Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate research opportunities

Our research experts and impressive facilities make Nottingham the place to study for your PhD. We welcome students from across the globe, who join our friendly community and develop into the engineering leaders of the future.

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  • Our Engineering Research delivers real and significant impact to society, the environment, and to our industry partners. The international standing of our research is recognised by the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
  • We believe our research excellence is strengthened through our people, academic partnerships and collaborations with industry and stakeholders across the world. 

Research themes

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Architecture, People and Design

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Building and Sustainable Energy Tech

Female researcher in lab coat and gloves, inspecting up a chemical flask

Chemical, Environmental and Biotech

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Civil and Surveying Engineering

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Assistant Professor Ming Li working with a Spark Plasma Sintering System in the Innovative Technology Research Centre

Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing



Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

The Faculty of Engineering leads on three CDTs: 

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Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing

Biomass alternative for fuel

Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems

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Sustainable Hydrogen


The faculty has links to three CDTs led by other schools within the University of Nottingham:

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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences

Two females leaving the Horizon Digital Economy Research CDT

Horizon Digital Economy Research

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Sustainable Chemistry


The faculty has partnered with five CDTs led by other universities: 

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Sustainable Electric Propulsion

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Geospatial Systems

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Composites Manufacture

SRAS - a non destructive evaluation technique

Future Innovation in Non-Destructive Evaluation

Metal equipment

Innovative Metal Processing



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Faculty of Engineering

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