University of Southampton

Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering

Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering

The Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering provides an outstandingly successful environment for world-leading education, research and enterprise.

For over 60 years, we have made fundamental advances in Faculty's disciplines. We continue to define and develop substantial new areas of research that are shaping the fast-changing world in which we live. Optoelectronics, now key to global communications and the basis of many emerging technologies, was developed in our Faculty in the 1960s and, more recently, the new discipline of Web Science was established to provide a research framework for better understanding of the World Wide Web. In 2013 the Faculty was awarded the UK’s only Regius Chair of Computer Science, in recognition of our contribution to software engineering in areas such as agent technologies and open data.

Our thriving research community is active within the global research community, highly valued by our many industrial collaborators, and also influential in public life. National and global recognition of our achievements includes those with significant Fellowships, honours and awards:

Fellows of the Royal Society
Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Regius Professor in Computer Science
Academic Units and Research Institutes within the Faculty

We continue to make new discoveries, find new perspectives, and change people’s lives through our research and our education. Our Faculty's web pages will help you find out more about our story, our people, and the future we are building.