Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Organisational unit: Department

Organisation profile

The Department of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering (5-rated RAE 2008) hosts a broad range of leading edge research programmes clustered in the three domains of Engineering Science, Engineering Mechanics and Engineering Systems. Our work spans a range of length scales from understanding the behaviour of nano-fluids for future medical devices to designing large ocean power systems for renewable energy supply. Our industrial collaborations encompass a wide range of key engineering sectors including energy, health, aerospace and transportation. As a flexible and broad based department which can translate ideas from conception to application, we welcome new partnerships with industry, government and academia.

Research Structure:

Engineering Science.  In Engineering Science we tackle complicated engineering situations, that may have many interacting effects, by creatively applying the basic sciences, such as physics.

Engineering Mechanics.  In Engineering Mechanics we investigate computational mechanics and finite element analysis, underpinned by core activities in mechanics of solids and structures.

Engineering Systems.  In Engineering Systems we integrate engineering expertise across clusters to explore new concepts in the targeted areas of Energy, Health and Aerospace.


  1. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

  2. 11th International Conference on Thermal Engineering (ICTEA).

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

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  1. Building performance simulation with computational modelling software enables practitioners to realise a low carbon built environment.

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEnvironment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Professional practice, training and standards

  2. Novel orbits for solar sail spacecraft: adoption by international space agencies and influence on their policies and investment

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation

  3. Weir Group has designs on competitive advantge

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce

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