The research carried out by our engineers is having a real impact on the world around us.
Our aim is to apply our expertise in order to find solutions to the great challenges society faces.
We believe that you cannot take a singular approach to global challenges. We collaborate with academics, industry experts and public sector bodies to pool our expertise and tackle issues from every angle, be it political, economic, social, environmental, physical or technological.
MECD will give our academic disciplines a shared home to continue to build upon our already established interdisciplinary research and its global impact.
Explore the areas where our research is impacting society.
Chemical engineering and analytical science
Our chemical engineering research has a direct impact on society, industry, health, public policy and the economy. In MECD, our academic staff will continue to address issues including greenhouse gas emissions and fuel leaks in water.
Electrical and electronic engineering
Electrical and electronic engineering research at the University covers areas as diverse as reducing manufacturing costs in industry to protecting power networks. Researchers in this area will continue their important work in MECD.
Materials research in Manchester has a significant impact on both society and commerce. Using workspaces in MECD, staff and students will build on past work into aeroplane fan blades and alloys for medical implants.
Mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering
Engineers at the University aim to apply their expertise in order to find solutions to societal problems. Aerospace, civil and mechanical engineers will work on carbon emissions, tidal stream energy and other areas in MECD.