Research impact


Research impact in the School of Mechanical Engineering

We have exceptionally strong portfolios of research in energy, sustainability, medical technologies, lifelong health and wellbeing.

Here are some examples of our impact:

Future impact
Over the next 5-10 years we anticipate further positive impact to come from our research portfolio for the benefit of the UK and worldwide by:

  • Establishing the Medical Technologies IKC as the national innovation centre for medical technology.
  • Focussing on orthopaedic implants, biomaterials and regenerative therapies and advanced imaging applications. The Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit will provide support to address translational challenges around joint replacement technology and biological scaffolds.
  • Building upon our unique capabilities in corrosion research for the oil and gas sector to address key safety and productivity challenges from erosion-corrosion and two-phase flow.
  • Utilising the unique capabilities of our EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems.