Faculty of Engineering

Our Partnership



The University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering is proud of its international research partnership with Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering; as both institutions strive to go beyond boundaries in their approach to research.

An official partnership agreement, a memorandum of understanding, was signed in December 2009 and has expanded into mutually beneficial research in eight areas::

  • Biopolymers and Materials
  • Gas Turbine Propulsion
  • Geoenergy and Mining
  • Human Factors
  • Manufacturing
  • Polymer Composites
  • Power Electronics
  • Transportation Materials

Key contacts


Professor Sam Kingman
Associate Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Head, Faculty of Engineering


John "Jack" Lesko
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Virginia Tech College of Engineering



Vision statement

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Both the University of Nottingham and Virginia Tech share the same vision of “expanding beyond the research collaboration to education as well as the next vision of a truly global university.”


Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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