Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research impact

The Department of Mechanical Engineering carries out research across a wide spectrum of topics including aerospace engineering, biomechanics, materials, design, manufacture, low-carbon technologies and automotive engineering. Often collaborating with high profile companies, our focus is on finding solutions to prevalent research problems that will directly benefit our society.


Ford car on rolling road

Reducing CO2 in cars through precision measurement



knee joint 3d simulation

Enhancing clinical materials and techniques in orthopaedic surgery



Man driving car fast

Lowering CO2 through improved driver behaviour



robotic placement of composite carbon fibres for an Airbus A350-XWB wing

Optimising the performance of composite wing structures



Researcher using active magnetic bearing rig

Designing more efficient and robust rotating machines



packaging machine in factory

Improving packaging machine design and manufacture for a reduced carbon footprint