The Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group (CMRG) has particular expertise in the development of software tools and modelling techniques for multi-physics predictions, failure analysis, reliability and optimisation.

These technologies predict the performance and reliability of electronic, photonic and micro/nano-scale components used in the transport, medical and telecommunications sectors. The expertise and tools have been applied, for example, to the preservation of heritage structures such as the Cutty Sark and The Medway Queen.

The CMRG was awarded Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards ceremony in 2009 for its help in saving the popular heritage attraction which nearly decayed beyond repair a few years ago. The judges said:

"[The University of] Greenwich has demonstrated the rare combination of outstanding research and real impact in an area not normally noted for engineering. The application to cultural heritage will have an enormous impact on the UK's long-term economy."

Professor Chris Bailey, who leads the group, said:

"We are thrilled that this partnership with the Cutty Sark Trust, which has led to techniques which can help other heritage structures, is being recognised in this way."

Our collaborations

The Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group collaborates with a variety of industry and academic partners. 


Rolls Royce; GE-Aviation; MBDA; BAE Systems; Selex; NXP; Philips; Cassidian Electronics; Flomerics; Semelab; Raytheon; Micross Components; Agilent; BOC; Goodrich; Dynex Semiconductor; Multicore; Design-LED; Thin Film Solutions; GSK; NPL; Tin Technology; Fujitsu.

Universities and academic institutions

Heriot-Watt University; Cambridge; Cranfield; Loughborough; Nottingham; Brunel; Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden); City University Hong Kong; Dresden University of Technology.