What are some of the exciting engineering developments going on at Cranfield University?

Cranfield University has a lot of engineers, it’s fundamental to what we do at this unique university. We have a huge interest in developing the widest possible field of people into engineering, and helping them realise what a broad and multi-dimensional career it can be.

Some of the most exciting projects we’re working on at Cranfield University include:

  • The development of digital aviation, examining how airports will change, how we can share air space with drones in a controlled safe way, and digital air traffic management.
  • The Nanomembrane Toilet, which has a waterless flush, named as one of the ‘50 ideas to change the world’ by the Financial Times

We’ve also had a number of women engineers named in the Top 50 Women in Engineering, including Professor Emma Sparks, Head of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Simone Weber, Technical Project Manager at Airbus Helicopters UK and Researcher at Cranfield.

Find out more from our student engineer blogs

Many of our student’s blog about their experiences studying at Cranfield. Read some of their accounts on our blog site.


"For me, being an engineer and a glider pilot is just the most fun. I can't imagine anything better." Cranfield alumna Liz Sparrow shares her engineering story with us below.