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The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - with outstanding people and world class facilities, making a positive difference to society through leading edge research.

Research areas

Research Themes

Interconnected multidisciplinary competencies

supporting a collaborative and innovative research environment

Explore our research themes

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 88% of our research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading 

Meet our researchers

Gary Menary

Gary Menary

Blow Moulding Technologies

Blow Moulding Technologies
Roy Douglas

Roy Douglas

Engine Performance Simulation

New Bus for London
Lecturer Beatrice Smyth

Beatrice Smyth

Developing opportunities in bio-energy

Biofuel Energy Conversion
Professor Cecil Armstrong and Dr Trevor Robinson

Case Studies

Benefiting industry and society

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Research Impact
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Our research impact

Queen’s University is joint 8th in the UK for research intensity

Our REF ranking

Industrially collaborative research centres and successful spin out companies ensure our innovative research makes a rapid and direct positive impact on society

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Research centres

Explore our hubs of research excellence

Research Centres
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Spin-out companies

How we have combined our entrepreneurial spirit and our research

Our successful companies
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Our global research links

Our work connects us with business worldwide

Collaborating with business
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Postgraduate research

Opportunities and studentships for dedicated researchers

Postgraduate Research

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