Research and innovation

Green communications

Professor Jaafar Elmirghani has been awarded a Fellowship by the IEEE for his contributions to energy efficient communications

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Professor Jaafar Elmirghani , School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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Our researchers have access to the following specialist facilities, from our state-of-the-art vector scan electron beam lithography system to a £6m nanotechnology cleanroom

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

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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 strong track record of collaborations with academic institutions and major international electronics and communication companies around the world. We also work extensively with other schools across the University of Leeds.


of our research activity is

'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' latest REF

Over 50

academic and research staff

working with over 95 PhD researchers to deliver high-impact research

Top 5

in the UK

in a combined unit of assessment, latest REF

Our research

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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in the UK

for Electronic and Electrical Engineering, latest REF

Welcome to the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Medical electronics

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

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Robotics research

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

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Staff | University Academic Fellow
Dr Virginia Pensabene is using organs-on-chip technology to investigate fertility problems. The next steps are to collaborate with key industrial partners to manufacture the device.

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A vibrant community of energy researchers tackling the energy challenge by drawing on scientific, technical, environmental, economic, political and societal and behavioural expertise.

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Brings together scientists and engineers across a wide range of disciplines to work on both fundamental and applied research.

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An interdisciplinary network driving innovation in robotics research.

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