University of Nottingham

Faculty of Engineering

The Coates Engineering Building

The Faculty of Engineering is a UK top 10 engineering faculty (THE World University Rankings 2017.)

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranked the faculty third in the UK for research power in General Engineering. More than 98% of its research is of international quality with 85% graded as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

In March 2012, the Faculty of Engineering was awarded Athena SWAN Silver status in recognition of good employment practice for women working within the faculty. In April 2015 the Faculty of Engineering successfully renewed their Athena SWAN Silver award demonstrating significant progress since the original award.



GERC Staff based in Engineering


Assistant Professors

Research Fellow

Current PhD Students

Graduate PhD Students

Research Divisions

The Faculty of Engineering has 24 research groups, 3 institutes and 7 research centres including GERC. The research our centre undertakes aligns itself with the following groups in Engineering:


GERC has access to numerous facilities within Engineering. For more detailed equipment lists and capabilities click on the links.

Nottingham Gas Adsorption Analysis Suite (GAAS)

  • Quantachrome Autosorb iQ-C/MP/Kr/MS coupled with in-situ mass spectrometry and calorimetry
  • Twin Hiden XEMIS high pressure sorption balances with integrated gas delivery system for high and low pressure measurement of corrosive gases
  • Micromeritics 3Flex for multi-station, high accuracy micropore/ surface area analysis

Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC)

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • Electron Micro Probe Analysis (EMPA)
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Electron Beam Lithography (EBL)

Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics (NCG)

  • Rock mechanics
  • Soil mechanics







GeoEnergy Research Centre