Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Our mission is to advance knowledge and commerce in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Our staff are among the 2% most influential scientists in the world.

Five of our staff have ranked within the world’s top 2% of influential scientists, according to a Stanford University study. 

Professor Alex Galloway, Head of Department, said

this is a wonderful recognition of the calibre of research undertaken by staff across the Department.  Both research and teaching staff strive for academic excellence and its application is what drives our success and global reputation for innovation and quality. 

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Strathclyde partners with Ulster in £6 million energy project

The University of Strathclyde is lending its wind turbine materials expertise to a £6m EU project aimed at developing renewable energy storage solutions. The project aims to develop a range of consumer-owned energy storage devices to help meet current and future electricity market needs. It follows the UK Government’s announcement of a complete transformation of how energy will be generated, stored and used in future.

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Our academics are helping to define a roadmap for an operational UK launch system by 2030

Our academics were awarded funding from the UK Space Agency to develop a detailed roadmap for a commercially viable launch system for small satellites. The consortium is led by Orbital Access Ltd in partnership with several UK-based companies.

Weir Advanced Research Centre

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We're working closely with the Weir Group on a range of projects, including the design of new and improved products for global markets.

Students Driven to Success

Two Strathclyde scholars are among ten to be selected for prestigious Formula 1 Engineering Scholarships.

The scholarships were launched following a US$1 million donation from Non-Executive Chairman of Formula 1, Chase Carey.

The Formula 1 programme will now be extended for a further four years, enabling scholarships to be offered to 10 more students from underrepresented groups each year until 2025.

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