The Department of Mechanical Engineering is internationally renowned for high quality research. The expertise of our staff covers a wide range of specialist areas and our mission is to carry out research for fundamental science through to practical industrial applications. The Department was awarded an outstanding rating (30% 4*, 45% 3*, 20% 2*, 5% 1*) in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. All our academic research staff were submitted to the assessment. This places us second in the UK in the Times and Guardian Research League Tables.
Some of our research sponsors include:
- Network Rail
- Tata Steel
- BAE Systems
and many other major industrial organisations.
The Department has four main research groups and within these are a large number of research clusters. This enables our staff to collaborate across the Department.
Read more on our research groups webpage
World class research centres
The Department also includes internationally renowned research centres which concentrate on defined and high profile areas of research.