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Mechanical Engineering Research

The Mechanical Engineering research team applies and extends branches of Mechanical Engineering that relate to real world problems. 

Our research looks at some of today’s most challenging issues such as control system design, aerospace materials, energy, thermodynamics and heat transfer modelling. 

The scope is not limited to these areas and the new research focus is to strengthen these area and explore new areas of research.  

We have established strong links with leading research institutes, various universities and major companies. 

The mechanical engineering research facilities are composed of material lab, control and instrumentation lab and the thermodynamic lab equipped with wind tunnel and energy equipment.  

Examples of recent research

  • Development of a novel measurement system to optimise sustainability
  • Investigation and analysis of aircraft recycling material policy to enhance sustainability
  • Robust control development for system engineering applications
  • Early failure detection methods for composites materials used in system engineering applications
  • Destructive testing and analysis of the impact of moisture on the mechanical behaviour of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)
  • Energy capture and storage for domestic consumption
  • Design, manufacture and testing of a valveless micropump
  • Design and implementation of a solar tracking system for optimal energy capture and storage for domestic consumption
  • Operational safety analysis and controller design of drones system
  • Modelling and simulation of heating processes

Study with us

We welcome UK and international applications from suitably qualified graduates interested in joining us for postgraduate research. Find out more on the Graduate School website.