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Engineering Design Centre


The Cambridge Engineering Design Centre offers a range of exciting opportunities for students, researchers, academics and industrialists to engage in world-leading design research activities. We offer a friendly yet challenging environment, working with international colleagues from a broad range of different disciplines.

The aim of our research is to improve the design process not only in engineering companies, like Rolls-Royce or Airbus, but also across the private and public sectors. When working on our research projects you will have the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technologies and the current challenges of design in practice. Collaborative research projects may involve working with colleagues from other organisations in the United Kingdom, Europe or elsewhere in the world to develop solutions and test your ideas.

If you would like to join us at the EDC then we would be very happy to receive your application. Current vacancies for researchers and academics are advertised by the University but information for potential students and visiting researchers is provided below.


Research students

We are always looking for new ideas and challenges from prospective students. Please contact us with your research proposal and find out if your idea resonates with our long-term research strategy. Students looking to undertake project work or research degrees in the EDC should review the work undertaken by the EDC's various research groups, and the research interests of the appropriate Principal Investigators. Potential applicants should also read the guidance offered by the Graduate Studies Office on how to apply for a position on a research course. The Engineering Department offers a limited number of funded research studentships each year.

Visiting researchers

The EDC has a long tradition of hosting visiting researchers during their sabbaticals, fellowships and vacations. Cambridge and the EDC offer a stimulating and supportive environment for visitors moving here to live and work. Visiting researchers looking to work with particular research groups should contact the relevant Principal Investigators directly.

Finally, Cambridge is not only an inspiring place to do research but is also a very nice city to live in and is extremely close to London.