Applied research

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Our applied research in Engineering Technologies enables us to provide rich research opportunities at all levels from undergraduate right through to PhD. We share a vision with our industry partners to have our students fully engaged in real applied research​ project/problem-based learning​ that breaks the boundaries of current knowledge and understanding. ​​

R​esearch interests and groups within Engineering Technologies include:

  • ​Renewable and sustainable energy
  • Industrial technology
  • Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things
  • Biomedical and Health Technologies​

Our Applied Business and Technology research priority area comprises several strands in addition to Technology and Engineering. Find out more here.​​

​Engineering Technologies (MSc by Research / MRes / PhD)​

Our ​Engineering Technologies research degree​ gives you the option to undertake your own piece of unique research from across a range of topics including computing, software development, e-business and app development. You'll finish with a Master's or PhD based on a solid foundation of experience and expertise that will open the door to work in full-time research or teaching, or provide a greater understanding of professional practice.​

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Research and development: project snapshot

Openmind: Automated analysis of brain activity underpinning information processing and situation awareness

What: Defence and Security Accelerator
Who:Dr. Graham Edgar and Dr. Salah Al-Majeed
Value: 2019 funding allocated: circa £100,000​​​​​​​​

Prof. Shujun Zhang​'s funded projects​

Project t​​itle 

​Funding source
​Project value
​Research, Design and Development of An Innovative System for Geographical and Landscape Information Processing

KTP TSB (Technology Strategy Board) and McCarthy Taylor
​2014 - 2017​
Mechanics Analysis of Industrial Robot Mobile Platform

​TMP Ltd.
​2018 - 2019
An Evolutionary and Decentralised Computational Intelligence Platform for Continuous Delivery of Software Systems
Uni-electronics Ltd. Industrial Doctoral Fund
​2017 - 2018
Research, Design and Development of a Portal-centred Information System for Streamline the Supply Chain Management
Uni-electronics Ltd. 
​2013 - 2016
3D Geometry Modelling and Thermal Models of the CU and AL Form Heat Transfer Behaviour Analysis for Use in IGBT Modules
Versarien Ltd.
​2013 - 2014

Dr. Hassan Chizari​'s funded projects​

​​​Project title

​Funding source
​Project value
Strong random number generation from body physiological signals for secure communication between implants inside the body and the gateway outside the body, Phases I and II
​Innovative UK