Faculty of Engineering

Research Centres

GeoEnergy Research Centre

GeoEnergy Research Centre (GERC)

A joint Centre with the University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey, has strong international partnerships with Virginia Tech (US) and the China University of Mining and Technology. They undertake joint research into subsurface energy processes for a range of geoenergy sectors, specifically; areas of fluid-rock interactions, sensor development and demonstration of monitoring technologies.

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Centre for Healthcare Technologies

The Centre is a collaboration between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, incorporating CHEATA. It brings together key stakeholders, capabilities and expertise to support the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into healthcare adoption.

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Lightning Technology Research Centre

A joint collaboration between the University of Nottingham and BAE Systems. The mission of the centre is to create a multi-disciplinary partnership to understand all aspects of lightning and its interaction with modern technology. A specific focus is on lightning protection systems in diverse range of applications.

Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre

Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (NMRC)

The Centre offers a dedicated training area, sample preparation laboratory and a particle sizing suite with techniques in  Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM),  Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM),  Electron Micro Probe Analysis (EMPA)X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS),  Raman Spectroscopy and  Electron Beam Lithography(EBL).


Powertrain Research Centre (PRC)

Internationally renowned for close collaboration with the automotive industry on multiple aspects of automotive propulsion, with recent and on-going collaborations with major OEMs, energy companies, Tier 1s and numerous SMEs. Work covers both light and heavy duty applications (transport and power generation).

Precision Manufacturing Centre

Precision Manufacturing Centre (PMC)

PMC has some of the most advanced precision manufacturing machines in the world managed by a team of expert engineers. Support is provided throughout the complete manufacturing lifecycle including digital engineering, component manufacture, high precision assembly and verification and inspection.

Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Manufacturing Technology

Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Manufacturing and On-Wing Technology

The UTC has expertise in all aspects of aerospace manufacture with particular interest in the areas of fixturing and on-platform inspection and repair systems, the design of special purpose manufacturing robotics, non-conventional machining processes (especially in difficult to cut materials), and in-process sensing and monitoring technologies.


Centre for Sustainable Energy Technology (CSET)

CSET is the first zero carbon building in China. Research focuses on new and renewable energy systems and components for both domestic (housing) and non-domestic (commercial and public) buildings.

UTC in Gas Turbine Transmission Systems

Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Transmission Systems

The UTC works closely with senior engineers in Rolls-Royce on projects that impact directly on the development of new engines. The most recent engine that the Group has contributed to is the Trent 900, which powers the new Airbus A380.

Waterject Technology Centre

Waterjet Technology Centre

The WTC aims over turn the main UK process of 'flat bed' techniques with waterject uctting technology. Research involves High accuracy and speed of cutting of titanium fan blade (12mm diffusion bonded prior to SPF), Production and repair of combustors (applied to drilling and coating), Removal of coatings and repair of components(in-service component strip and recoat) and Demonstrating high tolerance features.



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