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Research environment

Specialist research facilities and expertise

Brunel University has impressive specialist research facilities and expertise based on a single, well supported modern campus in London and at a National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), based in Cambridge. In addition to our well known engineering capabilities, Brunel provides expertise and services in many other areas including: energy; manufacturing; health; and environment. Brunel has always collaborated in research and development with companies; working in partnership with others constitutes our normal way of working.

Information Communication Technology 

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Mining and Big Data Handling
  • Dynamic Signals and Time Series
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Statistics and Operational Research

Specialist equipment and facilities 

  • Analytical services including UKAS accredited techniques
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Characterisation facilities
  • Microscopy (FE Scanning Electron Microscope)
  • Downstream processing, separation and purification
  • Developing and testing new liquid metal casting techniques
  • Eco and human toxicology analysis

Library services

Brunel's library is open 24 hours a day, has 400,000 books and 250,000 e-books, and an annual budget of almost £2m. Subject Information Specialists train students in the latest technology, digital literacy, and digital dissemination of scholarly outputs. 

  • state-of-the-art research information management tools including a research publication and grant database
  • one of the largest UK’s full text repository
  • an integrated data management system
  • analytical tools such as Altmertic and InCites
  • Open Access centrally managed fund

A vibrant research student community 

Brunel’s strategy is to integrate high quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary research with educational provision, providing novel, cross-disciplinary training for future researchers.