The School’s research is focused on 4 strategic themes: communications and sensing, health technologies (biomedical engineering, biomimetic materials, bioinformatics), bioenergy and sustainability, and understanding complex systems (physical, statistical/probabilistic, and knowledge engineering). Recently, the School has established five Research Institutes to strengthen it's strategic activities:
Systems Analytics Research Institute
Aston Logistics and Systems Institute (ALSI)
In addition, the School has a number of multidisciplinary Research Groups, drawing together skills from across the school:
The research is underpinned by six academic groups. Each Academic Group reflects underlying competence and facilities. Academic Groups are also the basis for our degree programmes.
The School's 6 Academic Groups are: