University of Manchester Wind Tunnels


The University offers excellent space research capabilities supported by unique experimental facilities across an extensive range of research areas including supersonic/hypersonic flows, control systems, space system engineering, remote sensing, GIS & spatial modelling, atmospheric science, isotope geochemistry and cosmochemistry.

The University of Manchester, in its present form, was created in 2004 by the amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST, making itself the largest single-site university in the UK. The University is ranked 38th in the world and 6th in Europe.

The University comprises three faculties: Biology, Medicine and Health; Humanities; and Science and Engineering. The Faculty of Science and Engineering is split into nine multidisciplinary schools including Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth and Environment Sciences; electrical and Electronic Engineering; Materials; Mathematics; Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering; and Physics and Astronomy.


The University has a strong heritage of space research encompassing the pioneering radio astronomy work at Jodrell Bank, astrophysics, planetary science and cosmochemistry, space instrumentation and space technology development and high-speed flows.  It has excellent experimental facilities to support both its in-house research programmes and external users, subject to normal commercial terms.