Research in the School is aligned to three interconnected research areas: engineering resilience, green living and healthy living.
We operate four research centres alongside a number of strategic cross-cutting interdisciplinary research clusters.
In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), we ranked 15th in the UK for ‘*research power’ in engineering.
Overall, Surrey has risen 12 places in the rankings since 2014 to 33rd in the UK for our research quality.
* Research power is the overall quality of submissions, calculated by grade point average and multiplied by the full-time equivalent number of staff submitted.
The research interests in our School sit at the intersections between engineering resilience, green living and healthy living, addressing key future engineering challenges including affordable energy, autonomous vehicles, assisted ageing, environmental monitoring, and sustainable design and manufacture.
Examples of topics which are key to these challenges include:
- Biomedical engineering
- Ceramics and metals
- Electric and hybrid vehicles
- Engineering materials
- Fluid dynamics
- Functional materials
- Neural interfacing
- Sensors and fluid measurement
- Structural integrity
- Surface and interfaces reactions
- Vehicle dynamics
- Virtual reality.
Centre for Aerodynamics and Environmental Flow
Conducting world-class research in experimental and computational fluids dynamics, with world-leading output in specialist areas.
Centre for Automotive Engineering
Aiming to provide world class technical research for vehicle analysis in all areas of automotive engineering.
Centre for Biomedical Engineering
Using the applications of engineering and technology to solve problems in medicine and biology.
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Lab
Contributing to research in the areas of connected autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems.
Focusing on micro-scale processing, materials integration and manufacture to allow the creation of unique 3D micro- and nano-scale structures.
Fire and Explosion Modelling Group
Specialising in the development and validation of consequence modelling tools to address cross cutting safety issues related to energy, transport and environment.
Space Technology for Autonomous and Robotic systems Laboratory
Building on four decades of research and development heritage in small spacecraft engineering to advance autonomous systems and robotics for space.
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