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The University of Southampton

Engineering Research

We are using our engineering research to change the world for the better. Our research is focused on creating innovative solutions to real-life problems in a broad range of industries.

Drone flying
We are the leading UK university in drone technology. We have recently been awarded a five-year EPSRC Programme Grant to lead a consortium of UK universities in a research initiative aimed at achieving a step change in the usability of unmanned aircraft systems.
Man walking with prosthetic leg.
Our engineering sensor innovations are helping to improve healthcare of amputees.
Electric car charging
We are set to play a key role in accelerating the development of the next generation of batteries and battery materials to power the world’s electric vehicle revolution.
Railway track at sunrise
We are key partners in the UK Rail sector’s ground-breaking partnership to deliver £92m Centres of Excellence.
Racing car in our wind tunnel.
As best university in the UK for Research Power in General Engineering (REF 2014) we pioneer solutions to the key issues facing society.
Students analysing a propellor.

Our research impact

Discover key case studies demonstrating how our research has changed the world for the better.

One of our wind tunnels

Explore our facilities

We have over 100 specialist teaching and research laboratories and testing facilities. Many of these are available to hire.

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Lecturer talking to students

Find a member of staff

If you trying to find a particular member of engineering staff you can find them in our staff directory.

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Explore our business partnerships

We have formed research partnerships with many large, world-leading companies. Find out about these partnerships and how your company could benefit from our expertise.

Get research support

Research and Innovation Services (RIS) can help facilitate academic and business collaborations and offers support and guidance to researchers.

Find a consultant

Find out more about our six key enterprise units, offering a full range of commercial services.

Media enquiries

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