Transport and infrastructure

Fast, safe, clean and affordable transportation of people and goods along with resilient, sustainable and effective infrastructure has an undeniable impact on the quality of modern life and underpins our current global economy.

Key research expertise

Aerospace engineering

  • Non-linear dynamics
  • Vibration suppression
  • Experimental testing
  • Control
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Bio-inspired flight
  • UAVs
  • Gust load alleviation
  • Wind engineering
  • Aircraft dynamics
  • Hybrid testing


  • Structures and materials – morphing; bio-mimicry
  • Aerodynamics/aeroelasticity
  • Acoustics
  • Propulsion
  • Autonomy
  • Flight mechanics; stability and control
  • Validation and verification
  • Systems – sensing and comms

Electromechanical power conversion

  • High performance traction drive motors
  • Lightweight electric propulsion
  • Aircraft electrical systems
  • Electrodynamic actuation technologies

Autonomous vehicles

  • 5G connected vehicles

Geotechnical engineering

  • Mechanical characterisation
  • Continuum constitutive modelling and numerical simulations
  • Physical modelling
  • Field investigations at real geotechnical system scale


  • Long term dynamic performance of advanced composite bridge decks
  • Structural vulnerability
  • Wind loading and nonlinear dynamic performance of flexible structures
  • Whole systems analysis of the interdependence, vulnerability and resilience of network infrastructure

Structural health monitoring

  • Wireless ultrasonic sensors (WAND)
  • Embedded sensors

Research groups

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Our Industrial Liaison Office helps you to develop research partnerships and engage with our students.

Engineering for International Development

The faculty is involved in many research projects with sustainable development goals. They focus on natural disasters, resource security, sustainable energy and health in developing countries.

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