Engineering and Physical Sciences

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    EPS College Hub, Poynting Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston

    Birmingham, B15 2TT

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

About us

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences comprises seven academic Schools working across the frontiers of science and engineering in education, research and translating knowledge.

The College is also home to many research groups that sit within the academic schools but that also contribute to three overarching research themes spanning the breadth of the College.


We are one of the largest groupings in Europe, bringing together physical sciences and engineering into one coherent college with our seven academic schools affording students, staff and alumni access to learning and career development opportunities which few educational institutions can match:

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • I know how that feels – an empathic robot tutor

    Aylett, R., Kappas, A., Castellano, G., Jones, A., Bull, S., Barendregt, W., Paiva, A. & Hall, L., 28 Mar 2026, (Accepted/In press) eChallenges e-2015 Conference. IEEE, (Conference on eChallenges).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 2023 roadmap on ammonia as a carbon-free fuel

    David, W. I. F., Agnew, G. D., Bañares-Alcántara, R., Barth, J., Bøgild Hansen, J., Bréquigny, P., de Joannon, M., Fürstenberg Stott, S., Fürstenberg Stott, C., Guati-Rojo, A., Hatzell, M., MacFarlane, D. R., Makepeace, J. W., Mastorakos, E., Mauss, F., Medford, A., Mounaïm-Rousselle, C., Nowicki, D. A., Picciani, M. A., Postma, R. S., & 7 othersRouwenhorst, K. H. R., Sabia, P., Salmon, N., Simonov, A. N., Smith, C., Torrente-Murciano, L. & Valera-Medina, A., Apr 2024, In: Journal of Physics: Energy. 6, 2, 56 p., 021501.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

    Open Access
    7 Downloads (Pure)
  • 6D-BIM applications to enrich circular value chains and stakeholder engagement within built environments

    Kaewunruen, S., Baniotopoulos, C., Guo, Y., Sengsri, P., Teuffel, P. & Bajare, D., 15 Jan 2024, (Accepted/In press) The 4th International Conference on the Coordinating Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience. Romania: Springer

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review