The Faculty consists of approximately 1000 researchers, of whom 170 are academic staff, 200 are postdoctoral research assistants and the remainder are post graduate researchers.
Our annual turnover of research income is about £16M, of which about half comes from Research Councils UK (principally EPSRC), a third from the EU, and the rest mainly from industry (our largest clients being EADS Astrium, Rolls Royce, E.on, Toyota, AWE and QinetiQ).
Research Excellence Framework
In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), Surrey achieved a ‘Research Power’ ranking of 22nd out of 106 institutions for its research in engineering and the physical sciences (REF Panel B).
The Faculty improved its quality rating score in each of the five key research areas where it made a submission, compared to the previous research exercise (RAE) in 2008.
Rated as world-leading or internationally excellent
- 93% of our Electrical & Electronic Engineering research
- 93% Metallurgy and Materials research
- 84% of our Physics research
In the General Engineering category, 80% of our research was also rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.