research engineer




Research engineers combine research skills and knowledge of engineering principles aiming to improve through research, processes, techniques, products, and systems at large. They perform experiments, for instance of natural structures such as honeycombs or tear-resistant spiderwebs, before determining the viability of alternative methods on a larger scale.

Alternative label

  • bionic engineer

  • engineer researcher

  • engineering researcher

  • engineering scholar

  • engineering research analyst

  • engineering analyst

  • engineering research scientist

  • engineering scientist

  • engineering science researcher

  • agricultural research engineer

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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