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The research in the Dyson School of Design Engineering is organised broadly into eight themes:

  • Audio Experience Design
  • Behaviour, Experience and Design
  • Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Energy Technologies and Systems
  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics and Biomechanics
  • System and Circular Design

Our academic staff aims at addressing a variety of challenges relevant to design engineering including digital manufacturing, sustainable production, clean energy, autonomy, healthy ageing and development, user centred design and design-led innovation.

Each theme contains several research groups which provide the infrastructure for targeted research and support for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Academics are not limited to just one theme and many work collaboratively across a number of themes