The School of Science & Technology is delighted to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art thermo-fluid laboratory, at a cost of nearly a quarter of a million pounds.
Equipped with a range of specialist and modern equipment and experiments to allow students to explore thermodynamics, fluid flow, sustainable engineering and alternative energy, the new laboratory adds to an expanding resource facility in engineering at the University.
Dr Jonathan Adams, Head of Department, said: “The new laboratory adds vital practical resources to enable students studying our HNC, HND and BSc Engineering courses and our recently validated BEng/MEng in Electromechanical Engineering to explore and reinforce practically the engineering principles which are learnt theoretically in class.”
Professor Kamal Bechkoum, Executive Dean of the School of Science and Technology, commented: “The new thermo-fluids laboratory is part of the University’s commitment to providing our students with a vibrant and business-relevant learning environment. The student experience is at the heart of what we do, and we strongly believe that this kind of investment is crucial for a high quality student experience and for better preparing our graduates for tomorrow’s jobs in the engineering sector.”
The new laboratory further adds to the expanding research capability of the Department for local, national and international engineering companies. The Department currently has contract research projects for international companies; knowledge transfer partnerships and a number of sponsored research students.