Founded in 1898, the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has over one hundred years of research history, leading to outstanding impact from our research - including pioneering work on switched-reluctance drives, microwave network analysers, filters and semiconductor devices, ultrasonic aids for the blind and partially sighted, and most recently, the Terahertz quantum cascade laser, bio-sensors and energy-efficient communications networks.
As an example of our work, our engineers designed, built and installed the cellular data-networking technology used for gathering information at the Pierre-Auger Observatory in Argentina; the world's largest cosmic ray laboratory.
The School’s research activity is led by two institutes:
Institute of Microwaves and Photonics which includes: millimetre and microwave engineering; terahertz electronics and photonics; semiconductor nanotechnology and molecular beam epitaxy; bio-nanoelectronics; and, quantum electronics.
Institute of Integrated Information Systems which includes: communications engineering; instrumentation and positioning; signal processing for communications; and, instrumentation, control and drives.
The School has consistently achieved the very best ratings in the UK government research assessments and our strategy is to focus our research activity on those areas where we are recognised as internationally excellent and world leading.
These high ratings enable the School to attract the best academic staff and researchers, and to invest in state-of-the-art facilities that include MBE, E-beam
lithography, high frequency and THz measurement laboratories and communications network test beds.
We are actively seeking research students to work on key projects.
Our facility for Innovative Robotic Systems is set to make us a world leader in robot design and construction.
We have a wide range of facilities to support our teaching and research.
Our researchers have taken the lead in the race to build the world’s most powerful terahertz laser chip.