UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering conducts world leading research across all aspects of advanced manufacturing, materials, and structures.
Our School is also home to two Australian Research Council funded training centres that highlight our strong commitment to working with industry partners:
Through our research and partnerships with industry, we endeavour to:
Advanced Manufacturing is the development and use of innovative technologies for the fabrication of products.
Our researchers in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering use highly specialised experimental and simulation techniques to analyses, design and optimise lightweight composite structures.
Our research focusses on furthering our understanding of processing, microstructures, and mechanical property relationships in advanced structural materials.
Flexible and mechanically stretchable electronics are crucial to a wide range of emerging technologies, such as wearable medical devices, electronic skin, and soft robots.
Through advanced simulation methods we aim to understand, design and improve materials used in cutting-edge engineering applications.
We develop methods, digital tools and technologies for the planning and operation of sustainable manufacturing systems and factories.
Lightweight fuel storage is a critical technology for low-cost access to space, which is recognised by the Australian Government as a national priority.
Lightweight storage tanks for liquid propellant and on-orbit fuels are a critical technology for the entire space sector.