Research and Innovation

Longer-lasting artificial joints

A £4 million research project, led by Professor Richard Hall, will develop a new generation of artificial joints that last longer with fewer side effects

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Professor Richard Hall from Mechanical Engineering
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Load-sensing technology

Patients with chronic foot conditions linked to diabetes and arthritis could benefit from a new device developed by Leeds researchers

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Robotic load sensing platform
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LeVe breathing systems

Professor Nikil Kapur and Dr Pete Culmer have developed technology that can provide respiratory support for COVID-19 patients in lower income countries

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LeVe breathing systems
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Research and innovation

We have a track record of delivering high-quality research to solve real world problems with particular expertise in: engineering systems and design; thermofluids, surfaces and interfaces; medical devices and regenerative medicine.

We have strong links with the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Robotics Leeds, the School of Medicine and the Faculty of Biological Sciences.


of our research

has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact, latest REF

Over 110

academic and research staff

working with over 115 PhD researchers to deliver high-impact research


in our unit of assessment

Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering, latest REF

Our research

We have expertise in design systems, solid mechanics, robotics and mechatronics, dynamics and control and optimisation.

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We work to meet the needs of industry and address major societal issues in areas such as energy, transport, sustainability, nanotechnology and healthcare.

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Our research institute is underpinned by scientific and engineering excellence across our core areas of expertise; tribology, corrosion and surface engineering.

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Driven by clinical challenges, we undertake solution focused pioneering research and education in medical technology. We innovate and translate novel therapies into practical clinical applications.

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Sometimes you need specialist knowledge to help your business thrive, grow and innovate. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you to work with us, to access our research, expertise, training and facilities.

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We are committed to sharing our facilities and associated expertise with external academic and industrial collaborators. We offer access to specialist facilities and laboratories across a wide range of areas, from tribology to aerospace and medical engineering.

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