The IRR provides a range of specialist railway research and development across a wide range of engineering and safety-risk based areas. We work with industrial and academic research partners across Europe on a variety of projects which will influence the future development of rail transport.

Opportunities for 2023/24

EPSRC Studentship

Develop automated image processing algorithms to identify squats and grinding marks in photographs 

EPSRC Studentship

Improving wheel-rail contact damage predictions in switches and crossings 

Friction Management Products

Performance Assessment of Friction Management products in the Wheel‑Rail Interface of Railway Vehicles 

Hybrid Drive Systems

Hardware-in-the-loop simulation of railway vehicle hybrid drive systems