Research Community


Research excellence sits at the heart of the Department and influences everything we do. Key to our world-leading research is our thriving and vibrant research community. This community includes all academic staff, researchers, technicians, administrative staff and students, and seeks to bring people together, promote discussion and celebrate success.

We invite people from all over the world to become part of our research community in a variety of events through out the year, including seminars and symposiums. We also celebrate our successes in research from our staff and students. You can keep up to date with what is happening in ACSE with our news section.

Research Spotlight

Celebrating success – as a department we are keen to celebrate the research success of our staff. We want to shine a spotlight on excellent publications across the breadth of our research activity and groups, showcasing the best we have to offer from ACSE.

Research Spotlight

Seminar Series

Promoting Discussion – our regular seminar series allows our staff to get together to hear from a distinguished speaker and discuss their research. The seminar series reaches across the full range of our research, and involves speakers from across the world.

Learn more about the seminars happening throughout the year, including our annual Harry Nicholson Lecture in May.

If you are interested in attending a seminar, require more information or wish to speak at the Department, please email

Seminar series

Other Events

Control 2018

In September 2018, The University of Sheffield will be hosting the 12th UKACC International Conference on Control. The conference theme is grand challenges for Control and Systems Engineering that addresses the emerging theoretical concepts and expanding the scope of applications.

You will be able to find out more on the Control 2018 website.

Control 2018

9th Henry Nicholson Lecture in Control Engineering

The annual Harry Nicholson Lecture in Control Engineering will be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 in Lecture Theatre 01 of the Sir Henry Stephenson Building.

We are welcoming members of the university to join us for a discussion on Cooperative Road Freight Transport: Opportunities and Challenges in Networked Control by Professor Karl H. Johansson, Director of the Stockholm Strategic Research Area ICT The Next Generation and Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The lecture will run 3-4pm and guest will have to opportunity to join us for a drinks reception afterward.

Book tickets.