Wales is a nation built on engineering prowess. It has a history of technical innovation that stretches from the very beginnings of industrial mechanisation, driven by iron and coal, through to today’s digital manufacturing revolution in which virtual product design and simulation is being integrated with automated fabrication and robotic assembly.
The Engineering Research Network Wales is founded on this strong tradition of engineering ingenuity. We are a pan-Wales initiative focused on Advanced Engineering and Materials and anchored by our core academic partners within the Engineering Colleges at Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities and our industrial partner, TWI Ltd. Our aim is to promote research excellence and industrial engagement across a wide spectrum of engineering challenges. The Network was established in 2013 with funding from the Welsh Government and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and is one of three Sêr Cymru National Research Networks.
We fund a large portfolio of projects including PhD studentships, Research Fellowships and major research project awards and these address three thematic areas: sensors and devices, computational engineering and advanced materials. Our aim is to develop collaborative partnerships through which increased research funding, world class publications and a high profile, international presence for Engineering Wales can be realised.
Professor Huw Summers
Director of the Sêr Cymru National Research Network in Advanced Engineering and Materials