School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering


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Our current materials research covers the design of sensor and actuator systems, friction and wear.

Research areas

  • hardware and software for active noise and vibration control systems
  • adaptive signal processing, control and filtering
  • acoustic/vibration transducers and instrumentation
  • room acoustics for improving sound quality
  • optimising techniques for sensor/actuator placement.

Functional materials

Functional materials are also known as intelligent or smart metals. Research is currently focused on shape memory alloys and magnetoelastic materials.

These materials are used in a wide spectrum of applications with innovative designs in the fields of:

  • medical technology
  • automobile manufacturing
  • space and aeronautical engineering
  • sports products
  • robots.

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