Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
EngineeringOur research

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. 

Looking down on a smoggy city skyline.

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.

Cells under a microscope.

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.

Drone coming in to land.

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.

Satellite orbiting the Earth.

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.

Man reviewing computer brain scan.

Bioscience and biotechnology

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

Men reviewing solar panels on a roof.

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.

Artistic impression of a circuit board.

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.

Enginuity logo

Sign up to our free newsletter

Keep up to date with our research and enterprise highlights with our Enginuity newsletter. The newsletter is published 3 times a year.

Get your copy
21 February 2018

University of Southampton joins UK Rail se...

The UK rail sector has launched the UK Rail Research and Innovation...

Read More
7 February 2018

Southampton one of five UK cities bringing...

Southampton will be one of the first places in the UK to design how...

Read More
1 February 2018

Team wins £900k for artificial limbs proje...

Researchers at the University of Southampton have won more than £90...

Read More

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×