Research quality - ranked 2nd in the UK (RAE 2008)
Our School has been, for decades, one of the largest in the UK in the discipline of electrical and electronic engineering. As a result, we have been able to establish very strong, internationally recognised, research activities that span the entire spectrum of topics in the discipline.
We are active all the way from the nano-feature scale of opto-electronic devices to the global scale of communications systems. Along the way, we pass through "human-scale" topics like neural perception of visual scenes, "industry-scale" issues in sensing, imaging and control systems, and topics of "continental-scale " such as energy-efficient machines and electrical power transmission and distribution networks.
In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 that measures the quality of research conducted in universities and other higher education institutions in the UK against international standards of excellence the school confirmed its position at the forefront of research in this subject area. In terms of research quality we were ranked 2nd in the UK confirming our world class research reputation. The University of Manchester performed exceptionally well being rated 3rd in the UK in terms of research power.
To achieve critical mass in research, the school is organised into six large research groups of typically 50 researchers, with about 10 academic staff and Experimental Officers in each group. Each group has excellent, well-equipped laboratories, several of which have been established and/or refurbished by grants and donations, including many from industry.
We hope you find items of interest in our group research pages and we would welcome any enquiries, whether you are a prospective research student considering the opportunities we have to offer, or a potential industrial sponsor.