Institute of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Our mission is to conduct world-class research in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering which fosters innovation and sustainability, supports social and economic development, and contributes to improvements in health and quality of life.
Our close involvement with industry ensures our research has both relevance and meaning. Our focus on applied research enables us to work with some of the world’s most renowned engineering companies. Partners include Airbus, BAe Systems, Bosch, Tata Steel, Daimler, EADS, Fiat, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Messier-Dowty, Mitutoyo, Network Rail, TWI, Parametric Technology, Physical Acoustics Ltd, Renault, Rolls-Royce, SAP, Siemens, Silicon Graphics, Stile Bertone, The Highways Agency, TRL, Microchip, and WS Atkins. We have partnerships with leading academic institutions from all over the world and have had collaborative projects with more than 22 countries. We also actively engage with industry in Wales.
Research is conducted within a vibrant environment which has benefited from major strategic investment via directed SRIF funds of £2.4M into the Cardiff University Structural Performance (CUSP) laboratory and collaborative industrial partnerships.
The focus of our research is on the development of innovative, advanced and environmentally friendly technology, together with its effective and sustainable implementation via suitable hardware, software or management systems to applications within the transport, energy generation and manufacturing industries.
The Cardiff School of Engineering is recognised as being one of the top engineering research centres in the UK. In the RAE 2008, Cardiff School of Engineering consolidated its position as one of the top 10 research led engineering schools in the UK. Civil Engineering was ranked in the top 3 amongst UK peers for the second successive assessment, while Mechanical Engineering entered the top 10.
Postgraduate (Research) Admissions Tutor:
Prof S. L. Evans