Our Research Highlights

Working with colleagues on the new Bay Campus with outstanding research facilities led to 100% world-leading and internationally excellent environment. The world-leading component of our publications has increased to over 25%.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create research that has a real impact through our world-class research centres and sustained investment program. We strive to provide an excellent environment in which to conduct research.

Our Environment

We are a thriving multidisciplinary community that has firmly integrated subjects across traditional boundaries and delivers world- leading research and education. Over this census period, we have undergone substantial expansion including relocating to the new £420m bay campus in 2015 where we occupy  more than 45,000m2 and host an extensive range of equipment worth an excess of £50m. Our average annual  research income is £26.4m, which is an increase of 120% from REF 2014. We have increased our Category A staff by over 40 and there has been a 59% increase in PhD completions.

Our Outputs

During the census period  77% of our outputs resulted from collaborations with other institutions, 58% through international partnerships (82 countries) and 10% are co-authored with industry. We  currently manage a directory of over 250 relationships with companies spanning from regional SMEs to large multinational enterprises. 

Our Impact

Our research is developing functional coatings for energy generation; developing active buildings that generate, store and release their own energy. We are pioneering advanced material solutions towards a Zero Carbon future and improving modelling capability for aerospace industry We have improved microneedle manufacturing efficiency and membrane design for application in healthcare and industry.

Our Community

Meet our Engineering staff and post graduate community