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Research Opportunities

µSystems PhD Research Opportunities

The µSystems (MicroSystems formerly Microelectronics System Design) Group develop microelectronics design. It has a successful history in producing high-quality PhD graduates.

‌Our aim is to tackle the challenges of evolving pervasive applications such as:

  • Internet of Things
  • Autonomous Devices
  • Bio-implantable Microsystems

Expertise in the Group includes:

  • circuits, architectures, algorithms, and systems
  • design automation tools
  • designing systems with low to zero energy footprints
  • converting energy to computation
  • communication with maximum energy utilization in a wide band of operating conditions

The group is made up of seven academic staff, seven research associates and 30 PhD students. The expertise of the Group covers fundamental and applied research in complex microsystems engineering.

The group has been very successful in producing high quality PhD graduates, most of whom go on to successful academic and industrial careers, in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas. The area of µSystems has been experiencing continuous world-wide growth and the skill set required for obtaining a PhD degree in it, which our programme provides, is extremely useful not only for people who intend to develop a further career within the microelectronics discipline but also elsewhere.

Some of our PhD graduates are currently holding senior positions in diverse fields from computing science to rail transport systems.

By the end of the programme you would have made contributions to and attended high quality international conferences. You would have also had experiences of collaboration with colleagues and external experts, and published papers in recognized research journals. 

The group has a highly connected environment and friendly atmosphere. Students on different projects frequently interact with one another both formally through our regular seminars such as the ASL series, co-hosted with colleagues in the School of Computing Science, and informally through daily contacts in the office and recreation spaces around the school.

Our students include mathematicians, programmers, circuit designers, biologists, and others from diverse backgrounds.

Students in lab