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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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


Five MAE staff have ranked within the world’s top 2% of influential scientists, according to a Stanford University study. Professor Alex Galloway, Head of Department for MAE, 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”.  Read the full article about this amazing achievement.

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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.

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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.

Antenna project

Our PhD students have been working on a project incorporating origami to help them solve a major problem! Find out more.