Our research looks at some of today’s most challenging issues focused on the needs of society and the application of mechanical engineering.

Sustainable Transport

Applying engineering expertise across disciplines to the challenges of road, rail and air transport as we approach net zero.


Using data, sensing and advanced computer models to monitor, control, predict, and optimise engineering machines, structures, and systems.

Engineering science unanswered questions

Exploring the unknown to discover/better understand the physical world and how our built environment interacts with it. 

Improving quality of life

Improving lives by design and optimising the things we interact with: Human factors, biomechanics, medical design, acoustics optimisation and structural health monitoring. 

Safeguarding our planet

Reducing our waste, carbon footprint and energy consumption through carbon capture, development of nuclear and wind energy, de-fossilisation and decarbonisation.

Disciplinary Research Groups