In close collaboration with the Centre for
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, the Department contributes towards
fundamental research into a wide range of energy generation technologies.
Addressing transport needs, the group investigates the performance and impact
of biofuels and
blends in compression-ignition and spark-ignition engines...
Technologies such as 3D printing, microcomputers and artificial
intelligence are opening up new opportunities for engineering in the biomedical
field. This group is developing innovative minimally invasive devices to
collect healthcare information, mechatronic devices...
Activities are divided into fundamental research on materials, behaviour
of structures and failure mechanisms and criteria. The materials research
focuses on powder metal (mainly titanium and its alloys) processing and
products, continuous fibre-reinforced thermoset composites for ...
The group’s expertise in optimisation theory and algorithm development,
finite element methods (FEM), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), discrete
element methods (DEM) and continuum methods is world-renowned...
Diverse mechatronic systems such as reconfigurable manufacturing
systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, robots and medical devices are researched.
The research includes development design methodologies for such systems...
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