School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • BS8 1TR

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

World-leading research contributes directly to all of the activities of the School, from the undergraduate degree curricula through a range of MSc and Doctoral Training programmes, to an extensive portfolio of Industrial Collaborations.

Research is organised into school-wide research groups which include: Dynamics and Control, encompassing structural and nonlinear dynamics, aerodynamics, robust control, earthquake engineering, soil mechanics and the BLADE experimental testing facilities; Composite Materials (ACCIS), including leadership of the National Composites Centre; Applied Mechanics, which involves design, structural integrity evaluation and process engineering, including the Nuclear Research Centre; Systems Engineering, including the collaborative Systems Centre; Water and Environmental Engineering, with links to the University’s Cabot Institute) and Robotics, including the collaborative Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

Major strategic industrial partnerships exist with companies such as Rolls-Royce, AgustaWestland Helicopters, Airbus, GE Aviation, EdF Energy and Vestas.

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    Research Output

    Probabilistic Methods for Engineering Problems

    Booker, J. D., Hoole, J. & Zentuti, N. A. M., 1 Jan 2022, (In preparation) Oxford: Elsevier Limited. 500 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    2D Contour Following with an Unmanned Aerial Manipulator: Towards Tactile-Based Aerial Navigation

    Hamaza, S., Georgilas, I. & Richardson, T., 27 Jan 2020, 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 3664-3669 6 p. (Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE International Workshop on).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    69 Downloads (Pure)

    Abnormal stiffness behaviour in artificial cactus-inspired reinforcement materials

    Zampetakis, I., Dobah, Y., Liu, D., Woods, B., Bezazi, A., Perriman, A. & Scarpa, F., 14 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Bioinspiration and Biomimetics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Student theses

    A Closed-Loop Recycling Process for Discontinuous Carbon Fibre Composites

    Author: Tapper, R., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Longana, M. (Supervisor), Yu, H. (Supervisor), Potter, K. (Supervisor) & Hamerton, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    A constraint-based partial evaluator for functional logic programs and its application.

    Author: Lafave, L., 1998

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Adaptive Compliant Structures for Fluid Flow Control: A ‘catastrophic’ approach

    Author: Arena, G., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Pirrera, A. (Supervisor), Groh, R. (Supervisor) & Theunissen, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    2011 Philip Leverhulme Prize

    Katsu Goda (Recipient), 1 Oct 2011

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    2012 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award

    Katsu Goda (Recipient), 17 Apr 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    2017 ASCE Best Journal Paper in Structural Hazards

    Ramos Barbosa, Andre R (Recipient), Apr 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    SVUK Leader Camp

    Huan V Doan (Speaker)

    9 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesCommunity engagement, including convening focus/advisory groups

    Salvador Ivorra

    George Mylonakis (Host)

    27 Jan 20207 Feb 2020

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    3rd International Conference on Nanomaterials Science and Mechanical Engineering (ICNMSME2020)

    Huan V Doan (Speaker)

    7 Jul 202010 Jul 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference