aero, auto, chemical and materials engineering school

The AACME School hosted researchers working on control and reliability focused on the use and development of advanced dynamics and control techniques, risk and reliability analysis in the areas of automotive, aeronautical and aerospace engineering, in close collaboration with industry. The specific interests in embedded intelligence were centered on developing intelligent technologies to enhance risk and reliability and resilience. The CDT also built on their expertise to understand how to implement highly resilient embedded intelligence applications, including but not limited to risk and reliability generation methods including automatic construction thereof; fault diagnostics; safety system optimization and demand modeling.

centre for information management, school of business and economics

The School of Business and Economics is fully invested in the research into embedded intelligence and information management with the formation of the Centre for Information Management in 2013. The CIM has world-leading capabilities in the data and information management domain so that the real benefits of EI can be realised by structuring the large data generated by the instrumented devices and interrogating them to make intelligent decisions that will affect the whole product or service lifecycle.

design school

At Loughborough Design School we wanted to share our world-leading expertise by participating in this CDT. In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, 55% of the submitted research was ranked as world-leading, placing it at the top of the UK Design and Technology rankings. Our Embedded Intelligence (EI) research includes user-centred and systems approaches.

EI Design for transport, health, home, consumer products, wearable technologies and advanced manufacturing are some of the areas of ongoing research. The School was proud to help prepare the next generation of designers and ergonomists for highly successful careers.

School of Science

Computer Science:

The Department of Computer Science has a dynamic research culture with an international reputation. Our research ranges from underlying mathematical theory to the practical creation and operation of networked systems. The Department’s research continues to have a positive impact in such diverse areas as wireless communications, multimedia, logistics, healthcare, the emergency services, transport, surveillance and the environment, amongst others. The department’s research is organised under three groups:

  • Vision, Imaging and Autonomous Systems
  • Internet Systems and Network Security
  • Theory and Applications of Formal Systems


The Department of Chemistry at Loughborough University currently comprises four different research centre and two of them contributed to this CDT: 

The Energy Research Laboratory consolidates a long established research specialism within the department. One of our notable successes has been the spin-out company Intelligent Energy, and our research into the underpinning science of energy capture, conversion and storage continues unabated.

The Centre for Analytical Science (CAS), launched in March 2008, provides a focus for analytical research and educational activities in the Department of Chemistry. Our research is focused on the development and application of new measurement systems and an important aspect of the work in CAS is the translation of advanced measurements into new research areas. Our objective is to understand and discern what fellow researchers would like to know and then to devise, develop or discover the appropriate measurement systems.

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electrical Engineering

interconnection group:

Key areas of interest for this group include process physics, materials interactions and increasingly, the problems associated with where the physical properties of the product directly impacts on its performance. Embedded intelligence has been an evolving area of activity that has seen the development of manufacturing, packaging and information technologies associated with the opportunities afforded by developments in low power electronics and sensors. This has seen the group expand into embedded systems, firmware and software design.

Wireless communications research (WiCR) group:

The advancement of wireless technology will facilitate significant changes to our daily lives in terms of enhanced products and services and was therefore at the heart of the CDT-EI.

The Wireless Communications Research (WiCR) group has particular expertise in wireless communication systems, wearable electronics, antennas, microwave technology and metamaterials. 

smart manufacturing:

Realising a design and supporting the validation of a product and process or a system is only possible if we can prototype and manufacture them. Hosted at the Wolfson School, the Manufacturing Research Group played an important role to this CDT, via direct supervision to student researchers and also offering support activities to students and researchers in other schools.

key contact

CDT Office

Tel: +44 (0)1509 227 518
Wolfson School
Loughborough University
Loughborough, Leicestershire
LE11 3TU
United Kingdom