Our links with industry and government, both in the UK and abroad, are very strong. They bring together a pool of expertise and allow us to carry out research at an international level and attract a diverse student body.
Our staff and students are working together to ensure our sustainable development
Our activities feature across 3 fields:
We have built our reputation over decades.
Our several active research groups bring in funds that continuously keep our facilities in line with latest technologies and enrich our student experience by offering exposure to real-world issues.
We have over 800 students on our undergraduate programmes and 200 studying for their masters.
- Princess Ogumka, MSc Sustainable Energy Systems graduate
I started working as a renewable energy analyst while finishing my MSc. I'm developing software for consultants and developers that identifies the right low and zero carbon technologies and ensures they comply with energy policies.
Recently we have invested our money and time to further extend our high-quality engineering workshops. Our engineering students use industry-standard lathes and Industry uses us as a centre of excellence and our facilities play a large part in the faculty's knowledge transfer activities for business.
Our interests in building sustainability have led to a collaboration installing solar panels and wind turbines on rooftops surrounding the University and results from this work will be featured at our Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB).
A rare find in London, our anechoic and reverberation chambers are a key piece of equipment in acoustic and environment testing work. These specialist rooms are fully isolated from external noise and vibration making the background noise inside extremely low. Sound generated inside the anechoic chamber is completely absorbed by the room boundaries while in the reverberant chamber sound is efficiently reflected off the hard boundaries for several seconds. These chambers can be used for simulating idealised acoustic conditions in research, sound power determination, undertake binaural recordings, measure source directivity, test hearing protectors and demonstrate fundamental acoustic principles. We can also conduct audiometric testing in our two dedicated sound-proof audiometric booths.