From discovering new cancer treatments to inventing composite materials that revolutionise manufacturing processes, researchers at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering are at the cutting edge of research and development.
The breadth of our research spans across five areas. These areas are highly relevant to many facets of industry and the impact of our work is felt at a national and global scale.
Our research groups cover five areas: advanced manufacturing, materials and structures, energy and resilience, engineered health solutions, robotics and autonomous systems, and WAVES: Wear, Aeroacoustics and Vibration in Engineering.
Energy and Resilience is one of the main research areas of the UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. We research the fundamental enabling technologies for clean, safe and resilient power systems.
Research activities at the school, range from individual PhD projects to large multi-disciplinary research projects. Many of our industry collaboration projects are run by our PhD students, gaining real-world research experience.
In Robotics and Autonomous systems, we research and develop methodologies for sensing, decision making and control of mechanical and software systems. This research covers the theoretical areas of control systems, perception, autonomous systems and image processing.
At UNSW, our expertise in engineering systems includes acoustics, noise generated by flow, vibration, condition monitoring and wear. We perform fundamental and applied research to create novel solutions for industry and society.