Loughborough University is a research-intensive university and internationally acclaimed centre of research excellence.
The campus is home to more than 40 research institutes and centres and over 100 research groups. The Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the biggest engineering schools of its kind in the UK. In addition to holding a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in the category of Optical engineering: applications and knowledge transfer we are home to three EPSRC National Centres, for Innovative Manufacturing in Regenerative Medicine, Sustainable Manufacturing and for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation.
The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation is a partnership between Loughborough University, Cranfield University, Rolls-Royce, Air-bus, Aero Engine Controls, and the Manufacturing Technology Centre. The EPSRC Centre is part of a unique pipeline from discovery through to industrial deployment. Academics and researchers work collaboratively across the two sites and out with industrial partners, sharing their complementary expertise to develop truly multidisciplinary research. The centre has a well-established professional management structure set up for to coordinate research programs with industry and national and international funding bodies. In addition, the centre is driving knowledge transfer activities with local businesses and is responsible for outreach activities to engage local schools and colleges in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities in the area of intelligent automation.