School of Engineering


The School of Engineering houses a diverse portfolio of research activities. Staff members in these groups contribute to research activities across four main research areas. These areas are:

We also host research in the following cross-disciplinary groupings:

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 93% of the School’s research outputs were considered internationally excellent or world-leading, placing us in the first quartile of the sector.

The School of Engineering houses a number of unique facilities:

  • A 72,000 litre water tank which can supply water at 3.5 bar, with a sump of 205,000 litres.
  • An 800 psi compressed air system, and associated 8 m3 storage system rated at 600 psi.
  • The Charles Wilson wind tunnel, a low turbulence intensity closed loop tunnel with an aerodynamic test section, and an environmental test section.
  • Two-tonne cranes in each laboratory space.
  • Mains gas supply and exhaust ducting for high temperature combustion experiments.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships aim to enhance the creative and innovative capabilities of PhD-holding researchers seeking to broaden their skills through advanced training, international collaboration, interdisciplinary research, and inter-sectoral mobility.

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to excellent researchers of any nationality, who must have a maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree. The application process involves a joint effort between the researcher and a beneficiary from either the academic or non-academic sector. 

Pre-applications to the School of Engineering, University of Leicester are now open.

To apply for this fellowship scheme, candidates are requested to contact the relevant academic staff for guidance and mentorship with their application and alert the School’s Director of Research, Professor Haitao Ye (, who can also be contacted with all enquiries regarding the application process.


  • 11 September 2024.

We encourage all potential candidates to reach out to the School or relevant research supervisor as soon as possible to leverage support while preparing their applications.

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