School of Mechanical Engineering

School celebrates success at REF 2021

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A robot small enough to explore the lungs

Research supervisor, Professor Pietro Valdastri, says the innovation could support the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

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96%

“world-leading” and “internationally excellent”

Submitted research outputs – REF 2021

6th

in the UK for Mechanical Engineering

Guardian University Guide 2022

Top 100

in the world for Engineering

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022

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