Our inter-disciplinary subject area of Engineering Research carries out advanced research in Bioengineering, Materials, Electrical Engineering, and Applied Physics.
Research Contact: Associate Professor Demosthenes Koutsogeorgis
Our world-class Engineering research is enhanced by a vibrant community of UK and International Postgraduate Researchers who have access to support and focused training provided in collaboration with the NTU Doctoral School. The work of the Subject Area benefits from high-tech facilities, and from our extensive national and international collaborations. We have strong partnerships with industry, and these collaborations help with the commercial exploitation of our innovative research to produce economic impact and benefits for society.
The Research is very well supported by a range of UK, EU and International funding sources including:
- Research Councils
- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Technology Programmes
- Professional Societies and Institutions
- Global Companies.
The Imaging, Materials, Engineering and Computational (iMEC) Research Centre consists of four Research Groups:
- The Imaging and Sensing research group encompasses world-leading research in techniques that include X-ray imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, optical coherence tomography as well as plasmonics, imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, photonics, near-field acoustic holography, vibrometry, and liquid/solid interface science..
- Advanced Materials is a group that investigates, develops and designs materials for a diverse range of applications using the breadth of the sciences in its discipline mix. These include electronic and photonic materials, bio-functional/ derived and inspired materials and multi-functional materials synthesis and properties, nanotechnologies.
- Human Performance and Experience is a newly formed group that will focus on how engineering can improve the function of individuals by an improved and optimised environment as well as by enhancing human physiology. This incorporates research in biomechanical engineering, ergonomic design, sports engineering and biomimetics. The innovative aspects of this group in utilising engineering, design and ergonomics aim to make this a unique feature of the Research Centre. The work involves design of vehicles, sports apparel, medical devices and will grow as new staff are recruited to join and expand this group.
- The Computation and Simulation research group activity consists of finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, bioinformatics applications to engineering, theoretical chemistry The group is fundamental, as the modelling of non-biological and biological systems from cells to organs underpins a range of projects and areas in the School and Institution, complementing the research in Bioinformatics (Biomedical Sciences Research Centre). It is a key area in the Department of Engineering and the recruitment of Simpson, who has strong links with ANSYS, a world leader in finite element modelling and computational fluid dynamics, is expected to lead to development of new computational modelling packages for bespoke applications.