Vibration and Control MPhil/PhD

Major code: EGPR/EGMR

About us

Vibration and Control in Liverpool

We are a group of engineering researchers and educationalists. We are not only very active researchers ourselves but also very keen educator of high-quality researchers. As a group, we are world-renowned in this field. We hold high positions in learned societies, such as Chairman of the Applied Mechanics Group of the Institute of Physics, and are editors of prestigious academic journals such as Journal of Sound and Vibration, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. We are prolific authors of academic publications.

We aim to develop and establish fundamental concepts and methods for engineering applications. We also work closely with industry to solve their real problems. Although our work is usually very mathematical, it depends heavily on experiments. We always strive to validate our work against experimental data. Numerical modelling and simulation is also a major means of investigations.

School of Engineering

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HELIFLIGHT-R (foreground) and HELIFLIGHT (background) simulators

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Internal view of HELIFLIGHT-R

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool has a reputation of producing top quality engineering graduates who are highly sought after by the leading employers in the industry.

The School of Engineering 's academic staff are experts in Aerospace, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

We run MSc and MRes programmes in areas such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Lasers
  • Product Design
  • Materials
  • Aerospace Simulation
  • Sustainable Civil Engineering (Maritime and Structural) Mechanical Systems Engineering.

Following a £36 million refurbishment we can offer you state of the art research laboratories. Equipment includes rapid prototyping machines, a range of lasers, two research quality flight simulators and a civil structures laboratory.

The renovation also created a unique active learning laboratory which provides open plan space for student team projects, alongside a workshop equipped with rapid prototyping machines for student use. Research students are based in open plan accommodation close to the academic staff offices

Our approach to postgraduate teaching at Liverpool emphasises two things:

  • providing students with the skills and experience they need to become effective engineers. This includes training in areas such as team working, as well as time with our industrial partners wherever possible.
  • making sure our  programmes align with the research expertise of our staff, whilst also listening to what our students want and need.


Research in the school is organised into three Centres. These are:

  • The Centre for Materials and Structures
  • The Centre for Engineering Dynamics
  • The Centre for Engineering Sustainability

Our MSc programmes are each associated with one Centre to ensure that the teaching is supported and developed within the context of leading edge research.

The School is a centre of excellence for engineering research and has a well deserved reputation for its experimental and computing facilities. You'll use many of these in the course of your postgraduate programme.