Research Centres and Institutes
The School did exceptionally well in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, coming joint second in the UK. Strikingly, ALL of the research papers submitted were judged to be of international quality (rated 2*, 3* or 4*) and 75% of those submitted were rated either world leading (4*) or internationally excellent quality (3*). Our research environment - also of considerable importance to postgraduate students - received a remarkably high rating as well.
The School of Electronic Engineering has two main research themes:
- Optoelectronic Devices and Systems (ODS),
- Organic Electronics (OE),
with further activity in laser micromachining being undertaken in the University’s spin-out company UK LMC Ltd based in the OpTIC Technium in St Asaph.
Through a combination of basic, strategic and applied research these groups aim to develop fundamental understanding of key physical mechanisms and also aim to develop commercially exploitable technology.