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

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Projects 2003 2027

Research Output 1969 2020

Assessment of interoperability in cloud manufacturing

Mourad, M. H., Nassehi, A., Schaefer, D. & Newman, S. T., 18 Jul 2019, In : Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 61, 17 p., 101832.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Correction to: Molecular Design Strategy to Construct the Near-Infrared Fluorescent Probe for Selectively Sensing Human Cytochrome P450 2J2 (Journal of the American Chemical Society (2019) 141 (1126-1134) DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b12136)

Ning, J., Liu, T., Dong, P., Wang, W., Ge, G., Wang, B., Yu, Z., Shi, L., Tian, X., Huo, X., Feng, L., Wang, C., Sun, C., Cui, J., James, T. D. & Ma, X., 21 Aug 2019, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 141, 33, p. 1-1 1 p., 13278.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Cultivation modes for microbial oil production using oleaginous yeasts – A review

Karamerou, E. E. & Webb, C., 15 Nov 2019, In : Biochemical Engineering Journal. 151, p. 1-16 16 p., 107322.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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 "3D Printed Contactor for Enhanced Oil Droplets Coalescence"

Al-Shimmery, A. (Creator), Mazinani, S. (Creator), Flynn, J. (Creator), Chew, J. (Creator), Mattia, D. (Creator), University of Bath, 19 Jul 2019


Dataset for "Breaking Wave Imaging using Lidar and Sonar"

Blenkinsopp, C. (Creator), Hunter, A. (Creator), Bayle, P. M. (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