Department of Mechanical Engineering

Annual Review 2016

For an overview of the last year's activities, download our Annual Review [pdf].


IAAPS to advance fuel development

The new global centre will focus on Ultra Low Emission Vehicles and advanced fuel development

Internal combustion after Mazda's 'holy grail' breakthrough

Prof Jamie Turner provides expert comment to IMechE about new breakthrough in compression ignition developed by Mazda.

Death of Prof Darryl P Almond (formerly of Materials Science)

We regret to announce the death of Emeritus Professor Darryl P Almond, who joined the University of Bath in 1976.

Improving the machinability of super alloys

Student's final-year project fires interest in manufacturing and management

New £60 million automotive facility to propel UK jobs and investment

The University of Bath has received significant new government investment to develop the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems.

New investment for IAAPS

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, President & VC, gives her thoughts on the significant new development

Students build lunar rover: Aqua Lunae

A team of eight engineering students has been working on a small lunar rover model for a national competition.

Bath students develop ultra-efficient 3,112 mpg vehicle

A team of mechanical engineering students from the University of Bath has designed and raced a vehicle able to travel a distance that’s the equivalent of travelling from Bath to Boston (USA) on a single gallon of fuel.

Team Bath Racing unveil 2017 race car

The UK’s top Formula Student team, Team Bath Racing, unveiled its new car for the 2017 season at an exclusive launch event at the University of Bath.

Building an electric racing superbike

Bath Zero's mission to design & build an electric superbike to compete at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy in June

Meet TBR's chassis manager

Oli Cartlidge joined Team Bath Racing in his first year & is now leading the manufacture of the chassis

Chris Brace discusses the future of diesel

Now that modern diesel engines have cleaned up their act, do they deserve a second chance?

Big step forward in powered ankle prostheses

Andrew Plummer talks about a new prosthetic, developed by Chas A. Blatchford & Sons in collaboration with our Mechanical Engineering researchers,which combines an electric hydraulic system with an intricate pattern of sensors that allow amputees to climb slopes effortlessly and plant one of their feet firmly on the ground without dragging it behind - a common problem for all lower-limb prosthetic wearers.

Testing the aerodynamics of drone wings

Hemant Chudasama's final-year project investigates methods to improve wing's lift characteristics

South West business leaders identify top barriers to growth

Business leaders from the South’s West foremost companies have said that investment in research and innovation, the upgrading of infrastructure and the development of skills and talent pose some of the biggest barriers in securing economic growth for the region.

Winning student video: 'What is Engineering?'

Students were tasked to create a short, educational video to inform school children of what engineering is.

Bath part of new project connecting virtual hybrid vehicle research

The University of Bath is part of a new three year project to investigate the feasibility of testing different aspects of distributed hybrid vehicle powertrains in a real-time virtual environment.