Centres and groups

The School is home to various established research centres and groups focusing on practical applications across the field of engineering.

Advanced High Voltage Engineering Research Centre

Understanding high voltage systems and phenomena, from the National Grid to lightning strikes on aircraft.

Applied and Computational Mechanics Group

Modelling techniques and computational methods for advanced engineering of materials, solids and structures.

Biomedical Engineering Research Group

Improving healthcare through the application of engineering principles to the body and to medical technologies.

BRE Trust Centre for Sustainable Engineering

We aim to pave the way for a new generation of digital buildings that have lifelong resilience and adaptability to their environment, usage and occupancy.

Centre for High Frequency Engineering

Research in communications, sensors and materials for security, energy and health.

Centre for Integrated Renewable Energy Generation and Supply

Meeting the technical challenges of moving towards a low carbon energy system.

Centre for Research into Energy, Waste and the Environment

To generate and utilise affordable electrical power, propulsion and heat with minimal environmental or social impact, and to optimise industrial processes.

Geoenvironmental Research Centre

Looking to the Earth to provide new energy sources and solutions to waste.

Hydro-environmental Research Centre

Water engineering and management, from tidal stream energy to preventing flood damage.

High-Value Manufacturing Research Group

Cutting edge research into materials, systems and technologies down to the micro/nano scale.

Magnetics and Materials Research Group

Research into the production, characterisation and application of magnetic materials.

Materials for Life (M4L)

Developing a new generation of unique, versatile and robust self-healing construction materials.

Mechanical and Structural Performance Research Group

Detecting and preventing damage in materials and structures in automotive, manufacturing and aerospace engineering.

Sensors, Signals and Imaging Group

Applying the latest research in sensors, signal processing and imaging to help solve challenges in medicine, health, and sport.

Tribology and Contact Mechanics Group

Understanding the interaction of surfaces in materials, machinery and devices.