Our Research

Our School is home to some of the sharpest minds in engineering. We have built a strong reputation for innovation in addressing real-world challenges that improve society – for today and the future.  

Our research

We lead and collaborate in a vast array of revolutionary, multi-disciplinary engineering projects. Our research capabilities push the limits in fields including autonomous systems and control, functional materials and advanced devices, biomedical engineering, space and defence technologies, manufacturing, sustainability, photonics and quantum engineering.  

Research themes  

Physical sciences and technology  

Sub-areas: Physical sciences and technology, applied electromagnetics, semiconductor and quantum engineering, photonics, micro- and nano-engineering, mechanics of materials, nano/micro electromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS), fluid mechanics and microfluidics, acoustics and vibration.  

Information systems, control, autonomous systems, and computer engineering  

Sub-areas: Information systems and science, communications, control and dynamics, robotics and automation, Internet of Things (IoT), cyber-physical systems, and computer engineering and systems - hardware/software integration. 

Design, systems, and computational engineering  

Sub-areas: design and systems engineering, numerical methods, applied machine learning, high-performance computing, advanced and complex physics-based computational methods. 

Biomedical engineering  

Sub-areas: biomedical photonics, biomedical instrumentation, wearable technologies, medical imaging, cardiovascular systems engineering, artificial internal organ design, biomedical integrated circuits, neural engineering, optogenetics, sports engineering and biomechanics, and medical machine learning.  

Electrical power, energy, and sustainability  

Sub-areas: electrical power systems, energy, electrical machines and drives, sustainability, renewable technologies, energy science and engineering, ocean wave engineering, and heat transfer. 

Advanced and high-precision manufacturing  

Sub-areas: Micro/nano fabrication, 3D printers, 3D nanoscale fabricators, high-volume and automated manufacturing systems.  

Aerospace, space and defence technologies  

Sub-areas: aerospace engineering, maritime and naval engineering, deep space networks, remote sensing, space rovers and robotics, laser technologies, and advanced sensors. 

Higher degree by research opportunities

Higher degree by research opportunities

Be involved in engineering discovery, invention, and cutting-edge research through a higher degree by research. Join our Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy programs. 

HDR opportunities

Our researchers

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Researcher profiles