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Civil and Surveying Engineering PhD research

Research focusing on a variety of civil engineering applications, such as structures, fluid mechanics, geotechnics, GPS, navigation, surveying, road materials and transportation.



Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

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Geospatial Systems

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Research groups

Reserch groups related to chemical, environmental and biotechnology engineering.

Centre for Structural Engineering and Informatics


CSEI is a major centre for research in structural engineering, construction materials, engineering design and construction informatics leading to solutions that contribute toward modern, resilient and sustainable societies.

Centre for Structural Engineering and Informatics



Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Geoprocesses

Environmental Fluids

The Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Geoprocesses group includes academics and researchers from Civil Engineering and Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Research areas include oceans and atmosphere, geology and geoprecesses, coasts, lakes and sediments, natual hazards and experimental fluid mechanics.

Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Geoprocesses



Fluids and Thermal Engineering

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FLUTE have expertise in experimental fluid mechanics, computational fluids dynamics (CFD), two-phase flow and heat transfer enhancement, as well as thermodynamics and systems including internal combustion engines, HVAC and refrigeration, gas and oil process, thermal management and heat exchangers.

Fluids and Thermal Engineering



Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics


NCG has expertise in civil, materials, and mining engineering, and also mathematics to solve all forms of soil and rock-related problems in engineering design and construction.

Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics



Nottingham Geospatial Institute


NGI specialise in satellite navigation and positioning systems, photogrammetry and remote sensing, geospatial intelligence, location based services, semantic, reasoning and cognition.

Nottingham Geospatial Institute



Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre


Research focuses on road asphalt, dock, airport and rail pavements, wider transportation infrastructure, asset management and maintenance, sustainability and the environment.

Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre



Resilience Engineering


The group is developing modelling techniques to predict ways of improving the design, maintenance, and operation of engineering systems in order to reduce the frequency and consequences of failure. 

Resilience Engineering Research Group



Research groups, centres and institutes

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Research centres

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More engineering research themes

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Architecture, People and Design

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Building and Sustainable Energy Technology

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Chemical, Environmental and Biotechnology

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing