Our Research Expertise

Our Energy and Environment Group

Our researchers use novel computational modelling, state-of-the-art experimental facilities and field equipment to investigate coastal processes, hydrometeorology, river dynamics, flooding, and environmental interactions of marine energy systems, covering both fundamental and applied research.

Computational Engineering

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Our Computational Engineering Expertise

Our researchers develop cutting-edge computational methods to simulate a variety of physical phenomena, including fluids, solids, wave propagation and multi-physics problems. The research involves fundamental developments in numerical methods, mesh generation, reduced order models and machine learning as well as their application to industrial problems.

Solids, Structures and Coupled Systems

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Our expertise in Solids, Structures and Coupled Systems

Our researchers develop leading edge computational strategies to simulate a wide range of physical problems and engineering applications covering broadly the area of solids, structures and coupled systems. The main topics include computational solid mechanics, materials modelling, fracture mechanics, frictional contact, granular media, geomechanics and fluid-structure Interaction.

Civil Engineering Materials and Sustainable Practice

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Our expertise in Civil Engineering Materials and Sustainable Practice

We use our extensive laboratory facilities and cross-disciplinary expertise to partner with industry to investigate a diverse range of novel sustainable construction materials, with a focus on low-carbon and sustainable materials. Themes of research include low-carbon concretes, alkali-activated cementitious mortars, ultra high performance concretes, geopolymers and recycled aggregates.

Transportation Engineering

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Our expertise in Transportation Engineering

Transportation infrastructures serve as crucial foundations for our society. Our researchers use the cutting-edge technologies for development of resilient and intelligent transportation engineering to address the critical issues caused by climate emergency. These approaches include self-powered smart sensing, wireless sensor network for transportation monitoring, physics-informed machine learning in transportation engineering, and energy harvesting on transportation infrastructures.

Civic Mission and Society

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Our expertise in Civil Engineering, Civic Mission and Society

Partnering in multidisciplinary projects with businesses, Local Authorities, schools, community organisations and other groups, we aim to provide civil engineering insight and expertise to support projects that are of significance to society.