From aircraft wings to concrete bridges, our research is having global impact. Read the stories behind our Research Excellence Framework submission.
Faculty of Engineering & Design Research
We conduct high-quality research to advance engineering and solve the environmental, social and industrial challenges our world faces.
Our centres, units and network carry out research based around five core themes.
We provide access and training on specialist equipment for micro-scale and nano-scale fabrication for University of Bath researchers and external organisations.
Our open-to-the-elements facility offers a platform for research into innovative building materials and constructive systems.
A moving chamber equipped with virtual reality projection will aid study of people’s reactions to different buildings, including swaying skyscrapers and bridges
Our modelling and testing methodologies have improved the manufacturing process of commercial aircraft wings, resulting in better quality parts.
Our methodologies can predict energy usage profiles and peak demand by monitoring only ~ 0.01% of the substations in an electricity distribution network.
We’ve developed assessment and strengthening techniques for ageing concrete bridges and structures. Our guidance is used by consulting engineers worldwide.
Through space-based communication research we’ve influenced public policy and security. Our algorithms help keep GPS systems functioning and accurate.
Using metal powder laser melting, our research on industrial 3D printing has helped to improve processes and develop new products with our industrial partners.
The success of our spin-out company has seen our research on structured adsorbents applied across the rail sector to improve rolling stock efficiency.
PhD student, Russell Arnott is researching phytoplankton in turbulent environments. He tells us about his work and the importance of understanding our oceans.
Bruno is using mathematical modelling to improve our understanding of spinal injuries from impact in rugby union.
Architecture PhD student, Caroline Hughes talks about her experiences of engaging the public with her research.
With a PhD in Chemical Engineering and startup business funding, Parimala Shivaprasad is tackling the problem of India's floral waste.
PhD student Olivia Cooke's research project aims to develop strategies to reduce the risk of disease from contaminated water.