Research in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering has two main roles:
Firstly, through the training of high level manpower, it supplies human resources necessary for the development of society. It is well recognised that the calibre of teaching and quality of research at universities are strongly linked. The development of strong problem-solving skills and an enquiring mind are natural consequences of a research orientation.
Secondly, it supplies an information resource. By its very nature research has to do with the extraction, manipulation, and generation of information. As an engineering department much of the research in the School is strongly linked with industry s needs, both in problem solving mode and in the development of new technologies
Above: Flat flame burner facility for studying flame properties. Image on the right shows two flames from two opposing burner nozzles.
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