Research and scholarship underpins everything we do. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (conducted by the UK Government) we were ranked as one of the top six UK departments specialising in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering. This reflects the department's research-intensive ethos, in which high quality research and teaching delivered by leading researchers in the field forms a core part. The department has people that conduct research of an international standard over the full range of mechanical engineering. The department has one of the most active and extensive research profiles in the University, concentrating on four main research areas:
The Bristol Laboratory for Dynamic Engineering is a development from an award of £15 million under the UK government and the Wellcome Trust's Joint Infrastructure Fund, the largest amount awarded to an engineering proposal. The laboratory unites activities in dynamics and control in the Faculty of Engineering and provides new, unique facilities and one of the largest and best dynamics centres in the UK and in the world.
In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise we were ranked as one of the top six UK departments specialising in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering.