The School of Mechanical Engineering’s world-leading, highly influential research is nationally recognised, with an Excellence in Research for Australia ranking of 5—well above world standard.
Our innovations have had numerous real-world impacts—from developing the fuel and combustion system used in the Sydney Olympic Torch, to designing low-drag helmets, wheels, frames and clothing to improve elite cyclists’ performance.
By studying a research degree with the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, you can undertake a research project in an area of interest. In either degree you’ll be supported by one of our research supervisors.
Our research and teaching facilities are world class, and include: labs, workshops, equipment, the only industrial-scale wind tunnel in South Australia; acoustic reverberation chambers; particle image velocimetry lasers; water tunnels; digital image correlators, and a range of sports engineering facilities.
Our research capabilities
We undertake both 'blue sky' and applied research and have considerable experience in key areas of mechanical engineering. Our researchers provide consulting and commercial testing services to local and international companies and government agencies.
Our school is advancing research across the following areas:
Researchers from our Mechanics of Materials and Advanced Manufacturing group are working to improve understanding of structural damage accumulation and fracture failure phenomena, and investigate cutting-edge engineering materials’ mechanical behaviour.
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