New Control Engineering lab

The University of Manchester has signed a 10-year strategic partnership with Quanser to develop cooperation in research and staff exchange in the areas of Control Engineering. The signing was celebrated by a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Quanser CEO Paul Gilbert and the Head of the School of Engineering Prof. Alice Larkin along with Peter Martin Quanser’s Senior R&D Manager visiting from Canada.

The event was held in the recently completed Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) Blended Lab part of the UK’s largest engineering campus. Quanser has also recruited Daniel Abara who recently completed a PhD in Control Systems and Robotics at the University of Manchester.

Quanser is the world leader in innovative technology for engineering education and research. With a heritage in creating leading-edge platforms for controls, mechatronics, and robotics, Quanser has built a legacy over the past 30 years of transformational solutions that bring emerging technologies including autonomous robotics, IoT, self-driving, and virtual reality to students worldwide.

The University of Manchester has a long and outstanding tradition of pioneering research and education in Control Engineering. The Control Systems Centre, first established at the University in 1966, boasts an enviable legacy of ground-breaking work and a string of eminent scientists in its ranks. It created one of the earliest MSc degrees in Control Engineering worldwide which has been running continuously since 1966 and still attracts a strong cohort of 70 students from across the world annually.

The University is very proud to continue to invest in the success of this very strong discipline and to launch it into the future by creating this state-of-the-art Control Engineering laboratory with Quanser. The importance of Control Engineering is evidenced by its use across many of our degree courses in Electrical and Electronic Engineering , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , Chemical Engineering and Mathematics. It is also at the heart of and underpins important research in Robotics and Autonomous Systems , one of the University’s research beacons.

The Engineering School at Manchester is one of the largest in the UK with around 7,000 students, approximately 350 academics, 230 researchers and 180 professional services staff including technicians.

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Speech from Paul Gilbert , Quanser CEO
Speech from Alice Larkin , Head of the School of Engineering