We are the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research in General Engineering, which includes The Built Environment and Architecture research - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
The wide range of research activities in our School, together with the mix of academic staff, post-doctoral research fellows and visiting professors, allows us to offer a stimulating and diverse environment. Research interests underpin all academic activities, our services to external organisations and the range of well-respected courses on offer.
We continue to attract new members of research-active staff who have their own personally established track record of interests that complement our existing expertise. The well-established links we have with universities, government departments and institutions from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the developing world allow us fruitful exchanges of ideas. We regularly invite international visiting scholars to present to students and these contacts are important in creating a diverse student environment that's full of challenging ideas.
Our research is both fundamental and applied, gaining knowledge that is put to useful, practical outcomes. Many of our projects collaborate with industry or public bodies and it is important to us that the work is highly relevant to our teaching. Both our undergraduate and postgraduate students hear lectures, case studies, projects and advice from industry guest speakers as a result of our research.
Research Centres and Groups
The School pursues research through the following Research Centres:
- Centre for Civil and Buildings Services Engineering (CCiBSE)
- Centre for Construction Management, Economics and Integrated Delivery (CMEID)
- BIM Centre
- Digital Architecture and Robotic Lab (DARLab)
- Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB)
Research case studies
- Acoustics research and standards for London Underground
- Research creates refurbishment opportunities for supermarket refrigeration units
- Innovative use of carbon dioxide for sustainable supermarket refrigeration
Metkel Yebiyo’s PhD work, improving the efficiency of Ground Source Heat Pump systems, provides useful insights for the renewables industry.
Research degree programmes
Our research groups offer some exciting doctoral research programmes and Master’s courses through research. 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
Research community brochure
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