School of engineering and physical sciences
The school, with its five Research Institutes covering the fields of engineering and applied sciences, have expert teams of supervisors and researchers with backgrounds in electronic, electrical, computer, mechanical and chemical engineering. We carry out research in a variety of topics ranging from on advanced materials to electrical systems integration developing world class solutions to meet industry needs.
The research institute involved in the CDT is the Research Institute of Signals, Sensors and Systems, which has around 20 members of staff, 52 Research Associates and 65 Ph.D. students and managed an annual research income in 2013-2014 of around £8.12M. The main research interests are microsystems and smart systems integration, robotics, sub-ocean systems engineering, signal and image processing, and microwave engineering. We are developing key innovations in sensor design, manufacture, integration and packaging, autonomous and distributive systems, communication system design and optimisation, tracking, recognition and classification, embedded software and hardware design.
Our research has impact in several key areas, including Medicine and the Life Sciences, Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Transport, Manufacturing and Quality Control, Medicine and Health, Human-Computer Interaction and Communication, Wireless and Wired Communication Networks, Electronics and Microelectronics, Environmental Monitoring and Remote Sensing, Security, Surveillance and Defence.