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About The Centre

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 66-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.

Our Vision

The Centre's vision is to continue its growth as a recognised leader in validated computational engineering by:

  • Undertaking leading-edge research into: CFD, FEA, computational fire engineering, pedestrian dynamics, multi-physics modelling, reliability engineering, optimisation, and particulate storage, handling and processing.
  • Continuously enhancing the capabilities of our software products to tackle future engineering challenges.
  • Developing novel characterisation techniques and experimental facilities to focus, refine and validate computational techniques, solutions and capabilities.
  • Increasing the number of our multi-disciplinary research staff and our output of Masters and Doctoral graduates.
  • Ensuring our computational and experimental infrastructure remains state-of-the-art.
  • Generating 20% growth in revenues during the period 2014-2018 by providing government and industry wider access to our unique research, software, consultancy and educational offerings.

Centre Statistics


  • 36 Research Staff
  • 30 PhD Students


  • 326 research papers published
  • £14.2 million in research and enterprise income


  • 498 research papers published
  • £8.1 million in research income

Latest News

April 2014: CSEG win the British Foundry, Medal and Prize for 2013 for the best technical paper published in the Foundry Trade Journal.

April 2014: FSEG win the Royal Institution of Naval Architecture Medal of Distinction for 2013 for the best paper to appear in the Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, International Journal of Maritime Engineering.

February 2014: FSEG win The Guardian University Award in the category of “Research Impact” for their work on Intelligent Active Dynamic Signage Systems as part of the EU FP7 project GETAWAY.

January 2014: CSEG secure £264,000 EU grant SIKELOR An important environmental project, for the recovery of the 50% or so silicon wasted as "kerf" in the cutting process to produce photo-voltaic silicon panels. Greenwich will collaborate with German and Italian partners to remove impurities from the kerf, using electromagnetic means so that the silicon can be recycled.

December 2013: The Centre submits 24 staff to 4 UoAs in REF2013.

December 2013: FSEG are announced as finalists in the Guardian University Awards in the category of “Research Impact” for their work on Intelligent Active Dynamic Signage Systems as part of the EU FP7 project GETAWAY.

December 2013: CSEG win two EPSRC grants, UltraMelt and TECalloy worth £281,000 and £279,000 respectively.

November 2013: FSEG secure KTP project with PLUMIS, funded by the EPSRC and TSB worth £48,550. The project is concerned with the development of a novel water mist system for domestic environments.

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.