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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

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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)238059 4888


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Research Staff

List of all staff members in Computational Engineering and Design
Staff MemberPrimary Position
Ayodeji O AbioyePostgraduate research student
Philip J BasfordSenior Research Fellow
Atul BhaskarProfessor of Applied Mechanics
Neil W BressloffProfessor of Biomedical Engineering & Design
Simon J CoxChief Information Officer
Kamal DjidjeliLecturer
Robert EntwistlePostgraduate research student
Mehmet Ali ErbilCASCADE Research Fellow
Murat Hakki EresSenior Research Fellow
Hans FangohrProfessor of Computational Modelling
Mario FerraroEnterprise Fellow
Alexander ForresterSenior Lecturer in Computational Engineering
Jennifer ForresterSenior Consulting Engineer
Valeriya GriffithsPostgraduate research student
Yangzi GuoPostgraduate research student
Ondrej HovorkaLecturer
Stuart JinksPostgraduate research student
Steven J JohnstonResearch Fellow
Mohammad Mehdi KashaniAssociate Professor in Structural Mechanics, Design and Earthquake Engineering
Andy J KeaneProfessor of Computational Engineering
Andrew LockEnterprise Fellow
Vytautas MoncysPostgraduate research student
Alkin NasufPostgraduate research student
Stephen D PriorReader in Unmanned Air Vehicles
James P ScanlanProfessor of Design
András SóbesterSenior Lecturer
Neil G StephenHead of Academic Affairs Malaysia Campus
Michele StramacchiaPostgraduate research candidate at the Rolls-Royce UTC for Computational Engineering
David ToalLecturer
Ivan VoutchkovSenior Research Fellow
Leran WangResearch Fellow
Shoufeng YangProfessor of Additive Manufacturing
Xu ZhangResearch fellow

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