Current Priority Areas

Current Priority Areas

Priority areas

Below you will find a brief description of the current research areas where we are keen to welcome ambitious academic staff who will complement and strengthen our existing activities.  We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in:

Aerospace Systems

Aerospace ImageThe University of Glasgow has been a home to aerospace research for over 70 years, and today our researchers are tackling the multidisciplinary challenges faced by the aerospace industry in the 21st century to deliver capability and technologies that contribute to the global aims of greener, faster and safer travel. The University’s drive to maintain existing, and develop new, world leading activities is demonstrated by its ongoing commitment to people, facilities and infrastructure. These include: major investments in wind tunnels and shock tubes, covering both subsonic and hypersonic flow regimes. We are a hub in the UK’s National Wind Tunnel Facility and are part of the Vertical-Lift Network Consortium. This long standing activity has culminated in internationally recognised expertise in all areas of Aeronautics, Aerospace Systems and Space technology.

Reflecting our strategy to tackle the global aerospace challenges, we are keen to welcome outstanding researchers in the areas of aerospace science and technology development areas: i) aerospace simulation, control, synthetic environments, human factors & certification; ii) aerospace systems engineering & open architectures; iii) advanced aerospace autonomous & robotic systems; iv) aerospace health management & through life support; v) aircraft of the future: smart, connected and more electric aircraft.

We are also keen to further build our expertise in emerging space technology as part of the international drive for space exploration and development of satelite technology.


Relevant research division(s): Aerospace Sciences and Systems, Power and Energy

For informal enquiries, please contact:
Professor Konstantinos Kontis
Email: Konstantinos.Kontis@glasgow.ac.uk

 


Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering

Quantum ImageThe School of Engineering has a world class reputation in nanofabrication, integrated photonics and sensors. Through the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, our centrepiece nanofabrication facility, we are spearheading UK efforts to deliver the next generation of quantum technologies. The University of Glasgow leads the  QUANTIC Quantum Technology Hub. We are keen to welcome ambitious researchers who will complement and strengthen our existing activities. We encourage applications in the areas of micro- and nanoelectronic devices and systems, device packaging and manufacturing, quantum technologies, digital electronics and systems, theoretical device modelling, green electronics or power electronics.


Relevant research division(s): Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering

For informal enquiries, please contact:
Professor Robert Hadfield
Email: Robert.Hadfield@glasgow.ac.uk


Computational Mechanics

CompMech Imageis a major focus of the new EPSRC-supported Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre. Applications are welcome from candidates that can support the Centre’s activities, with research strengths in areas such as multi-scale mechanics, biomechanics, multi-physics modelling, damage & fracture and finite element technology. 


Relevant research division(s): Infrastructure & Environment and Systems, Power and Energy

For informal enquiries, please contact:
Professor William Sloan
Email: William.Sloan@glasgow.ac.uk


Smart infrastructure

Smart infrastructure to improve the design and performance of civil infrastructure is an emerging activity within the School, undertaking research in areas such as sensing, informatics, material science or analysis. Applications could include transportation, structural design, building physics, energy or water.


Relevant research division(s): Infrastructure & Environment

For informal enquiries, please contact:
Professor William Sloan
Email: William.Sloan@glasgow.ac.uk


Materials Engineering

Across materials processing, multi-scale analysis and tailoring of material properties, with potential impact in the automotive, aerospace, energy and biomedical sectors. Research will complement and strengthen areas of existing research in the School; in metal alloys, additive manufactured metals, metal foams and advanced composites, including carbon fibre, smart laminates and nanocomposites. Research expertise in numerical modelling and experimental solid mechanics are also welcome. There are opportunities for synergies with manufacturing research and/or with the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre.


Relevant research division(s): Systems, Power and Energy

For informal enquiries, please contact:
Professor Margaret Lucas
Email: Margaret.Lucas@glasgow.ac.uk