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.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

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 2023

Research Output 1969 2018

1-3-Type Composites Based on Ferroelectrics: Electromechanical Coupling, Figures of Merit, and Piezotechnical Energy-Harvesting Applications

Bowen, C. R., Topolov, V. Y., Zhang, Y. & Panich, A. A. 1 May 2018 In : Energy Technology. 6, 5, p. 813-828 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electromechanical coupling
Energy harvesting
Ferroelectric materials
Composite materials

A comparative thermodynamic evaluation of bioethanol processing from wheat straw

Hammond, G. & Mansell, R. 4 May 2018 In : Applied Energy. 224, p. 136-146 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

A Conceptual Exoskeleton Shoulder Design for the Assistance of Upper Limb Movement

Navarro Perez, C., Georgilas, I., Etoundi, A., Chong, J. & Jafari, A. 4 May 2018 (Accepted/In press) Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference 2018. 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Patient rehabilitation
Systems analysis
Fatigue of materials


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