In addition to our challenge-led strategic research themes, we support a number of community-driven research themes, in key underpinning technologies such as AI and Robotics, as well as in Materials and Transport.
Robotics and AI
Bringing together researchers from across disciplines to drive forward the understanding, development and integration of robotics, artificial intelligence and automation.
Finding our voice: the rise and impact of voice recognition technology
In 2018, Sheffield launched the Centre for Speech and Language Technology, a joint research centre with VoiceBase, a major US provider of voice data analytics services to companies operating large call centres.
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.
Bringing together industry and academics from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University to make Sheffield a leading hub for robotics research.
Department of Computer Science
Our world-class researchers and talented graduates develop groundbreaking technology to protect and enhance people’s lives.
We aim to create and innovate the next generation of advanced materials and processing technologies, to address the global grand challenges of clean growth, future mobility and a healthy and ageing society.
University of Sheffield scientists honoured for being at forefront of research and innovation in the UK
Two academics from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been recognised for their outstanding research that is at the forefront of research and innovation in the UK, and have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships by UKRI.
Sheffield’s spin-out to build the quantum technology of the future
The second quantum revolution is coming, but who will be the first to champion it? Now, it could be AegiQ, a University of Sheffield spin-out company with a new enabling technology and over two decades of quantum knowledge behind it.
National Epitaxy Facility
The National Epitaxy Facility plays a central role in enabling UK University research through provision of high quality Semiconductor Epitaxy for custom designed structures and devices.
Henry Royce Institute
The Henry Royce Institute is Shefiield works closely with indistry to deliver a step-change in the discovery and making of new material systems and processes, with emphasis on metal powders and additive manufacturing.
Transport takes a user-driven approach, developing a close understanding of sector needs through partnerships with industry, as well as fundamental research that spans the breadth of engineering, focusing on rail, automotive and aerospace transportation sectors.
ACSE is home to the University Technology Centre (UTC) in Control and Monitoring Systems Engineering supported by Rolls-Royce. This centre carries out co-ordinated and directed programmes of research in the fields of control and monitoring systems, including model-based architecture design and optimisation.
Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives
The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) is one of 30 such centres worldwide. The UTC in Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives undertakes research programmes under the direction of Rolls-Royce with a view to facilitating advancements in technology aimed at future Rolls-Royce market requirements.