Current research in Engineering falls into two areas: Advanced Materials and Sustainable Energy.
We're working on cutting-edge technologies that have important applications.
These range from from the role of graphene in energy storage and water purification membranes, to next-generation of printing techniques and reliability of renewables, to optical fibre sensors, self-cleaning surfaces and efficient energy transport technologies.
As we continue to grow, we anticipate broadening this research portfolio to include other disciplines in Engineering.
Our primary research themes
- Graphene and nanostructured materials
- High-resolution drop-on-demand printing technology
- Electrospray deposition of functional materials
- Nanotechnology in photovoltaics and energy buildings
- Self-cleaning surfaces
- Phase-change on functional surfaces
- Efficient energy transport
- Thin film deposition
- Optical fibre sensors and biosensors based on nanostructured coatings
Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Systems
- Optimisation-driven design
- Energy-efficient structures
- Low-speed impact analysis
- Solar radiation and PV performance prediction
- Modelling of light propagation across optical waveguides and optical fibre sensors behaviour
Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Systems
- Energy and fuels from biomass and waste
- Intelligent energy buildings
- Carbon recycling and carbon capture
- PV characterization, degradation and diagnostics