Research is fundamental to The University of Manchester. We’re committed to both the discovery of new knowledge and its application for social and economic value.
The outstanding facilities and educational environment of MECD will culminate in academic research which will be inspired, socially progressive and industry-focused.
Our research beacons are exemplars of interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships solving global challenges with Manchester solutions.
Our research beacons cover:
From artificial intelligence and robotics, to sustainable energy solutions and space craft, these are just some of the exciting themes being developed within the walls of our new campus.
We also have a number of interdisciplinary research themes across and within our engineering and materials science disciplines. The move to MECD will allow our researchers to foster even more meaningful collaborations.
Chemical engineering and analytical science
Our chemical engineers and analytical scientists will be using MECD's modern workspaces to carry out research designed to solve four quality-of-life challenges: energy; health and wellbeing; sustainability and water.
Electrical and electronic engineering
Electrical and electronic engineering at the University covers topics as broad as advanced functional materials and robots for extreme environments. MECD will allow our staff and students to take full advantage of its modern facilities.
MECD's laboratories and workspaces will enable the materials science researchers at the University to cover broad, socially relevant themes including biomaterials, imaging, textiles and metal corrosion.
Mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering
The engineering campus will have resources that are tailored to meet the needs of society and industry, enabling innovative academic work into climate change, offshore energy and coastal engineering, among other areas.