Award Winning & Internationally Recognised
The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering is home to award-winning and internationally recognised research centres spanning Energy, Aerospace, Fluids, Structures and Materials. Our work involves both the creation of new knowledge and understanding, and translating that new knowledge into the technologies of tomorrow.
From understanding the behaviour of fluid flow at nano-scales to mapping trajectories for deep space missions, we are making key research contributions that will underpin our common future. Our research programmes are also delivering new knowledge with societal and industrial impact, from marine turbines for clean energy to lightweight material for efficient transportation.
The department’s research, teaching and industrial support work is underpinned by state-of-the-art laboratories and local-access to a 3500 node region supercomputer.
Our research centres and contacts are:
- Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory. Director: Prof Colin McInnes FREng
- Energy Systems Research Unit. Director: Prof Joseph Clarke FEI
- Future Air-Space Transportation Technology. Director: Prof Richard Brown FRAeS
- James Weir Fluids Laboratory. Director: Dr Yonghao Zhang FIMechE
- Mechanics & Materials Research Centre. Director: Prof Donald Mackenzie FIMechE
- Dynamics of Advanced Structures and Machinery. Director: Dr Irina Trendafilova
Research publications by the department are available electronically from the university repository StrathPrints.
Applicants should provide a research proposal with their application. Applications are made online and all documents can be uploaded with the application.