Electrical Engineering Research

The School of Engineering undertakes research in a wide variety of areas, grouped by engineering discipline: Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical. Click on a field of interest to find out more about that area of research.

Sensors

Sensors are used in a wide variety of machines, equipment and consumer goods. They are used to measure parameters such as temperature, distance, and electromagnetic flux. Developing small, low-cost, yet accurate and reliable, sensors is an important and ongoing research field.

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Photonics

Photonics pertains to the application of light. The high speeds and enhanced sensitivities made available by such optical systems are applied in fields such as telecommunications, health-sciences, positioning, robotics, spectroscopy, and many other areas.

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Microfabrication

Microfabrication relates to the design and construction of microsystems, which are often referred to as micromachines or microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). These systems have numerous applications, including microprocessor technology, sensors, power MEMS, displays, microfluidics, and many other areas.

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Power Electronics

Power electronics is the application of solid-state electronics for the control and efficient conversion of electric power for a wide range of consumer, industry and renewable energy applications. In academia, it is a subject of research in electrical engineering incorporating design, control, computation and integration of nonlinear, time varying energy processing electronic systems.

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Power Systems

Power systems are complex networks of electrical components for power generation, transmission and distribution, being used to serve industrial and residential use of electric power. The typical power system components include generators, transformers, transmission- lines, cables, substations equipment, power electronic converters, and the associated control, protection and communication systems. The purpose of modern power systems is to deliver clean, green and reliable energy efficiently to societies and to minimize their negative impact to the environment.

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Radio Frequency (RF) Systems

Radio frequency (RF) systems operate with high-frequency (megahertz and gigahertz) radio waves. The RF technology is used in many fields, including communications, positioning systems, sensing, health-sciences and many other areas.

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Digital Systems

Digital systems are a cornerstone of modern technology. Data is received, processed and transmitted as discrete representations of information. We can see the applications of digital systems in communications, robotics, computers, and many other areas.

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Wireless Communications

Wireless communications pertains to the transmission of information through free space, without being tethered by the need for electrical wires or optical fibres. This wireless approach allows for enhanced mobility, and it is the cornerstone of modern communication and positioning systems.

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Materials

Materials are fundamental to all areas of engineering science. Our understanding and application of materials brings about all the technologies that we see around us.

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Electromagnetics

Electromagnetics relates to the understanding and application of electric and magnetic fields. These fields take the form of waves, which can be applied in many fields, including communications, health-sciences, positioning, power, circuits, and many other areas.

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