The Centre is a world leader in providing computational engineering solutions to complex problems in industry, the environment and human systems. From Fire Safety Engineering to Aerospace; Materials Processing/Handling to Bio-medical Engineering; Information and Communications Technologies to Maritime Engineering, Centre staff have solved some of the world's most challenging multi-disciplinary engineering problems.
The mission of the 80-strong multi-disciplinary team of engineers, applied mathematicians, computer scientists, materials scientists and research psychologists is to deliver world-class : technologies, research, consultancy, scholarship and education. To fulfil its mission, the Centre collaborates with a wide range of partners including UK/European/Foreign Governments, International blue-chip companies, SMEs and Universities.
The Centre's vision is to continue its growth as a recognised leader in validated computational engineering by:
January 2009: The results of the 2008 RAE confirm that the Centre is one of the top research groups in the UK in the area of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (UoA 28). RAE 2008 rated 70% of the Centre’s work in the highest two research quality categories, with 30% rated as ‘world leading’ and 40% rated as ‘internationally excellent’.
In RAE 2008 league tables compiled by the Times Higher Education, the Centre submission was placed 4th out of the 33 submissions. Its 4th place meant that the group was placed higher than 12 of the research intensive Russell Group Universities.
November 2007: FSEG secure Euro500,000 in research funding from the FP7 as part of the 7 nation BeSeCu consortium exploring human behaviour in crisis situations across different European cultures.
November 2006: FSEG secure US$200,000 in research funding from the US Federal Rail Administration to support the development of the railEXODUS rail car egress software.
November 2006: Quality in Particulate Based Manufacturing technology recognised by award of IChemE prize.
October 2006: Results from CMRG simulations of the structural behavior of the Cutty Sark ship forms part of the successful bid to obtain Heritage Lottery Funds. New project to develop a computer-aided-maintenance tool starts as the £24m conservation programme gets underway.