Postgraduate Research

Engineering Research at the University of Liverpool has always been very active and strong. Research topics are diverse and cover many engineering disciplines. The main research areas include: aeroelasticity and computational fluid mechanics, flight simulation and control, structural dynamics and control, vibration-based structural identification and modal testing, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and rheology; Nanostructured functional materials, structural materials and mechanics, explosion resistance and impact, fracture and mechanics of solids; renewable energy, advanced sustainable manufacturing, rapid prototyping and 3-D printing, sustainable transport infrastructure materials, risk and uncertainty.

Research students are given good education and training to prepare them for various careers. The school is well equipped with many advanced experimental and computing facilities. Most academic staff are internationally renowned experts in their fields.

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Postgraduate Resources

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Biomedical Engineering MPhil/PhD

Biomedical Engineering is one of the fastest growing engineering disciplines with exciting employment prospects in an inter-disciplinary area. Biomedical Engineering in Liverpool is home to world-class researchers in the fields of material characterisation, numerical simulation, topography analysis and medical device development.

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Computational Fluid Dynamics MPhil/PhD

The Computational Fluid Dynamics research conducted in the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool is world-renowned for its research in a number of areas, e.g. rotorcraft aerodynamics and aero-mechanics, aero-elasticity, development of CFD methods, high-speed aerodynamics and wind turbine aerodynamics.

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Flight Simulation and Technology Engineering MPhil/PhD

The Centre for Engineering Dynamics in the University of Liverpool is world-renowned for its research in the field of Flight Modelling and Simulation. Research activities in pilot-vehicle technologies, flight control, flight handling qualities and, most generally, aircraft design through modelling and real-time flight simulation technologies for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft are particular strengths of the Group.

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Fluids Engineering MPhil/PhD

The Centre for Engineering Dynamics in the University of Liverpool is world-renowned for its research in the broad field of fluids engineering. Research on non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, drop dynamics, turbulence and transition is particularly strong.

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Manufacturing MPhil/PhD

Manufacturing within the Centre for Materials and Structures in the School of Engineering, encompasses a diverse range of research areas into novel advanced manufacturing techniques and systems. The manufacturing carried out here at Liverpool is world-renowned for its research in a number of areas.

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Maritime Engineering MPhil/PhD

Maritime Civil Engineering in Liverpool is home to world-class researchers in the fields of coastal protection, disaster prevention and marine renewable energy.

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Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering MPhil/PhD

We create sustainable, smart, reliable and robust engineering solutions from multi-disciplinary expertise and with cutting-edge technologies to deal with uncertainty and reduce risk. We pursue cross-disciplinary developments to master the challenges of our changing natural and societal environment with sustainable, smart and robust engineering solutions.

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Vibration and Control MPhil/PhD

The Centre for Engineering Dynamics in the University of Liverpool is world-renowned for its research in the broad field of Vibration and Control. Research on modal testing, inverse analysis, moving-load dynamics, vibration, robotics and engine control is particularly strong.

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