Research and innovation

Transforming cancer treatment with nanosurgical tools

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Improving fertility outcomes

Pregnancy success as a result of IVF could improve due to research using organ-on-a-chip technology, being advanced by Dr Virginia Pensabene

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Research-led learning

Our scientists and engineers are tackling global challenges to make an impact in the real world

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Research and innovation

Our School has over 100 years of research history, leading to outstanding impact from our research. This includes pioneering work on: microwave, semiconductor, and terahertz technologies, bio-nano and quantum technologies; robotics; ultrasound and medical imaging; energy-efficient green communications networks; wireless and mobile communications; power electronic systems; and renewable energy.

We have a track record of collaborations with academic institutions and major international electronics and communication companies around the world. We work extensively with other schools across the University of Leeds, and have strong links with the Bragg Centre for Materials Research, Energy Leeds and Robotics at Leeds.

Top 100

in the world for Engineering

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject

Over 70

academic and research staff

working with over 65 PhD researchers to deliver high-impact research


in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Guardian University Guide 2022

Our research institutes

We have a longstanding international reputation for communications, signal processing, control systems and instrumentation, optical communications and networking.

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We cover high frequency electronics, incorporating fundamental understanding, design, modelling and fabrication of devices, components and subsystems from 1 GHz through to terahertz (THz) frequencies.

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We promote cutting-edge research and education in the field of robotics, autonomous systems and sensing, with a strong focus on translational impact of our discoveries.

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Interdisciplinary focus

Our pioneering research in the medical applications of electronics is creating technology to transform the future of healthcare.

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Our research addresses key challenges on national and global scales through the development of novel robotic technologies.

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The Bragg Centre brings together scientists and engineering across a wide range of disciplines to conduct leading materials research.

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Collaborate with us

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to work with you, to access our research, expertise, training and facilities.

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We offer access to specialist facilities and laboratories across a wide range of areas, from our state-of-the-art vector scan electron beam lithography system to a £6m nanotechnology cleanroom.

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