Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)

Strathclyde’s Engineering submission, which included the research of seven departments from the Faculty of Engineering, has the joint highest impact quality profile in Scotland and joint highest environment quality profile in Scotland, based on GPA as calculated by THE.

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Delivering pioneering research with industrial, social and economic impact.

We're one of the leading departments of our kind, internationally recognised for our research excellence, industry engagement and first-class teaching programmes.

All our activities are driven by two broad-based research institutes, supported by 60 academic staff and more than 220 researchers. The institutes’ expertise spans power and energy, telecommunications, signals, ultrasonics, microsystems, photonics and control systems.

Creating sustainable energy systems, designing networks to support communications infrastructure and developing electro-technologies to combat public health issues are just a few examples of their current research activities. These are being carried out in collaboration with key UK and global business, industry and government partners, in world-class industry engagement research centres & facilities (IERCs), such as:

  • PNDC – Europe’s first research centre dedicated to the development and demonstration of 'smart-grid' technologies
  • Two EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT), offering advanced research study opportunities in Wind & Marine Energy Systems, and Future Power Networks & Smart Grids
  • FIRST – the UK’s only technology transfer laboratory dedicated to ultrasonic non-destructive testing and evaluation research
  • Industrial Centre for White Space Communications – a multidisciplinary international centre,focusing on R & D in areas related to the White Space dynamic radio spectrum evolution

Find out what one of our PhD students, Keerati, thinks of Strathclyde and Glasgow.

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Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

University of Strathclyde,
Royal College Building
204 George St,
Glasgow, G1 1XW

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