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Quality of Research

Cardiff School of Engineering

Research Assessment Exercise (2008)

The Cardiff School of Engineering made 3 submissions to the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 as listed below. Follow each link for full details of the Research Assessment Exercise outcomes of each individual unit of assessment.

Research Profile

Cardiff’s School of Engineering is a large and vibrant School with its research activities organised into six multidisciplinary research institutes tackling some of the most challenging present-day issues. These include: sustainability, energy and environmental engineering; medical engineering; theoretical, applied and computational mechanics; high frequency and communications engineering; advanced materials and energy systems; and machines and structures. 

equipment at the structural performance engineering laboratory

Structural Performance Engineering Laboratory - Autoclave

The School’s activities span civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering and mechanical engineering.  Civil engineering research is an international leader in its field, focussing on geoenvironmental and hydro-environmental engineering, theoretical, applied and computational mechanics, and structural analysis and information technology.  Researchers in electrical and electronic engineering are addressing key contemporary challenges on electrical energy technologies, information technologies and materials and devices.  Mechanical engineers are at the forefront of research in energy, waste and the environment, the performance of machines, structures and systems, and medical engineering. 

Research within the School is underpinned by a strong record in securing research funding and developing industrial partnerships. The School also invests heavily in its research infrastructure, with recent investments of more than £9M coming from the Science Research Investment Fund, to further develop its capabilities.

The School gives substantial support to postgraduate teaching, supervision and interdisciplinary research, and benefits from an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Account for the support of PhD studentships. The School’s community of postgraduate researchers is also supported and maintained by a robust record in securing externally funded studentships from a wide range of industrial partners. 

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