We carry out multidisciplinary research at the interface between engineering and clinical orthopaedics.
Department of Mechanical Engineering research
Our research activities and expertise include design and manufacturing, machine systems, solid mechanics, materials, and thermo-fluids.
We lead research in fluid power, actuation, and the dynamics and control of electro-mechanical systems. We also run CPD courses and offer consultancy services.
We develop and design innovative materials with unique properties to improve technological, structural and manufacturing products and processes.
We investigate the theoretical, computational and experimental modelling of heat transfer and fluid flow related to turbomachinery.
Our research looks to the future of design and manufacturing, covering all the lifecycle stages for products, processes and systems.
Our modelling and testing methodologies have improved the manufacturing process of commercial aircraft wings, resulting in better quality parts.
Our research has contributed to improvements in joint replacement surgery, helping to reduce healthcare costs and increase quality of life.
Using metal powder laser melting, our research on industrial 3D printing has helped to improve processes and develop new products with our industrial partners.