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Research in the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics

The Faculty of Engineering and Informatics attracts students from around the world and carries out research funded by grant-awarding bodies in the UK and EU, often in partnership with industry. This has fostered a first-class, well-equipped research environment for the benefit of our postgraduate students. The Faculty maintains an impressive reputation for quality in research. From blue skies to fundamental and application oriented cutting edge research is carried out within the three Schools of the Faculty: Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Media, Design and Technology. Leading international academics and committed scholars work within the dedicated research groups and centres.

Research in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Applied Computing

The Applied Computing Research Unit is carrying out world-leading research in the fields of Data Analytics and Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Visual Computing, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things(IoT), Semantic Web/Linked Data, and Mobile Applications. This research unit has strong links with variety of industrial partners, public sector organisations and healthcare providers.

Communications and Networks

We have a long and established history of research in the field of telecommunications, which can be traced back to the mid '80s. Most of our research activities are funded by EU, national, international funding councils and have strong links with industries to ensuring that we remain at the cutting edge of research and development. In particular, we have a strong presence in the EU research community, contributing significantly to various EU Framework Programme projects in the ICT and Aeronautics and Transport areas.

Theory of Computation

The Research Unit members have contributed to a broad range of core computer science topics and have developed throughout the years collaborations and research projects with leading research groups all over the world. Their research interests have also expanded into other research domains, including applications and tools development.

Research in the School of Engineering

Advanced Material Engineering

Advanced Materials Engineering (AME) focuses on structuring advanced polymeric and biomedical materials via processing, with associated modelling.

Automotive Research Centre

Established to build on the School of Engineering's research expertise in Mechanical Engineering, bringing together staff knowledge, expertise and experience over a broad range of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering related topics.

Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology (Polymer MNT)

Polymer MNT  is a world-class facility based in the Polymer IRC laboratories at the University of Bradford. The Centre is leading research in polymer science, from polymer processing to simulation, characterisation and measurement techniques.

Centre For Sustainable Environments

The Centre is home to a dedicated team of specialists, and champions two main themes, Environment and Infrastructure. The Centre’s expertise focuses upon the linked themes of composite construction, smart infrastructure and environmental impact.

Mechanical and Process Engineering

The Mechanical and Process Engineering (MPE) Research Group focuses on fundamental and applied research in the area of Mechanical, Chemical and Process Engineering.

Medical Engineering

The Medical Engineering research team at Bradford specialises in clinically orientated translational research and has a strong track record in: Clinical biomechanics; Tissue mechanics; Vision and mobility; Orthopaedics; Haemodynamics; Neurovascular disease; Epidemiological modelling; Infection control.

Research in the School of Media, Design and Technology

Centre for Visual Computing

World-class R&D in visual image data processing, bridging the business and academic worlds.

The Centre has a unique dual focus. Our research projects change the way we compute visual image data; our commercial projects address real business problems and deliver practical applications for our industry partners.

Communication, Culture and Media

A particular strength of the work of the Communication, Culture and Media (CCM) Research group is that it takes place within the Faculty of engineering and Informatics. The fact that researchers at Bradford in the field of culture, communication and media studies work so closely with colleagues in mobile telecommunications and computing is relatively unusual in UK institutions but is more common at institutions in the US and Europe. This arrangement enables and encourages innovative research in the field of new, interactive and mobile media, already showcased in research funding awarded by the European Community, UK Research Councils and the Arts Council.