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 research has contributed to improvements in joint replacement surgery, helping to reduce healthcare costs and increase quality of life.
An algorithm developed at Bath has helped improve the process of manufacturing composite wings for the next generation of commercial aircraft.
Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new way of designing and manufacturing bespoke prosthetic liners, in less than a day.