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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Research for your business

We offer a range of opportunities for your business to collaborate with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Strategic research relationships are important in leveraging our research into commercial needs on a long-term basis. Examples include the University's hosting of the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre and the National Grid Power Systems Research Centre, as well as our strategic research framework agreements with the likes of EDF and Electricity North West.

Collaborative research offers a fantastic opportunity for businesses should your research goals align with those of individual researchers and can be a cost-effective way to improve the relevance and impact of the work carried out.

Examples of the Department's collaboration projects with industry include:

BP/Pipeline Engineering

With the support of BP and Pipeline Engineering, the Department has developed a patented pipeline monitoring system for detecting and locating leakages and blockages in high pressure gas pipelines.


The Department and e2v have forged a strong relationship, making huge strides in enabling molecular-beam epitaxy to be used in demanding, high volume-related applications, particularly in the field of mm-wave sensors.


The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a revolutionary all-electronic telescope for the 21st century, planned as a next generation 'discovery' telescope with a 1km2 collecting area. As part of this project, The University of Manchester has teamed up with Selex-Galileo to work on key technologies and components for the low band phased array elements of SKA.

Visualisation of pharmaceutical fluidised beds

The University has been leading research into electrical capacitance tomography (ECT) since the late 1980s. The latest ECT system has been used for visualisation of pharmaceutical fluidised beds for drying, granulation and coating.

Our work in this area has been supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and UMIP - a division of UMI3, the University's agent for intellectual property commercialisation - in collaboration with GEA Pharma Systems, AstraZeneca, Sherwood Scientific and DuPont.