Research Centres and Groups
- Centre for Energy and Environment Research
- Centre for Advanced Materials
- Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Communications (BIMEC)
- Centre for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Research
- Centre for Robotics
- The Nathu Puri Institute
LSBU is the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research and Grade Point Average in General Engineering - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. 80% of this research has been awarded the highest quality ratings (4* or 3*) for its 'impact' (reach and significance).
Research case studies
Dr Misbahu Ladan Mohammed's PhD research has helped to improve epoxide production, making it more efficient and environmentally friendly.
LSBU research is helping Sellafield Ltd reduce the risks of hydrogen explosions in decommissioned nuclear plants.
Continued collaboration between LSBU and Biox, an LSBU start-up company, has resulted in technology that sets new standards in measuring changes to skin.
PhD candidate Marsha Maraj has developed a three-pronged approach to maximise flow rates in an environmentally friendly way.
Research degree programmes
The wide range of research activities in the School, together with the mix of academic staff, post-doctoral research fellows and visiting professors, allows us to offer a stimulating and diverse postgraduate environment. Read more about Research Degrees at LSBU.
Available PhD courses
- Chemical Process and Energy Engineering PhD
- Computing Science and Informatics PhD
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering PhD
- General Engineering PhD
- Mechanical Engineering PhD
- Production and Manufacturing Engineering PhD
Research community brochure
28 February 2019Closet Worker - How LGBT+ rights have shaped the workplace
6 March 2019Casual Misogyny and Sexism - Banter or Oppression?
24 April 2019Two day workshop on sustainable biodiesel production
Branching out: LSBU research fellow tours universities UK-wide to promote The Great Competition
14 January 2019
Engineering students win big at the Engineering Sketches Prize
13 December 2018
Research project at LSBU takes coveted award
13 December 2018
£10,000 win for LSBU student’s water heating solution
14 November 2018
LSBU professor awarded for major engineering management accomplishments
6 November 2018
Calling all Engineers: LSBU’s Thomas Empson urges creative contributions to sustainable development
1 November 2018
Two student teams reach Engineering Design Challenge National Final
9 July 2018
Product Design students deliver creative Airlander concepts
3 May 2018
His Royal Highness The Duke of York officially opens South Bank Engineering University Training College
9 February 2018