Research in the School is organised into a number of research centres, but there are many overlaps and links between these.

Research themes

The research interests in our School cover a wide range of areas:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Ceramics and metals
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Engineering materials
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Functional materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neural interfacing
  • Polymers
  • Robotics
  • Sensors and fluid measurement
  • Structural integrity
  • Surface and interfaces reactions
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Virtual reality.
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Research excellence

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In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) 80 per cent of our combined mechanical engineering research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, placing Surrey in 22nd place out of 106 institutions submitted in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials category.

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School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences
University of Surrey