Increasingly varied and always more fascinating applications are made possible by the miniaturisation of devices.

Domains of research as varied as surgical healthcare, advanced manufacturing and autonomous devices are all explore by researchers at the Institute of Microengineering.

Miniature actuators, mobility assistance for surgical interventions, revolutionary clock movements and piezoelectric motors are all being explored and developed by our teams.

Key research themes


  • Micro-manufacturing
  • Technologies and materials for horology
  • Flexure-based precision mechanisms
  • Surgical instrumentation
  • High-precision mechanical systems
  • Electric and piezoelectric motors and actuators
  • Cardiac assist systems