Research in Engineering recognised by REF 2021

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering was one of five academic units at Leeds included within the assessment of Engineering research through the 2021 UK Research Excellence Framework.

54% of Leeds' Engineering research activity submitted was assessed as "world-leading", with an additional 43% assessed as "internationally excellent".  

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has particular research strengths in terahertz photonics, communication networks and surgical robotics, which are currently supported by six EPSRC Programme Grants. It also provides national leadership in materials research through the Royce Institute. Over one third of the school's research-active academic staff are working on technologies for healthcare applications including cancer screening and therapy, robotic endoscopy and lab-on-a-chip diagnosis.     

The engineering research environment at Leeds was highly rated, with 88% being assessed as “world-leading”. The School benefits from outstanding facilities in the University’s new Sir William Henry Bragg Building, including a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary cleanroom, and bioelectronics, epitaxial growth and robotics research facilities.   

View the University of Leeds REF 2021 results for all units of assessment.