Research within the Department
Renowned research within electrical power machines and drives microelectronic systems
Research undertaken by the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is based within the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Centre.The Centre has two key research groups – the Microelectronics Research Group and the Electric Machines and Drives Research Group.
In the latest research assessment (Research Excellence Framework 2014), seven of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Centre’s academics submitted to the Unit of Assessment 13. 100% of these research outputs were assessed as internationally excellent (3*), while 71% of the submission was ranked as internationally excellent (3*).
The Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering has expertise within the following key research areas:
- New materials and devices for future microelectronic industry
- New characterisation techniques for VLSI devices
- Development of advanced techniques for variables-speed electric drives
- Qualification, modelling and aging prediction
- Development of novel control techniques for power electronic converters
- Modelling, simulation and experimental characterisation of power electronic converters and variable speed drives