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Mechanical Engineering research and PhD programmes

The aim of mechanical, automotive and aerospace engineering at Brunel is to develop novel theories, methods and procedures in applied mechanics, and to apply these to real life problems within the aerospace, offshore, construction, energy and medical engineering industries. Our industry-focused expertise is supporting the future development of new transport technologies, helping address the challenges of producing cleaner, more efficient vehicles and fuels along with integrated intelligent transport systems.

Research opportunities for students 

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Browse PhD opportunities below and find out about the funding available for students. Browse a full range of PhD opportunities in this area here.

Research in mechanical, automotive and aerospace engineering

Aerospace

Aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, flight physics and performance, helicopter rotor dynamics and structural mechanics together with Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Elements Analysis code development and application. Read more.

Automotive

Developing new transport technologies, helping address the challenges of producing cleaner, more efficient vehicles and fuels along with integrated intelligent transport systems. Read more. 

Biomedical Engineering

Multi-disciplinary field of research around advanced technology and devices, processes and modelling to advance health through improvements in therapy, diagnosis, screening, monitoring and rehabilitation. Read more.

Design and Manufacturing

Developing products, services and manufacturing processes that will deliver economically and environmentally sustainable solutions, based on design principles derived from an understanding of human capabilities and limitations. Read more.

Engineering Management and Sustainability 

Coming soon!

Mechanics of Solids and Structures 

Coming soon!

Robotics and Automation 

Coming soon!

Sustainable Energy 

Focusing on sustainable energy use in food chains and energy and built environment, including renewable energy technologies, particularly solar-thermal and PV technologies, advanced heat and mass transfer, environmental control of buildings heat recovery and heat to power generation. Read more.  

Thermofluids and Thermodynamics 

Coming soon!

 

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Our funded studentships become available at different times of the year. Please keep checking our page regularly to see the latest funded opportunities. We also advertise all our funded studentships as soon as they become available on the @BrunelResearch twitter account.

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