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 including a Nanolab, CT facilities, 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

Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis

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.

Systems Engineering

The common thread running through the work of the Centre for Systems Engineering (CSE) is the expertise of its members in electronic and electrical systems, and an enormous diversity of research has stemmed from this.