Our research spans six linked themes, with a strong focus on enabling positive societal change.
From aerospace engineering research to the study of how structures can cope in extreme environments, the scale of our research is vast and our Department houses a depth of diverse expertise.
Explore our broad research themes below, plus the various sub-areas of expertise in which our researchers specialise.
Research focused on advances in aerodynamics to improve autonomous airborne systems.
Research focused on enabling society to maximise the value of the digitalisation of manufacturing processes.
Interdisciplinary research aiming to address computational modelling at multiple scales.
Research to enable the safe operation of current nuclear power stations, with a focus on the future as well.
Research to address the engineering, policy and societal challenges of adapting to a sustainable society.
Research to understand the safety and resilience of structural materials, particularly in extreme situations.