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.

The range of research activities presented above would not be possible without the disposal of an extensive range of facilities such as microfabrication cleanrooms, anechoic chamber for the measurement of field radiation patterns, low temperature cofired ceramic manufacturing laboratories, high voltage laboratory (one of four left in the UK), microwave manufacturing and characterisation facility, wireless communication laboratory and rapid prototyping facilities including electroplating suite. The research institute is very much a hands-on engineering institute with a strong applied and industrial research emphasis.

For further information on research activity within the institute please click on the following themes:

Case studies

See examples of our research and industrial case studies

Research pooling

The institute and many of our staff are actively involved in research pooling initiatives including: