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Centre for Engineering Innovation and Research

The purpose of this centre is to research aspects of Engineering and pertaining to their application to the development of innovative technologies through application of aspects of material science, engineering to the realisation of tangible and virtual systems or system parts.

Contexts will be concept valuation, design, visualisation, simulation, interaction, scenario consideration, realisation, control, evaluation or application, as well other leading edge applications, as they emerge.

Advanced Materials and Composites

Led by:

  • Optimisation of materials for Aerospace applications.  
  • Development of Titanium alloys for biomedical applications, such as total knee replacement, numerical analysis of femur resurfacing component
  • Design and Development of Light weight material for automotive applications.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Race cars and aviation.

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Research Group

Led by:  Professor  Mark Stanford

  • Additive Layer Manufacturing of metals and polymers.
  • Metal Cutting using EDM, and high-speed machining.
  • Materials Processing for laser sintering and advanced manufacturing.

Structural Mechanics and Vibro-acoustics

Led by: Dr Arun Arjunan

  • Development of noise attenuating structures and materials to combat noise pollution.
  • Structural mechanics and Vibro-acoustic simulation.
  • Stress analysis of lattice structures using the finite element method.
  • Strength of materials and characterisation using experimental testing.

Electronic Devices and Energy Storage

Led by:

  • Modelling of manufacturing processes and systems, with specific emphasis on the Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly, and the Processing of soft solids. 

Research Facilities