Research in the School of Mechanical & Design Engineering is concentrated in the fields of Bioengineering, Materials Engineering, Computation Modelling, Energy and Process Environment Design and Manufacturing Processes.  Our staff and research students are engaged in academic and applied research through involvement with other research centres and companies locally and nationally.   In addition, another area of activity often of interest to indigenous companies is the use of the Innovation Vouchers scheme to enable companies to access the knowledge of academic colleagues to solve small well defined industrial problems.  In this situation, the total cost of the work is carried by an innovation voucher awarded to the company by Enterprise Ireland.  The School then works with such companies builds on these relationships by creating further research projects through Innovation Partnerships.

We have a range of equipment and facilities with the school to support most aspects of our research work, and within the University, the school has excellent additional facilities and equipment available through other Schools and Research centres such as the Focus Institute at Kevin Street and the Environmental Sciences and Health Institute (ESHI) at Grangegorman.