Research

Wind TurbinesThe School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University aims to provide a research environment in which ambitious new and original ideas can flourish and in which every individual member of staff can be research active.

We exceeded our targets for the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, with 60% of research conducted by the school considered world-leading or internationally excellent. 90% of all research undertaken by the school is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The School runs an Annual Research Conference which provides a showcase for our research students and young research staff.

Our research work is centred on four major research groups of international standing:

  • Communications, Sensors and Signal Processing - including theoretical and applied signal processing research for digital communications, underwater acoustic communications, image processing, speech processing, and biomedical applications.
  • Emerging Technologies and Materials (formerly Nano Materials and Electronics) - including ferroelectrics, graphene, silicon carbide, diamond and functional nanostructures for sensors, electronics and photovoltaics, and underpinning multi-scale modelling.
  • µSystems (formerly Microelectronics System Design) - including asynchronous systems design, visualisation, synthesis and test. Metastability characterisation and time measurement. Neuro-silicon interfaces.
  • Power Electronics, Drives and Machines - including motor design, novel electromagnetic devices, power semiconductor devices and circuits, advanced control strategies research and smart grid technologies.

Within each group, there is a core of academic staff supervising research staff and postgraduate students.