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Research Group: Computational Engineering and Design

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Head of Group: Professor Neil W Bressloff The CED Group carries out multidisciplinary research using a range of analytical, computational and experimental techniques. Our strength lies in this sophisticated mix of engineering methods, coupled with industrial applications.

Group Overview

We aim to be a centre of excellence for multidisciplinary engineering simulation and design which combines a range of analytical, computational and experimental techniques. Our strength lies in this sophisticated mix of engineering methods, coupled with industrial applications: a particular focus for our activities over the next few years will be the development of grid-based, problem-solving services for use by academia and industry.

Our primary research interests fall into three broad themed areas:

  • design search and optimisation
  • applied computational modelling
  • computational methods

These span cost modelling, design optimisation, solid material modelling, computational fluid dynamics, computational electromagnetics, repetitive structures, contact mechanics, structural dynamics and computational methods.

We host the Southampton Regional e-Science Centre, the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Computational Engineering and the Microsoft Institute for High Performance Computing. Our recently refurbished and dedicated building is equipped with numerous workstations, video conferencing facilities and high-speed parallel and clustered processor systems. Activities include the use of computational methods for studying design and related problems in fluids, structures, control systems and biomechanics, evolutionary optimisation, construction of advanced cost-prediction systems, optimisation of metamodelled, approximate or noisy systems and analysis of robustness.

Contact us

Computational Engineering and Design
Engineering and the Environment
B176, Boldrewood Campus
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton SO16 7QF

Tel: +44 (0)23805 94888


Postgraduate opportunities



Research Staff

Staff MemberPrimary Position
Ayodeji O AbioyePostgraduate Research Student
Maximilian AlbertResearch student
Atul BhaskarSenior Lecturer Computational Engineering and Design Group
Mantas BrazinskasResearch student with the CED research group
Neil W BressloffProfessor of Biomedical Engineering & Design
David CooperResearch Student
Simon J CoxAssociate Dean for Enterprise
Chris CrispinResearch student with the CED research group
Enrique Cuan-UrquizoResearch student with the Computational and Engineering Design research group
Kamal DjidjeliLecturer
Mehmet Ali ErbilResearch student with the CED research group
Murat Hakki EresSenior Research Fellow
Hans FangohrProfessor of Computational Modelling
Mario FerraroResearch student with the CED research group, UAV designer
Alexander ForresterSenior Lecturer in Computational Engineering
Jennifer ForresterSenior Consulting Engineer
Valeriya GriffithsPostgraduate research student
Yangzi GuoPostgraduate research student
Ali JavedResearch student with the CED research group
Steven J JohnstonResearch Fellow
Andy J KeaneProfessor of Computational Engineering
Philip Huw KingResearch Fellow
Chang LiuPostgraduate research student
Vytautas MoncysEngineering Doctorate Researcher
Lavinia Alexandra OtescuPhD Student
Stephen D PriorReader in Unmanned Air Vehicles
Philippa A.S ReedProfessor of Structural Materials
Edward S RichardsonAssociate Professor
James P ScanlanProfessor of Design
András SóbesterSenior Lecturer
Neil G StephenProfessor of Structural Mechanics
Michele StramacchiaPostgraduate research candidate at the Rolls-Royce UTC for Computational Engineering
Zhe SunPostgraduate research student
Amrith SurendraPostgraduate research student
David ToalLecturer
Ivan VoutchkovSenior Research Fellow
Leran WangResearch Fellow
Shoufeng YangAssociate Professor
Xu ZhangResearch fellow

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