imageREF2014 results show Engineering at Ulster is in the top 20 within the UK and the leading materials research institute in Northern Ireland.  100% of our research impact is world or internationally leading and we are in the top UK quartile across all research topics. We have grown our research quality at world and international level by over 50%. Overall, this is a significant improvement in our performance since the last assessment and a credit to a small but growing research institute established less than 25 years ago.

The Assessment Panel for this highly competitive and economically important discipline were looking at scientific discovery, engineering innovation and research impact among the strongest academic institutions in the UK. The outcome for Ulster is a reward for the strategic focus in nanotechnology, bioengineering, composites and advanced materials research and provides a strong foundation for future growth of the young and dynamic Engineering Research Institute.  click here for further info.

Since the RAE 2008 submission the Institute has announced a further £10M of funding including a £1.7m Research Council (EPSRC) grant in the area of Health Technology (MATCH); two multi-million pound cross-border collaborative projects funded by DEL, in Biosensors and Tissue Engineering and a major industrial START (£1M) programme with AVX Ltd in the field of Nanoparticle research. Further success stories include two new US-Ireland R&D (NSF-SFI-DEL) awards.


Engineering Futures and Dr Steve Myers Talk

Monday 23rd of February 2015

Engineering Futures and Dr Steve Myers Talk

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Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Tony Byrne, Professor of Photocatalysis

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Tony Byrne, Professor of Photocatalysis

When & where Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:30 at the Jordanstown campus Lecture Theatre 9F03

NIBEC Lecture Series begins in mid - October