Our researchers make an enormous contribution to society and play a part in solving the world's problems and developing its possibilities.

Our research is of an international standard and covers the full range of mechanical engineering topics, for example, advanced materials for aero-engines, adaptive control systems theory and energy studies in power stations. 

Academic and industrial collaboration within the department includes but is not limited to the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE), the UK Research Centre in NDE (RCNDE) of which Bristol is the founding academic member and South West Nuclear Hub - a joint venture with the University of Oxford.

Research groups

Faculty of Engineering technical facilities

Cutting-edge measurement and testing technologies, structures testing laboratories, expert technicians and much more.

The department has one of the most active and extensive research profiles in the University.

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