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This is the place that turns research into reality and solves real world challenges that affect our daily lives.

Through our research impact we boost business, shape society and help make a greener planet spin a little smoother by:

  • Leading the way in establishing net zero transport
  • Addressing the need for sustainable energy, cities and the environment
  • Developing next generation materials and advanced manufacturing processes
  • Improving healthcare outcomes through enhanced technologies

This is the place where you get the space, support, skills and connections to revel in the real world of research. This includes sector-leading facilities, access to experts and training the workforce of the future.

We believe that great minds don’t think alike. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to research which is strengthened through our people, academic partnerships and industry collaborations across the globe.

Get ready to shape the real world.




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Research facilities shaping the future

If you're looking for research facilities with a difference, then the University of Nottingham is right for you. We have an abundance of specialist, multi-million pound facilities which are finding solutions to global challenges.

From advancing materials, manufacturing and healthcare technologies, to sustainable energy and power electronics  - we're constantly upgrading our facilities to deliver world-changing research and meet industry needs.

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Power Electronics and Machines Centre



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We offer funded and self-funded PhD opportunities

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Global partnerships

We're partnered with Virginia Tech College of Engineering, USA

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Research impact stories 

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Building airtightness test

A building airtightness technique, recognised in the UK Building Regulations, to improve the energy efficiency of new and old buildings.

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A woman laying on a hospital bed wearing the wireless foetal monitor
Making childbirth safer worldwide

World’s first wearable and wireless foetal monitor improves accuracy in heart rate monitoring during labour reducing unnecessary interventions.

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Flare robot working on an aero engine
Revolutionising engine maintenance

Developing robots for in-situ maintenance of Rolls-Royce aero engines reducing engine maintenance downtime from days to hours.

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