The department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management (DMEM) is a vibrant and active research community. We sit in the top ten of all UK universities in research performance power rankings, for both business and management studies as well as mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering.
Our research is centred on the vision of 'Delivering Total Engineering'. We investigate processes, systems and technology to support and enable engineering from concept to remanufacture. Our vision embodies the university ethos of ‘useful learning’ through practical application of research and close collaboration with industrial partners.
Our research takes place through a number of world-class research centres and groups which sit within the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Hub, a cohesive and integrating framework for advanced manufacturing research across the Department and elsewhere in the Faculty and University.
We focus on five key research themes: creativity and innovation, materials, operations, sustainability and technology.
Research centres & clusters
We host a number of world-leading research centres and clusters:
- Advanced Forming Research Centre
- Centre for Precision Manufacturing
- Design Research Group
- Engineering Management Group
- Mechatronic & Automation Group
- Remanufacturing Group
We're also involved in a number of University-wide, national, and international research initiatives: