Research in the School of Electronic Engineering

The School did exceptionally well in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), which ranked us 4th in the UK for research outputs. This continues our excellent research standing as evidenced by the RAE results from 2008 when 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.

Research themes

The School of Electronic Engineering has two main research themes:

  • Optoelectronic Devices and Systems (ODS),
  • Organic Electronics (OE),

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.