World Leading Research

Our vision is to carry out theoretical and applied research to address challenges posed by the complexity of natural and man-made systems and the demand for higher levels of autonomy and intelligence of future engineering systems.

We structure our research along three strategic themes: Complexity, Intelligence and Autonomy, four cross-cutting application areas: Aerospace & Transport; Life Sciences & Healthcare; Energy & Environment, Manufacturing & Robotics and three research groups, led by senior academics and supported by post-doctoral researchers.

ACSE Research Diagram

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Valuable research contracts

Current contracts total over £20M from more than 40 research grants to fund ACSE research laboratories and to support research programmes.

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Strong links with industry

Our excellent reputation allows us to develop strong links with industry and create partnerships for research collaboration. We are one of the member Departments that form The Sheffield Engineering Gateway for industry.

The Sheffield Engineering Gateway

Industrial Advisory Board


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