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.
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.
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.
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.
State-of-the-art research institutes and centres
With the objective of accelerating carbon neutrality, our Centre for Energy Technology creates pioneering solutions for sustainable fuels, minerals processing and power.
Our inter-disciplinary centre expands the horizon of radar technology through fundamental research and industry-focused projects.
Our cutting-edge multi-discipline centre drives advancements in the design and development of medical devices and diagnostic tools.
Co-leading the Net-Zero Industries Innovation Mission, we are developing solutions for the efficient decarbonisation of energy intensive industries – by 2030.
The FBI CRC supports the growth of battery industries to power Australia’s future. We bring together industry, researchers, governments and the community to ensure Australia plays a leading role in the global battery revolution.
At the institute we conduct globally competitive research and development in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, computer vision and deep learning.
At the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER), we champion the University of Adelaide’s wide initiatives and research capabilities within sustainability, energy and resources.
The institute is a global hub of Photonics research. We create transformational new approaches to sensing and are transdisciplinary problem solvers.
The centre brings together the University of Adelaide’s collective exploration, mining, manufacturing and engineering research strengths. We address the challenges faced by long-term planetary exploration, while ensuring near-term application on Earth.
At the centre we seek to understand the many factors contributing to road crashes, with the goal of reducing harm on our roads.
Through a strategic partnership between the University of Adelaide, the University of NSW and industry partners we are transforming defence innovation from concept to sovereign capability.
Through the institute, we play a key role in the Australian capabilities essential to our nation’s defence, security, and prosperity.
Our world-class research groups are outlined below:
- Applied electromagnetics
- Biomedical engineering group
- Electrical machines and drives
- Electrical power systems
- Medical signal and image processing
- Systems and control
- Acoustics Vibration and Control
- Mechanics of materials and advanced manufacturing
- Robotics and automation
- Sports engineering and biomechanics
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