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The Faculty of Engineering and Environment draws together a wide range of taught subjects, research and knowledge exchange activity under five departments;

 A key component of the Faculty activities is its support of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The faculty of Engineering and Environment recently secured £6.7 million investment, co-funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, to enhance the University’s research and teaching activity for its (STEM) activity.

The funding has supported significant investment into enhancing existing facilities and new state-of-the-art equipment. These include a bespoke Engine Test Cell facility; wind tunnel; scaled tutorial mock-ups of working automotive systems; 50-tonne test frame and actuator; scanning electron microscope; and improved 3D printing facilities - complement the earlier investment in the University’s Think Physics initiative, to improve progression to STEM by under-represented groups

Engage with us - Knowledge Exchange

Effective partnerships can be among the most powerful drivers for business success, especially in today’s fiercely competitive and constantly changing environment. The faculty is proud of its comprehensive knowledge exchange activity and collaborations between regional, national and international companies. Through knowledge exchange, the university is able to support business with research and development challenges, provide solutions and help co-develop new technologies for the future. In collaboration with us, you can use the very best facilities and technical equipment, coupled with world leading academics and highly skilled technicians.


To support knowledge exchange activity, industrial partners can review our complete kit provision using the online Kit Catalogue. This facilitates an inventory of University kit and equipment,including the items available for external use with technical support.

Key equipment pertinent to Engineering and Environment includes (but is not limited to); 

  • Actuator
  • Engine Test Cell
  • Rapid Prototyping Lab
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Scanning Ion Mass Spectometer
  • Stress Test Equipment
  • Wind Tunnel


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Should you wish to understand and learn more about our knowledge exchange opportunities, use our kit and equipment alongside our leading academics and technicians, or to arrange a further visit and discussion, please contact:

Alan Riseborough - Business Engagement Manager

Alan Riseborough

Business Engagement Manager (Faculty of Engineering and Environment)


Tel: 0191 349 5088

 Mobile: 07977268644

Dr. Carol Davenport - Director NUSTEM

Dr. Carol Davenport

Director, NUSTEM

Faculty of Engineering & Environment


Tel: 0191 227 3650


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