Mechanical Engineering


UCL Mechanical Engineering

175 years pioneering in the development of engineering education, the first Mechanical Engineering Department in England and the first in the world to introduce laboratories in engineering education – welcome to UCL Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering as a distinct discipline in the UK was established right here at UCL in 1847. Today, our students are taught core engineering disciplines and supervised in individual and group research projects by academics, many of whom are recognised research world-leaders in their fields. 

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Discover our various programmes, including our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes.

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Find out more about our key research groups and the academics and researchers involved.

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Meet our staff members, including our professional services teams and our academics and researchers.

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Explore our departmental facilities and find out how you can get in touch with our contact teams.

How does Engineering allow us to see our bodies in microscale?

Hierarchical Phase-Contrast Tomography (HiP-CT) allows us to see inside whole human organs down to the cellular level.

This new technique was co-developed by Professor Peter Lee and Dr Claire Walsh of UCL Mechanical Engineering, alongside colleagues from ESRF and with the support of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is being used in a variety of ways including helping us to understand the causes of long COVID.

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Research Highlights

Micro- and Nanomanufacturing for Biomedical Applications and Nanomedicine: A Perspective
Fanjin Wang, Anthony Harker, Mohan Edirisinghe, Maryam Parhizkar. Small Science, October 2023.

Endothelium and Subendothelial Matrix Mechanics Modulate Cancer Cell Transendothelial Migration
Yousef Javanmardi, Emad Moeendarbary et al. Advanced Science, April 2023.

A stretchable, self-healing and semi-transparent nanogenerator for energy harvesting and sensing
Biswajoy Bagchi, Manish K. Tiwari et al. Science Direct, March 2023.

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