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This research area covers a wide span of engineering applications and is driven by a mix of academics' thirst for knowledge and investigations within industry settings.

We mix scientific and technological expertise that is focused on topics within Autonomy and Systems Integration, Digital Manufacturing, Intelligent Machines and Maintenance, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis, Clean Growth (including Waste Management) and Human Factors. We have contributed to and made many important developments from improving the safety and competitiveness of European aircraft through signal and image processing technology, improving radiation therapy planning and delivery, to the creation of a dynamic 3D facial scan for face-based health monitoring and a breakthrough discovery of an acoustic emission-based biomarker linked to knee ageing and degeneration.


Research Centre in Engineering

We aim to respond directly to significant priorities in contemporary society and to elements of the UK Industrial Strategy.

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Collage of sustainability-related images, including a windfarm, power station and airplane wing

Research Centre for Sustainable Transitions

The Research Centre for Sustainable Transitions (CST) brings together engineers, social scientists, architects and psychologists to address the challenges of climate change.

Smart materials research: TiO2 crystal in UHV

Research Centre for Smart Materials

The Research Centre for Smart Materials is a network of researchers from across the University who focus on innovative and meaningful applications of smart materials – those that respond in a positive manner to their environment and changes to their environment.

To find out more please contact Professor Ian Sherrington