About us

We specialise in application of world leading research to support industry and society. Drawing on disciplinary specialists from across the university we apply expertise to address the challenges of infrastructue, vehicle systems, energy supply, and station operation.

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What We Do

Research & Development

Fundamental and applied research applied to the challenges and opportunities of railway transport.

Teaching & Training

Undergraduate and postgraduate level projects (BEng, MEng, MSc, PhD levels) investigating new research directions, and bringing new ideas to address the challenges faced by the rail industry.


Knowledge transfer and problem solving in our specialist areas. See our research pages to find out more about the areas in which we can help.

Contact us

Team members

Professor David Fletcher Professor of Railway Engineering

Professor Roger Lewis Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Matthew Gilbert Professor of Civil Engineering

Dr Andy Nichols Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering

Richard Gardiner AMRC Senior Innovation Fellow

Professor Lenny Koh Management School, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre

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