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The Research within the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology has been recognised nationally and internationally, with work being presented globally. Cross-disciplinary research work and collaborations are common between departments and a diverse variety of specialisms exist within the Faculty. This research also supports the connection of people in North East Wales with projects that involve the local community. Our Research centres are focussed on applied research, cultivating results which relate to a wide range of industry sectors.

What we do

The Faculty has supported in the publication of research papers, journal articles and presented at conferences in many subject areas.

The faculty also has a number of commercial contracts in different industries which assists in improving the employability of our students.

Throughout the year we run a programme of exhibitions and performances, as well as publishing lectures, offering workshops and hosting TV and radio shows, so keep an eye on our events page or get in touch for more information.

Research Centres 

  • Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre
  • Analytical Decision Making Research Group (ADM)
  • Centre for Water Soluble Polymers (CWSP)
  • Computational Mechanics, Manufacturing simulation, Design and Optimisation Group (CoMManDO)
  • Applied Research in Computing Laboratories ARCLAb
  • Creative Arts Research Centre

Research Topics

We have a growing number of research students with a huge variety of topics.

In addition to these groups that Faculty has identified the following research areas which are strategically important as they bring together researchers into areas with critical mass:

  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Biopolymers (degradation of insulin, Tailored chitosans, Novel bio-sufactants)
  • Computing (algorithm development and application, intelligence and optimisation, OIT, networking and cybersecurity, health and assisted living technologies.
  • Food (Valorisation of food waste)
  • Energy (Elec propulsion, electric vehicles, future grid, thermal management and electrical power system management)
  • Pedagogy (creativity and special educational needs, innovative teaching methods)
  • Forensics (use of dogs in post explosion scenarios, use of drones in CSI, volatile inks in plastic banknotes.
  • Space technology (optics, Tether dynamics, Electrical propulsion)
  • Immersive technologies (AI, VR, gaming)
  • Arts and Society (arts in health and wellbeing, Fab lab)
  • Sustainable Communities (citizenship, digital crafts, new technologies)

If you are interested in studying for a research degree or collaborating with a researcher please contact Dr Susan Liggett by emailing

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