Research at the School of Mechanical Engineering

85% of the School of Mechanical Engineering's research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent

The School of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to have achieved a very good performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. 85% of the research in the School was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

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"We are proud of our illustrious record in mechanical engineering research 85% of which is, according to the latest Research Assessment, world-leading or internationally excellent. We have special strengths in Advanced Manufacturing, Biomedical Engineering, Micro and Nanotechnology and Vehicle Technology. Our expertise is in applying engineering science to solve problems of industrial and societal significance.”
Professor Duc Pham, Chance Professor of Engineering and Head of School.

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