Institute for Engineering and Technology Innovation (InETI)

Our institute empowers research and knowledge exchange in engineering and technology.

Our research and knowledge exchange supports the development and delivery of strategic goals in technological innovation and sustainability. Our research also supports regional growth through work of civic and societal benefit.

Centres in the Institute focus on addressing goals in a range of strategic technological areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, and Data analysis
  • Visual information capture, Representation, Processing
  • Ageing society
  • Clean growth
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Future mobility
  • Intelligent machines and maintenance
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product design/Human factors
  • Resource efficiency and climate impacts.


Many of our research projects are conducted in collaboration with and industrial or third sector partners

Knowledge transfer

Activities range from reducing the carbon footprint of local businesses to developing aids for de-mining operations

Public engagement

In 2023 we supported the first UK “ExoGames” with the American Standards for Testing of Materials for students from across the world
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Our academics

Dr Kevin Butt
Reader in Ecology
School of Engineering and Computing

Kevin teaches ecological, field-based and research-related subjects within Biology, Geography and Environmental Sciences. His expertise lies within the realms of soil ecology. Kevin’s primary focus is on research and, for example, he has collaborated with the Natural History Muse…

Professor Champika Liyanage
Professor in Facilities Management
School of Engineering and Computing

Champika started her journey with us in 2008 as a lecturer. She was able to progress through different roles here as a senior lecturer and reader to a Professor. This makes her the first female professor in our School of Engineering. She carries out many key roles here and in the…

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