The research aims of the School are to conduct high-quality, fundamental studies of value to international industries and to prepare research students for employment in these industries. Staff have strong relationships with international industry and with other leading institutions.
Research is split across three clusters:
Advanced Materials and Processing
Aerospace and Manufacturing
The Advanced Materials and Processing cluster undertakes leading-edge, multidisciplinary research into the processing, modelling and development of high-performance materials across a broad range of applications.
The Aerospace and Manufacturing cluster has expertise in digital manufacturing, modelling and simulation, composites and modelling of complex systems.
The focus of research within the Clean Energies group is mostly in the areas of Modelling and Simulation, After-treatment, Turbomachinery and Energy from Waste, but does include other projects and applications associated with energy efficiency and thermal management.
Aerospace Engineering Master's highlights
Internationally Renowned Experts
Researchers in the School form leading components in the following major interdisciplinary centres (and forums) within the University, which have established international reputations and have been the focus of major investments in the last few years: Centre for Theory and Application of Catalysis (CenTACat) Centre of Excellence in Integrated Aerospace Technologies (CEIAT) Medical Polymers Research Institute (MPRI) Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE) Polymer Processing Research Centre (PPRC)