AMEE research group a leading, world class research group in advanced manufacturing technology, enterprise engineering and engineering management, this is truly a place where cutting edge research brings the frontiers of science and technology to postgraduate and undergraduate students. Our members ensure that we can provide an excellent experience in a friendly and supportive environment.
The department is equipped with cutting edge laboratories in their research. These include:
- Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) Laboratory
- Enterprise Engineering & Systems Laboratory
- CAD/CAM Laboratory
Research in Design is coordinated under the Brunel Design Research Centre. The BDRC, to which all academic Design staff contribute, is organised according to following thematic priorities:
Design and Human Wellbeing
Inclusive Design + design for aging demographics - Farnaz Nickpour
Perception Enhancement - Joseph Giacomin, Marco Ajovalasit
Human Centred Design Institute (HCDI) - Joseph Giacomin, Marco Ajovalasit, Farnaz Nickpour
Design for Sustainability
Sustainability and Social Responsibility - David Harrison, Fabrizio Ceschin, Ian de Vere, Richard Bonser
Cleaner Electronics - David Harrison, Yanmeng Xu, Peter Evans, Tony Vilches
Design for the Creative Industries
Design Management + Strategy - Busayawan Lam, Youngok Choi, Stephen Green
Open Design, design entrepreneurship and the digital economy - Ian de Vere, Fabrizio Ceschin
Creativity and innovation - Ian de Vere, Stephen Green
Digital design - digital production - Jinsheng Kang
Information Architecture - Olinkha Gustafson-Pearce
Advanced Materials and Manufacture
Richard Bonser, David Rees, Richard Rakowski, Yanmeng Xu
Pedagogy and Curricula
Ian de Vere, Fabrizio Ceschin Stephen Green, Richard Rakowski
Research Knowledge Transfer and Industry Funded Research
Designplus / Co-Innovate - Andrew Ward, Stephen Green
Information on our research can be found in our Research Brochure. Our Current Research Students are listed here. We are currently looking to recruit highly motivated students to undertake postgraduate research in the following areas:
The vision of the Research Institute for Sustainability in Engineering (RISE) is to convey the concepts of sustainability within the study and practice of civil engineering.
Innovative materialsand sustainable construction (contact: Dr Mizi Fan)
Timber and reengineered timber products; Natural fibre composites; Wood cement composites; Materials from recyclates; Advanced composites; Lightweight construction; Innovative construction design.
Geo-engineering and the environment (contact: Dr Philip Collins)
Site investigation; characteristics and stability of engineering soils and sediments; coastal and floodplain environmental change; earthquake impacts; cold environment soil and hydraulic processes; environmental engineering.
Advanced structures (contact: Dr Giulio Alfano)
Analysis of RC beams retrofitted with FRP; cohesive-zone models for the analysis of delamination in composites and crack growth; Non linear analysis of reinforced-concrete structures; silo structures; monitoring bridges.
Fibre-reinforced concrete materials and structures, structural testing and modelling, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering (Contact: Dr Xiangming Zhou)
- Testing and modeling of shrinkage and fracture of concrete and other cement-based materials at early ages
- Advanced concrete technology, such as development of cement-based building products using extrusion technology; modeling of extrusion process of cement-based materials
- Rheology testing and modeling of highly concentrated cement-based materials suitable for extrusion
- Low carbon and low energy construction materials such as geopolymer, magnesium cement-based materials etc.
- Utilization of industrial waste such as GGBS, PFA etc. in construction materials
- Earthquake engineering and performance-based multi-hazards mitigation of high-rise building structures
- Testing and modeling of steel-concrete composite structures
- Testing and modeling of concrete segmental girder bridges
- Testing and modeling of fiber-reinforced concrete structures such as fiber-reinforced concrete ground slabs
Construction management principles and applications (Contact: Dr Nuhu Braimah)
Delay and disruption analysis in construction contracts, planning and programming, project change and claims management.
