Building on the General Engineering context, the School has strong multi-disciplinary links across the entire range of our research. Our vision is to foster an environment that is internationally leading and among the best in the UK, reflected in the quality of our fundamental research and its knowledge exchange with industry.

Engineering research at the University of Aberdeen extends from theoretical mechanics through computational modelling to advanced engineering experiments. The current research structure has evolved since REF2014 in response to recruitment of a significant number of new academic staff and a substantial growth in research activities in both well-established and new emerging research directions. The new structure reflects the School’s needs for further enhancement of fundamental and applied studies, post-graduate students, and research income.

The School’s REF2021 submission includes 5 main research groups, which are based on commonality of discipline and scientific approach.

Research Groups