The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the biggest engineering schools in the UK. The school is rated top 3 in the UK for overall quality of research in aeronautical, mechanical, chemical , and manufacturing engineering, with 95% of the school’s research rated as world leading or of international standing in the latest UK Government Research Assessment Exercise (REF UoA B12 based on GPA x volume). In addition to holding two prestigious research Queen's Anniversary Prizes, the school is home to two EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) National Centres. The £52m research portfolio is undertaken within the school’s diverse range research programmes with new research grants and contracts that generate annual research funds in excess of £10m/year. Among other disciplinary areas, the school is renowned for its world-class expertise in thermo-fluids, additive manufacturing, optical engineering, regenerative medicine, materials and structures. This research effort includes work of an established numerical methods development group, working on novel numerical methods and advanced numerical scientific applications to multi-disciplinary problems. Loughborough University hosts the Midland+ HPC facility, which is a top 500 ranked machine with more than 14000 Intel Xeon cores, 64TB of memory and a petabyte of disc storage; in addition to the University’s HPC 2460-core cluster. The Wolfson School is also a part of the rewarded in 2014 Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) Doctoral Training Partnership for Central England.
Loughborough University will
- co-lead WP1: Algorithms and Mathematics
- contribute to the development of multigrid and multilevel technologies for the finite volume module of IFS.
- in WP5 and WP6: Dissemination, Training, Project Management contribute to formulating and executing a plan for gender balance.