately 50 research students a year from around the world.