Your PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Excellence Framework 2014


The Department of Mechanical Engineering is internationally renowned for its high quality research.

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Engineers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are working with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on a device that can measure the effects of friction on tennis courts.

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Student profile: Claudia Wittkowske

Claudia is a PhD Student in the INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine and PhD Student Representative.

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Alumni profile: Mark McHutcheon

Mark's PhD focused on sports equipment design, particularly hockey sticks. He now works as Principal Mechanical Engineer at Pell Frischmann, based in Exeter.

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Be part of a vibrant research community within the Department and the University, with access to world-class training and facilities.

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Daniella - Dynamics research group

Our research

Our research looks at some of today’s most challenging issues such as renewable energy, alternative fuels, strong and lightweight aerospace materials, advanced manufacturing and the mechanics of the human body.

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Additive Manufacturing