We have exceptionally strong portfolios of research in energy, sustainability, medical technologies, lifelong health and wellbeing.
Here are some examples of our impact:
- Energy saving from improved fuels, engine combustion, and reduced hazards
- Experimental research and computer modelling in the School of Mechanical Engineering are being applied by engine and oil companies to reduce fuel consumption and noxious emissions
- Flow modelling research leads to innovative and profitable products
- Flow modelling and process optimisation research within the School has significantly improved the scientific understanding of key industrial coating, printing and droplet flow systems.
- A new approach to regenerative medicine
- The development by University of Leeds researchers of acellular biological scaffolds to repair and replace human tissue has been a major advance in regenerative medicine.
- Longer lasting joint replacements: helping us stay active longer
- Researchers at the University of Leeds are world leaders in the development of more durable, better designed joint implants to support longer and more active lifestyles.
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.