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  • AdAM Centre

    New MSc in Collaboration with 3D Infinite Printing Technology

    The University of Sheffield is very pleased to announce the launch of a new MSc in Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

  • UAV Challenge

    UAV Challenge 2016

     The IMechE Unmanned Aircraft System competition, challenges teams of Undergraduate students to design build and fly a UAV capable of autonomously transporting a payload of fragile medical supplies over a 2km course in under two minutes.

  • Professor Peter Jost

    Professor Peter Jost

    It is with deep regret that we inform our readers of the recent death of Professor H Peter Jost CBE. Peter died peacefully on 7 June 2016 at the age of 95 years after a short battle with illness.

  • Yan Jin Loh

    Pitch perfect

    The universal struggle to find a free parking space could be over for good thanks to an innovative app idea thought up by the winner of a business pitch competition for students.

    Yan Jin Loh, 21, won this year’s University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE) Evolve competition with her idea ‘ParkToGather’, an app which would allow drivers to book a space in a car park in advance and pay for it with the touch of a button. 

  • Rasan Chandra

    Speak out for Engineering

    The Speak out for Engineering competition is organised annually by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ local volunteer groups.

    The competition was originally established in 1964 to challenge young engineers to prove they could “communicate effectively”, which is still an important area in developing engineers today.

  • Student competing in the railway challenge

    Sheffield students to compete to build best locomotive

    A team of twenty students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Sheffield is gearing up to compete in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Challenge, taking place in July at the Stapleford Miniature Railway near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

  • Insigneo Placement Programme 2016 cohort

    Insigneo Placement Programme welcomes new cohort

    The Insigneo Student Placement Programme is a new initiative open to students in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering in their 2nd or 3rd year. Students will work for one day a week until the summer break followed by ten weeks during the holidays. This will give them a “taste” of what in silico Medicine is.

  • Mech Eng student working with farmers in Malawi

    Alumni funding making a difference

    How alumni funding helped two Mechanical Engineering students make a difference to farming communities in Malawi, the World's poorest country.

  • Alistair John

    Sheffield engineer takes research to Parliament

    Alistair John, a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering attended Parliament in March to present his research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain.

  • SewerBatt technology

    Technology supports sewer systems for the 21st Century

    Technology supports sewer systems for the 21st Century

    SewerBatt™ uses acoustics to quickly locate blockages and structural defects and to determine the pipe length and serviceability.

  • Daniel Ura - Tennis shoe interaction

    Get a grip

    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.

  • Rebecca Ede - leader of the future

    Leaders of the future

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering is keen to help its students become leaders of the future, with the launch of the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy two years ago it's no wonder we've been seeing the awards spilling in for our undergraduate students.

  • Exyo thumb

    Mechanical Engineering graduates ready to test pioneering walking frame

    Three graduates from the University of Sheffield are ready to begin testing their innovative walking frame design.

    Exyo, who aim to help people with neurological disorders that cause disability to be able to walk on rough terrain, have now developed a prototype of their unique posterior walking frame.

  • croc gate competition

    Competition - Win a trip to Zambia

    The competition has been set up by Mechanical Engineering alumnus Ian McFadyen in conjunction with ZECT (Zambezi Education and Conservation Trust) who are working to protect the local environment and support local people through eco-tourism.

  • Bicycle powered water pump

    Life is simple, just add water

    Four Mech Eng students from Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Enactus jetted off to Malawi in Southern Africa, in August, to work on water and sanitation projects across the country.