Engineering has a vibrant and rapidly growing research community with expertise in such diverse areas as precision engineering, intelligent interfaces, systems engineering, and diagnostics. Our research environment is lively and collaborative, and well stocked with cutting edge equipment. Our Centre for Precision Technologies is widely regarded as the best research facility of its type in the UK and one of the top three in Europe.

In recent years we have invested in significant new infrastructure incuding a Nanolab, CT facililities, high performance computing (in collaboration with the Science and Technology Facilities Council), FIB and TEM instrumentation, as well as laboratories for optics and diagnostics.

Research institutes and centres

CPT

The Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) is a centre of excellence for collaborative metrology research, solving real-world manufacturing problems through cutting edge metrology research in precision engineering.

Visit the site

EMMA

The Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis (EMMA) Centre's research revolves around the use of electron microscopy to study the interaction of energetic particles with matter.

Visit the site

CEM

The Centre for Engineering Materials (CEM) aims to further develop knowledge and expertise in the field of engineering materials.

Visit the site

IRR

The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield was formed in August 2012 with the aim to become a world leading centre of railway engineering research. 

Visit the site

CEPE

The Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering (CEPE) aims to advance the scope and sensitivity of machinery fault detection and diagnosis and of plant performance and emissions monitoring.

Visit the site