Research at University of Glasgow

The School of Engineering currently has a number of priority areas and you will find here a brief description of the research areas where we are keen to welcome ambitious academic staff who will complement and strengthen our existing activities. We welcome applicants with research expertise that complements our strengths in the following research areas and in our world-class facilities: Computational Mechanics in the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre (GCEC); Advanced Manufacturing; Biomaterials; Modelling & Flight Simulation; National Wind Tunnel; James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (JWNC).

The School of Engineering provides a superb research environment with world-leading research groups and facilities, with a vibrant PhD programme and a wide variety of research topics all utilising world-class and unique facilities, internationally-established research leaders, a strong Postgraduate Research population and a culture of innovation and enterprise.

Research Areas

Research within the School of Engineering is spit into five divisions as outlined below. Click on an image for further information.

Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering
Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering

The Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering Research Division work on electronic, photonic, microsystem and nanofabrication technologies. ENE division research addresses a broad range of socially and industrially important applications in our many partnerships in academia, industry and government bodies.

Key areas of interest for the ENE division include: sensors; telecommunications; quantum technologies; terahertz and millimetre wave technology; advanced microelectronic devices; device simulation; metrology; and instrumentation.

Infrastructure and Environment
Infrastructure and Environment

Research in the Division of Infrastructure and Environment can broadly be categorised into two main themes: Water and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanics and Modelling of Materials.

Next to these two main research lines, the emerging area of transportation research can be distinguished, which focuses on the development of sustainable transportation systems in order to improve the use of existing infrastructure and to reduce congestion during commute periods.

Systems, Power and Energy
Systems, Power and Energy

The Systems, Power and Energy Research Division comprises a broad base of engineering led research. The groups within the SP&E Division are tackling problems in many highly strategic and challenging areas of research across the whole range from blue-skies to strongly industrially focused.

The SP&E Division has close links with the other research divisions in the School of Engineering and to many other groupings across the University, other academic institutions and industries, in the UK and internationally. The research is highly interdisciplinary with many collaborations in energy, space systems, healthcare, bioengineering, nanotechnologies and automotive engineering.

Aerospace Sciences
Aerospace Sciences

The University of Glasgow has been the home of Aerospace Research for over 60 years. This long standing activity has culminated in the Division of Aerospace Sciences having internationally recognised expertise in all areas of Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems. Excellence has been achieved through the experimentally based research capabilities of the staff and using that to validate the methodologies used to predict the dynamic performance of aircraft.

Although this has involved expert understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of Aeronautics and Advanced Systems, particular research skill has resulted from the studies involved in rotor aerodynamics and handling qualities. These have resulted in very strong research themes and facilities that cover all the mains research areas within Aerospace Sciences while providing links to other engineering and science disciplines.

Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering Division at the University of Glasgow brings together four important research themes in the areas of Advanced Medical Diagnostics, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technologies, Biomaterials and Synthetic Biology.

Our Division benefits from strong links to industry as well as to the biomedical sciences and clinical medicine. For example, in the field of Rehabilitation following Spinal Cord Injury, we have a research centre placed within the Southern General Hospital.