Technology Facilities; 31st May 2019

School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

Find out more about the teaching and research activities taking place within our School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

The everyday tools you use – the phone in your pocket, the train on your morning commute, the car you drive – each relies on ambitious and innovative engineers. At the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering, we're helping solve societal problems through creative and practical engineering solutions, combined with technical academic knowledge.

Our engineers make a positive difference locally and globally through their work and research – from using artificial intelligence to improve powered wheelchairs, to creating more efficient solar panels and lightweight manufacturing materials.

We have an open and welcoming culture, with experienced and supportive lecturers and experts, and a focus on practical skills and employability. We've got a proven track record of producing sought after graduates – 92% of our previous students are in work or further study 15 months after graduation (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey conducted in 2019).

Discover Mechanical and Design Engineering

Discover more about the School of Mechanical and Design Engineering, home to creative engineering solutions that make a difference to society.

Teaching

We run undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mechanical engineering, manufacturing, product design, industrial design and innovation engineering.

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies allowing our students to progress to become Chartered or Incorporated Engineers. Through our close ties with local industries, national organisations and international businesses, our students get the chance to work in industry through placements and industrial projects. We have a £2,000 fund to support small businesses taking on our placement students.

We support our students to achieve their goals through weekly drop-in sessions with academic staff, support workshops, the Maths Cafe, the Manufacturing Club and student-led software classes. Many of our students also take part in the Formula Student Team where they build a car that's raced competitively against other universities.

To browse all of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, visit our engineering subject area page.

Partnerships

Our partnerships with organisations around the world benefit from our teaching and research. Organisations we've working with include Cartier, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), Queen Alexandra Hospital, Diamond Light Source, Glaxo Smith Klein, and the Lung Institute.

Research

We're driven to make the world a better place through smarter thinking and design. Our leading experts and postgraduate researchers produce innovative, results-driven research to improve technology. Our REF 2021 results prove we're moving in the right direction — 75% of our engineering research outputs were judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

We take part in collaborative, cross-disciplinary research. We're part of a team working on a project called FLOWER, funded by the European Regional Development fund to use plant fibres to produce more sustainable plastics that can be recycled.

We've also received funding from Innovate UK, the Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Academy of Engineering, Interreg, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Our areas of expertise

Explore the work we're doing across our areas of expertise in Mechanical Engineering research.

Biomedical Engineering

We're exploring musculoskeletal biomechanics, cardiovascular engineering and biomedical imaging. Explore our biomedical engineering research

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Materials engineering

We're exploring how manufacturing could be more sustainable.

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Our research groups

Much of our exceptional research takes place within the following cross-disciplinary research centres – find out more below.

Advanced Polymers and Composites Research Group

We're creating new materials to improve manufacturing and sustainability.

Biomedical Engineering Research Group

We're researching how to better understand the body through imaging and biomechanics.

Materials Design and Characterisation Research Group

Research and analysis into the development of new alloys and other advanced materials

Systems Engineering Research Group

Research into energy and energy management

Future Technology Centre

We're researching the competence of biological structures, biomaterials, and bio-inspired engineering materials using advanced X-Ray microscopy.

Our staff

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Jovana Radulovic Portrait

Dr Jovana Radulovic

Head of School

Jovana.Radulovic@port.ac.uk

School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

Faculty of Technology

PhD Supervisor

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Giles Eric Tewkesbury Portrait

Dr Giles Tewkesbury

Associate Head (Student Experience)

Giles.Tewkesbury@port.ac.uk

School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

Faculty of Technology

PhD Supervisor

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Andrea Bucchi Portrait

Dr Andrea Bucchi

Associate Head (Research and Innovation)

Andrea.Bucchi@port.ac.uk

School of Mechanical and Design Engineering

Faculty of Technology

PhD Supervisor

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Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office.

+44 (0)23 9284 2993

tech-enquiries@port.ac.uk

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