Research Institute named University Electronics Department of the Year

Dr Keith Brown receives the University Electronics Department of the Year award from NMI CEO Derek Boyd and Raytheon's Brooke Hoskins.

The Research Institute of Signals, Sensors and Systems in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences has won the University Electronics Department of the Year at the NMI Electronic Systems Awards at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, London.

The category seeks to highlight university electronics departments that best demonstrate excellent liaison and partnership with industry. Judges place a particular emphasis on world-class electronics systems research with a strength in depth and evidence of a strong skills and knowledge transfer record with industry that turns ideas into economic benefit.

The category,sponsored by Raytheon, was presented by the company's Brooke Hoskins and NMI's CEO, Derek Boyd.

Speaking at the event Derek Boyd, CEO of UK electronics trade organisation NMI, said: "The institute demonstrated world-class R&D in microsystems and system integration. It has built strong and trusted relationships with key electronics systems companies, with many collaborations and projects leading to commercial success."