Research in the School of Engineering and Technology

Hand holding a model airplane The School of Engineering and Technology's Centre for Engineering Research has a long history of industry-focused research and development in addition to public-sector funding, evolving from the research base.

Our research is at the forefront of innovation in science, engineering and information sciences, with 95% of our engineering research being rated as internationally excellent or internationally recognised in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 .

Our well-equipped laboratories and diverse expertise of academic and research staff in the School allow us to enhance learning and teaching and grow our collaborative partnerships, gaining impact as well as widening the end-used benefit of our research.

Our strategy and approach to managing research impact is underpinned by the industrial relevance of our activities and seeks to provide a sustainable platform from which to grow the future exploitation of our research outputs.

To promote and encourage research growth while emphasising research quality and focussed activity, the Centre for Engineering Research (CER) include areas such as:

Digital media processing and biometrics

Digital media processing and biometrics

Digital media processing and biometrics have a wide range of applications in physical access, logical access, and law enforcement....

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Materials and structures

Materials and structures

Welcome to the Materials and Structures Research Group in CER...

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Microfluidics and microengineering

Microfluidics and microengineering

Our Microfluidics and Microengineering Research Group performs both academic research into novel microengineered devices and techniques, and pursues business-fa...

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Optical Networks Research Group

Optical Networks Research Group

The Optical Networks Research Group has a significant track record on OFDMA-PONs, optical/wireless MAC layer protocols and architectures and WDM/TDM access netw...

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Radio and mobile communication systems

Radio and mobile communication systems

The research activity in this group is mainly concerned with the emerging enabling physical layer technologies for future generation wireless and mobile communi...

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Sustainable energy technologies

Sustainable energy technologies

Welcome to the Sustainable Energy Technology Research Group in CER...

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Impact of research

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