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Research within the Faculty of Technology has an excellent international standing. Our research covers a diverse range of interdisciplinary areas, influences our teaching and has strong links with industry. 

Our research groups within the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development cover a diverse range of areas from nanotechnology, through to developing visualisation environments and the development of energy and environmental policies for a low-carbon future.

Research Groups

Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics Centre|
Bringing together the Centre for Manufacturing and the Mechatronics Research Group| the centre covers lean engineering, additive manufacturing and mechatronics.

Centre for Electronic and Communications Engineering (CECE)|
The centre’s key research themes cover: electronics, semiconductor devices and materials, and communication systems.

Emerging Technologies Research Centre (EMTERC)|
The centre focuses on both micro and nano electronics ranging from fundamental materials research, to investigating device applications in power electronics, plastic electronics, healthcare, renewable energy sources, emerging memory devices and display technologies.

Centre for Engineering Science and Advanced Systems (CESAS)|
The centre comprises two key themes: water software systems and mechanical engineering covering a number of research activities in advanced mathematical modelling, scientific computing and experimental technologies aimed at development and investigation of complex engineering systems.

Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)|
The Institute has undertaken research and consultancy for many years to create the underlying knowledge and technologies necessary to achieve more energy-efficient and sustainable lifestyles. From design advice for low energy buildings, to studies of environmental behaviour, the Institute is able to provide advice, with experts from the fields of engineering, building physics, sociology and psychology.

Study with us

Postgraduate research degree students play a vital role in contributing to the research activities of the faculty and University. We strive to maintain an excellent research environment for our students.

As a student in Technology you will be supported by experienced and dedicated staff whilst being accommodated in a wide range of specialist laboratories and research areas. Across the faculty we have a thriving body of over 300 research degree students associated with our research groups and centres, offering an excellent opportunity to work with other students and staff, whilst also benefiting from a specially managed programme of training.

If you are considering joining us| to study for a research degree the best approach is to explore the groups and approach potential supervisors to explore options. By choosing to study for an MPhil or PhD you are joining a community of students who are well supported by not only the university but also leading international scholars with strong commitment to research.

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