Organization profile

Organisation profile

We have a proud record of achievement in education and research in the Department. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated the majority of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our research covers a full spectrum extending from fundamental investigations to applied research. Many of these activities are carried out in conjunction with industry and other universities, both in the UK and overseas.

Research activities

Our research activities cover the broad areas of Design and Manufacturing, Machine Systems, Solid Mechanics and Materials and Thermo-Fluids.

The focus of specific research projects is typically embedded in one or more of the Research Centres and Units listed below:



Research environment

Our academic staff, research fellows, post-doctoral researchers and postgraduate students carry out internationally significant research and publish in leading international journals.

Because our teaching is research-led, undergraduate students are exposed to the latest developments in engineering and many of them have a chance to work with our research centres in their undergraduate projects.

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Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
Engines Engineering & Materials Science
Laminates Engineering & Materials Science
Bearings (structural) Engineering & Materials Science
Rotors Engineering & Materials Science
Turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
composite materials Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 2003 2024

(Grant claim only) KTP with Generative Parametrics

Flynn, J. & Dhokia, V.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Royal Society China Cost Share

Roscow, J.


Project: Research council

Cycloidal rotorcraft for complex aerodynamic environments

Du Bois, J.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 1969 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

4D printing with robust thermoplastic polyurethane hydrogel-elastomer trilayers

Baker, A. B., Bates, S. R. G., Llewellyn-Jones, T. M., Valori, L. P. B., Dicker, M. P. M. & Trask, R. S., 5 Feb 2019, In : Materials and Design. 163, 107544.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

A Comparative Study on Nine- and Twelve-Phase Flux-Switching Permanent-Magnet Wind Power Generators

Shao, L., Hua, W., Li, F., Soulard, J., Zhu, Z. Q., Wu, Z. & Cheng, M., 27 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Active Control of Rotating Machinery Under Rotor-Stator Contact Conditions

Keogh, P. S., Lusty, C., Bailey, N. Y. & Saket, F., 19 Aug 2019, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Rotor Dynamics - IFToMM. Calvaca, K. & Weber, H. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 107-117 11 p. (Mechanisms and Machine Science; vol. 62).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rotating machinery
Magnetic bearings
Bearings (structural)


Dataset for "Understanding the AC conductivity and permittivity of trapdoor chabazites for future development of next-generation gas sensors"

Bordeneuve, H. (Creator), Wales, D. (Creator), Physick, A. (Creator), Doan, H. V. (Creator), Ting, V. (Creator), Bowen, C. (Creator), University of Bath, 23 Nov 2017


Dataset for "Breaking Wave Imaging using Lidar and Sonar"

Blenkinsopp, C. (Creator), Hunter, A. (Creator), Bayle, P. (Creator), Bryan, O. (Creator), University of Bath, 20 Mar 2019


Student theses

A Biologically Inspired Jumping and Rolling Robot

Author: Armour, R., 1 May 2010

Supervisor: Bowyer, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


A biomechanical evaluation of intramedullary nails during simulated fracture healing

Author: Eveleigh, R., 1997

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD