Our centres, units and network carry out research based around five core themes.
Faculty of Engineering & Design Research
We conduct high-quality research to advance engineering and solve the environmental, social and industrial challenges our world faces.
We provide access and training on specialist equipment for micro-scale and nano-scale fabrication for University of Bath researchers and external organisations.
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.
Using metal powder laser melting, our research on industrial 3D printing has helped to improve processes and develop new products with our industrial partners.
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.
Our researchers are working with Stellenbosch University to investigate the cause of blockages in irrigation piping networks in a South African reservoir.
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.
After 12 years at the University of Bath, Jan Gosiewski is moving on to pursue a career in biomedical engineering
Architecture PhD student, Caroline Hughes talks about her experiences of engaging the public with her research.