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Our eight key research areas

Our research generates engineering solutions to real-world problems based on robust science. We are motivated by current societal needs. Our research is therefore aligned with recent UK Government priority areas, as set out in the UK Industrial Strategy. 

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Integrated and sustainable cities

Explore our research case studies on encouraging sustainable travel, building a 21st century rail network and how we are helping to solve urban pollution.

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Leading edge healthcare and medicine

Revolutionary stents for cardiac patients, improved prosthetics and hearing tests for babies. Explore case studies that showcase our research in this area.

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Robotics and autonomous systems

We have developed the world's first 3D printed aircraft and specialise in unmanned vehicles for land, sea and air. Case studies to follow soon.

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Space and satellite technologies

Hardware developed by our teams has flown on space missions and can be found on the International Space Station. Case studies to follow soon.

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Bioscience and biotechnology

From crop systems, to food waste management, to our expertise in Biofilms. Case studies showcasing our research will be coming soon.

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New energy technologies

Studying problems from a fundamental, technical and applied perspective we are researching renewable and sustainable energy systems. Case studies to follow soon.

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Transformative digital technologies

We partner with Rolls Royce in our Technology Centre for Computational Engineering and we host the Microsoft Institute for High Performance Computing. Case studies to follow soon.

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