School of Science, Engineering & Design research

The School of Science Engineering & Design research and innovation platform covers both fundamental, applied and industry facing research. We have a particular focus on the bio-economy, Smart Energy Systems & Informatics, Digital Construction, Building Information Modelling, Decarbonisation of Engineering Processes and Creative Design. Our research is underpinned by industry standard facilities including the new National Horizons Centre, a new £22.3 million research, teaching and training facility set to drive growth in the bioscience industries.

We have secured funding from various sources including multi-million EU H2020 projects funding which support internationally leading research in the field of Smart Energy Systems, Digital Construction and Decarbonisation of hydrogen production. The School also has an international reputation for its work in Building Information Modelling development and application to Build Environment.

We work in partnership with institutions and industry across Europe and the world including IBM, Siemans, Network Rail and Balfour Beatty.

Research centres and groups

Design & Creative Innovation
Engineering Processes
Smart Systems and Energy Informatics

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