Innovation and impact
Our researchers are making life-changing discoveries, developing new innovations and technologies and solving the world’s complex challenges. Working collaboratively with partners locally and globally, we are working at the frontiers of knowledge on research with real impact.
Boeing Sheffield - a first for Europe
In 2016, Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, initiated a major research and development programme with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to develop new manufacturing techniques capable of underpinning the business case for Boeing’s first production facility in Europe.
Truth and trust: combating disinformation and abuse on social media
Sheffield’s big data analytics has probed the veracity, sentiment and sharing patterns of social media posts and exposed the ways in which social media can be used and abused to shape opinions about significant political and societal events.
Harnessing wind power with Siemens Gamesa
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is the global leader in offshore wind power generation, with greater than 70% market share. It credits Sheffield as having had a significant impact on its strategy and innovation capacity.
Solving the UK’s number one water quality complaint
On average, customers report over 90 per cent satisfaction with their water supplies. Yet drinking water discolouration is the number one cause of customer complaints. Understanding the root causes of discolouration will help us to improve the quality of our water distribution networks and revolutionise the industry.