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Research centres

Our research is world-leading, the range and depth of expertise and specialisms within Engineering at Sheffield are immense. Below are just some of the research centres within the faculty.


Advanced Additive Manufacturing Centre (AdAM)

The AdAM Centre conducts world leading research in the fast emerging field of Additive Manufacturing (aka 3D Printing). Activities are led by a team of internationally respected academics backed up by high performing and dedicated researchers and technicians.

Much of the research is published in high quality journals and our labs are home to world class manufacturing and testing facilities.


Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing is a world-class centre for advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors.

Dedicated to working with manufacturing businesses, from global aerospace giants to local SMEs, businesses can work with the AMRC on a one-off project, or join as a member for long-term collaboration.

Concrete research

Centre for Cement and Concrete (CCC)

The largest centre for concrete research in the UK, its international-level experts specialise in cement chemistry, aggregate science, binder technology, concrete technology, concrete durability, alternative concreting materials, structural performance and design, earthquake and nuclear reactor design and finite element analysis.

The CCC offers a wide range of services to government and industry, including fundamental research, consultancy, and postgraduate training.

Centre for Signal Processing and Complex Systems

Centre for Signal Processing and Complex Systems

Supporting a diverse range of multi-disciplinary research projects that span several departments and institutions, the centre provides the underpinning signal processing, system identification, dynamical analysis, control and modelling to support emerging multi-disciplinary research themes.

eNERGY 2050

Energy 2050

We’re working to tackle the world’s greatest energy challenges by bringing together international scholars, industry experts and government officials through a pioneering initiative driving forward energy research and innovation.

Biomaterials and Tissue engineering

Centre for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Fostering multidisciplinary interactions, the centre brings scientists, engineers and clinicians together within the broad areas of research expertise of biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cells, devices, implants and bioreactors, computational systems biology and, imaging and analysis.


Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine

A collaborative initiative between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and multi-disciplinary in its structure, the Institute involves 139 academics and clinicians who collaborate to develop computer simulations of the human body and its disease processes that can be used directly in clinical practice to improve diagnosis and treatment.


Research Centre for Surface Engineering (RACE)

Specialising in all matters relating to the production, evaluation and characterisation of coatings and surface treatments for engineering applications. 

The centre works closely with laboratories within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering which specialise in topic areas such as tissue engineering and magnetic thin films.

Mercury Centre

MAPP: Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes

MAPP plays a crucial role in unlocking the potential to use advanced powders in manufacturing processes.

The centre develops new powder-based manufacturing processes that provide low energy, low cost and low waste manufacturing routes and products for UK industry.

Rail research

Rail Innovation and Technology Centre (RITC)

A collaborative project with Network Rail, the centre aims to stimulate developments in railway infrustructure engineering through investment in innovation and technology.

The focus of the RITC's activity is intelligent systems engineering involving detection, sensing, communication, materials, structures and software technologies that can be applied to rail infrastructure, operations and traffic.

Rolls-Royce Control and Monitoring Systems University Technology Centre

Rolls-Royce Control and Monitoring Systems University Technology Centre

Established in 1993 by Rolls-Royce plc, the centre co-ordinates and directs programmes of systems and control research for Rolls-Royce.

UTC work programmes include strategic research topics such as control systems architecture, optimising control law designs, and prognostic health monitoring. We also undertake a technology sensing role, revealing potential in areas such as wireless technology and energy harvesting.


Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)

The Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) is one of the world leading centres for research into neurodegenerative disorders, SITraN os an essential development in the fight against motor neuron disease and other common neurodegenerative disorders.


Sheffield Robotics

Founded in 2011, Sheffield Robotics operates dedicated research facilities for robotics. With partners such as the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Sheffield Robotics covers a broad spectrum of research in robotics and autonomous systems, including industrial, field, and service robotics.

Through our international links, Sheffield Robotics seeks to play a leading role in the world robotics community, and to promote the development of ethical, useful, safe, and sustainable robotic and autonomous systems that can enhance human prosperity across the globe.

Sheffield Water Centre

Sheffield Water Centre

An interdisciplinary water research centre, dedicated to continuing the University of Sheffield's highly collaborative and innovative approach to solving major challenges in the water sector.

The aim is to advance engineering and scientific knowledge across all aspects of potable water, stormwater and wastewater.

Carbon Dioxide and Utilisation

UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation

CDUUK prodives a cohesive centre for interdisciplinary research into carbon dioxide utilization in Sheffield.

CDUUK carries out research in all areas of carbon dioxide (CO2) utilization including, new carbon capture agents, production of fuels and polymers, biological transformations of CO2, life cycle anyalysis and public perception studies.

Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre

Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre (ABC)

Operating across the dynamic interface between (bio)chemical engineering and biomolecular science, researchers in the ABC are creating innovative new biotechnologies that will enable next-generation biomanufacturing.

These new technologies and processes ensure that the University makes a leading contribution to the worldwide demand from evolving and diverse new markets. The combined capability and industry partnerships, world class researchers and talented post-graduates provide great potential for delivering biomanufacturing solutions to the global market.