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.
Conducting world-class research in experimental and computational fluids dynamics, with world-leading output in specialist areas.
Aiming to provide world class technical research for vehicle analysis in all areas of automotive engineering.
Contributing to research in the areas of connected autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems.
An internationally recognised centre of excellence in atmospheric boundary layer flows and environmental aerodynamics.
Focusing on micro-scale processing, materials integration and manufacture to allow the creation of unique 3D micro- and nano-scale structures.
Specialising in the development and validation of consequence modelling tools to address cross cutting safety issues related to energy, transport and environment.
Building on four decades of research and development heritage in small spacecraft engineering to advance autonomous systems and robotics for space.