Research excellence in any university is a pillar of academic distinction. In the school of engineering we believe in the research that supports and sentients all of our teaching. We also believe in interdisciplinary work and this in the School ranges from collaborative research at the science-engineering interface, through fundamental studies in enabling technologies, to applied research in partnership with industry.
To manage properly the research activities, a number of Research and Knowledge Transfer Priority Groups exist in the school. These are areas of key focus, which support the delivery of excellence in research and knowledge transfer.
These research priority groups:
- maximise the visibility and impact of the School’s research activities;
- secure significant levels of external funding to support their research activities;
- become an institutional champion for their topic;
- incorporate interdisciplinary collaborations of international quality;
- provide a first-class environment for career development and training;
- attract high quality staff, postgraduates and strategic partnerships.
The following are the six Priority Groups in key thematic areas with the potential to grow and deliver an influential amount of world-class research and knowledge transfer addressing global issues and challenges:
- Crashworthiness & Impact Biomechanics Research Group
- Water & Sanitation Research Group
- Materials & Structures Research Group
- Electronic and Communication Technology Research Group
- Geotenics Research Group
- Transport Research Group
- Energy Technology Research Group