Centre for Engineering Research (CER)

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Overview

The Centre for Engineering Research carries out research across the engineering disciplines.

Engineering

Our research groups have world-leading and internationally-recognised research, with our staff collaborating with European and global partners and working alongside industry to deliver innovative solutions to their problems.

Our research includes microfluidics and microengineering, sustainable energy technologies, materials and structures, radio and mobile communications, optical networks, digital media processing and biometrics, and aerospace engineering. Our engineering facilities include over 4000m2 of laboratory and simulation equipment and we have been investing heavily in state-of-the-art instrumentation, equipment and test facilities.

Over recent years engineering research has been sponsored and funded by EPSRC, EU FP7, Home Office, DSTL, BAE Systems, BBSRC, DTI, EEDA, GigaSat, TTi, CSC (China), MBDA, Fulcrum Voice Technologies, CitySync, Altrium, BT Labs and Altera.

Research Groups in the Centre for Engineering Research are occasionally able to offer self-funded short term internships of up to 12 weeks, depending on the applicants experience. If you are interested in this scheme then please complete the application form and email this to the main contact in one of the research groups listed below.

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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Materials and structures

Materials and structures

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

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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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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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PhD opportunities in engineering

PhD opportunities in engineering

The School of Engineering and Technology offers PhD study opportunities across our areas of research interest. PhD study typically takes 3 to 4 years full time...

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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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