In addition, through our interdisciplinary links within the School of Engineering & Design, the University and beyond, and particularly the Energy & Environmental Sustainability and Complexity Collaborative Research Networks, we welcome enquiries from students interested in the following areas:
- Energy systems
- Building services (e.g. climate control, refrigeration control)
- Waste assessment and treatment (water and solids), filtration and recycling
- Fluid dynamics
- Environmental Change
- Geology and geomorphology (particularly carbonates, intertidal sediments, lakes, hazards)
- Urban Green Space
- Environmental geochemistry
- Radiometric dating
- Gender & Engineering
Research activities in ECE cover a wide range of areas which have direct compliance with the industry vision and requirements, formed around two broad thematic areas namely, telecommunications, sustainable energy and systems. The Department has an extensive research portfolio totalling £7.5M worth of ongoing research grants and contracts. This is in addition to a large set of comprehensive high-quality teaching and learning resources coupled with strong research links with industry and an excellent record of employment amongst our graduates. Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel also benefits from geographical proximity to most of the country’s information engineering and telecommunications industry.
Research in ECE is undertaken in 5 well established research centres;
- Centre for Media Communications Research (CMCR)
- Wireless Networks and Communications Centre (WNCC)
- Brunel Institute for Power Systems (BIPS)
- Centre for Electronic Systems Research (CESR)
- Centre for Sensors and Instrumentation (CSI)
PhD student Basel Abu Jamous
“When I was offered to do this funded PhD degree at the School of Engineering and Design here at Brunel University I had a quick look at the profile of the School online and asked some people who know the school and know what the school was doing. It was clear from what I saw in that profile that there is a lot of enthusiasm, motivation and vision in the School. They are trying to see where the school is going to in the future. They are trying to take the school to being one of the highest and best schools in the UK. It is now one of the best schools in the Uk but they are always aiming high. One of the things is there is a wide range of projects that are dealing with a lot of different sub areas within engineering and design. They are open minded to collaboration with other universities and institutes in the UK and outside of the UK under the supervision of many highly experience professors and researchers. One example of those collaborations is the project that I am working on which is a collaborative project between the universities of Oxford, Bristol and Brunel. So this has been a very excellent atmosphere to do research in".
- Applied Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering – Research brochure
- Biofluid Mechanics
- Computational Mechanics Group (CMG)
- Aerospace Engineering Research
- Centre for Engineering Dynamics – Research brochure
- Centre for Advanced Powertrain and Fuels Research (CAPF) – Research brochure
- Centre for Energy and Built Environment Research (CEBER) – Research brochure
Department of Computer Science is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence in software engineering, information systems, information science, intelligent data analysis, human-computer interaction and biological and healthcare informatics. Our network of public and private sector collaborators ensures that our research is timely, relevant and has a positive impact on society.
Computer Science Research Areas
- Brunel Software Engineering Lab
- Digital Economy Research Group
- Intelligent Data Analysis Research Group
- Interactive Multimedia Research Group
Department of Mathematics is a large research active department with a significant number of PhD students. Within Applied Mathematics we have a significant research presence in Applied Analysis; Computational Mathematics; Continuum Mechanics and Mathematical Physics. We also have an active group working in Statistics and Operational Research.
Mathematical Science Research Groups
- Computational and Applied Mathematics Group (CAM)
- Financial Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics Group (FORS)
- Mathematical Physics and Combinatorics Group (MPC)
Mathematical Science Research Areas
- Brunel Institute of Computational Mathematics – specialising in the theory and application of finite element methods
- Brunel University Random Systems Research Centre – specialising in the study of random phenomena
- Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Optimisation Modelling Applications – focusing on risk and optimisation, especially in the field of finance
- Centre for Systems and Synthetic Biology – interdisciplinary environment necessary to bring together expertise from computing, mathematics, engineering and biosciences.
BURA aims to showcase and provide wider access to Brunel research outputs, such as journal articles, conference papers and doctoral theses. You can search BURA by keyword or browse by research area or collection, e.g. by individual college or special research institute. If you have your own versions of journal article type documents, we would like to include them in BURA. For further information about depositing papers on BURA, please contact the BURA Manager. We would be pleased to a list of your research publications, so that we can check their copyright for you.