The Aerospace Research Institute is involved with the research centres shown below which all add to our research prestige.
- Electromagnetics Centre
The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering's £2m Electromagnetics Centre for Microwave and Millimetre-wave Design and Applications boasts a tremendous range of research opportunities and applications. The Centre is equipped with state of the art facilities providing a unique and dynamic environment for research and development in the expanding area of Microwave Communication and Microwave Sensing.
- Molecular Beam Epitaxy
One of the UK's leading centres of excellence in semiconductor materials and electronics. Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) is a technique widely used for the growth of compound semiconductors. The University of Manchester has collaborated with Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology for 12 years in this field, which has resulted in major advances in relation to materials, devices and subsystems for very high frequency (wireless and mobile communications devices) and automotive car radar.
- National Grid High Voltage Research Centre
The UK's premier centre for research and development of high voltage electricity technology.
- Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC)
Facilitates the exchange of skills between the Department and Rolls-Royce, and will provide new opportunities for training and staff development. The opening of the UTC in Electrical Systems for Extreme Environments reflects the rapidly increasing importance of electrical systems in aerospace and marine applications. The quest for enhanced technologies is driven by customer demands for improvements in performance, capabilities and services. Emerging electrical technologies have the potential to meet these demands by enabling major improvements in system integration and product functionality.
- The Materials Performance Centre
(BNFL Research Alliance)
- The Modelling and Simulation Centre
- The Northwest Composites Centre
- The Stress and Damage Characterisation Unit
- Laser Processing Research Centre (LPRC)