Electronic & electrical engineeringCentre for Ultrasonic Engineering

The Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering (CUE) has over 30 years of expertise in the design and implementation of ultrasonic transducers and transducer systems across a broad range of industrial sectors. Our multi-disciplinary research team combines work on engineering, materials and biology into innovative transducer system solutions. As a result, CUE is well placed to meet the increasingly stringent demands for future ultrasonic technology development and is an important contributor towards Scottish and UK economic development.

The Centre addresses markets in non-destructive testing, industrial process ultrasound, condition monitoring, automation, underwater sonar and biomedical applications. We have expertise in ultrasonic transducer manufacture, system prototyping, instrumentation hardware, system simulation, robotics, metrology, data processing software and image analysis.

We are a founding member of the UK Research Centre for Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE) which is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and industry.

The Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering also founded the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE) with partner Centre for Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics at the University of Glasgow. FUSE offers a number of fully-funded PhD and EngD studentships to train the leading ultrasonic experts of tomorrow.

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