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Collaborations and partners

We have a strong record of successful collaborative research with industrial partnerships with major UK and global companies.

Automotive engineering

The Mechanical and Process Engineering research group links with industry on a wide range of research and knowledge transfer projects mainly associated with automotive engineering, systems and manufacturing through the Automotive Research Centre. Partners over the years have included:

  • Ford
  • Cummins Turbo Technologies
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Tata Motors European Technical Centre
  • Honda R&D (Europe)
  • MCB International
  • BP
  • JLR
  • BAE Systems

Work has been presented regularly at SAE Brake Colloquia, SAE Congress, FISITA, EAEC and IMechE and through the 'Braking of Road Vehicles' short course, which has been internationally regarded as the industry standard short course for the road vehicle and braking industries.

Particle science

Our research in particle science around the scale-up of the batch granulation process was supported by:

  • EPSRC
  • P&G
  • Pfizer
  • Hosokawa Micron (UK and the Netherlands)
  • Borax Europe Ltd
  • GEA Pharma

Green fuel

Our research in green fuel, water desalination and separation processes were carried out through PhD sponsorships with:

  • Libyan Petroleum Institute
  • Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Programme under Thailand Research Fund
  • Ministry of Energy Iraq

Systems engineering

In systems engineering there are ongoing interdisciplinary activities with the Berlin Institute of Technology (Germany) within the framework of a collaborative research centre.