Research and Innovation
School celebrates success at REF 2021Find out more
Innovation for industry
Computer-based flow modelling developed by our researchers is enabling companies in the commercial and public sectors to improve their productsFind out how
New joint-replacement standards
Advanced methods for testing joint replacements developed by our researchers have helped to set new international standards, helping over 1m patientsFind out more
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 research outputs submitted
“world-leading” and “internationally excellent” – REF 2021
academic and research staff
working with over 115 PhD researchers to deliver high-impact research
of the Engineering Environment submission
“world-leading” – REF 2021
Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation
We have expertise in design systems, solid mechanics, robotics and mechatronics, dynamics and control and optimisation.More on Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation
Institute of Thermofluids
We work to meet the needs of industry and address major societal issues in areas such as energy, transport, sustainability, nanotechnology and healthcare.More on Institute of Thermofluids
Institute of Functional Surfaces
Our research institute is underpinned by scientific and engineering excellence across our core areas of expertise; tribology, corrosion and surface engineering.More on Institute of Functional Surfaces
Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
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.More on Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.
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Working with business
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.More on Working with business
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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.More on Access our facilities