News Stories

The latest news stories from Electronic Engineering, it's centres and the ATI are shown below:


Surrey academics receive fellowships from the Royal Academy of Engineering

Surrey welcomes the news that two of its academics – Professor John Watts from Surrey’s Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences, and Visiting Professor Stephen Temple CBE from the upcoming 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) – have been elected Fellows by the Royal Academy of Engineering. 

Read more about our academics and their achievements on the main Feature page.


New method to detect prize particle for future quantum computing

Research published in the journal Nature Communications uncovers a new method to detect Majorana particles, a key element for a next-generation quantum computing platform. 

Read more about the newly-published quantum research on the main Feature page.


Research into bismuth-containing lasers and solar cells featured in EE Times

Conventional semiconductor devices including lasers and solar cells are made of crystals containing elements such as gallium, indium and phosphorous.

Now, Professor Stephen Sweeney, within Surrey’s Department of Physics and Advanced Technology Institute, has discovered that adding the crystalline element bismuth and nitrogen to the mix produces an alloy with improved electronic and optical properties – which can be used to create lasers and solar cells with greater efficiency.

Read more about Professor Sweeney's work on the main Feature page.


Surrey launches in-orbit demonstrator satellite

Surrey Space Centre and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) have launched their first in-orbit technology demonstration mission for innovative UK spacecraft equipment and software.

Discover more about TechDemoSat-1 on the main Feature page.


ATI researcher awarded prestigious Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

Dr Richard Curry has won a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship to fund research that could lead to the development of faster, more efficient electronic devices. 

Read more about Dr Curry's research and award on the main Feature page.


Professor Sir Martin Sweeting scoops Space Research award

Surrey academic picks up prize at COSPAR 2014’s Scientific Assembly, hosted by the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

Read more about Professor Sir Sweeting's award and achievements on the main Feature page.


Surrey Space Centre under new leadership

Surrey Space Centre (SSC) welcomes the announcement that Professor Sir Martin Sweeting is to take up the position of Chair, and Professor Guglielmo Aglietti the role of Director of the Centre. 

Read more about the changes and what it will mean for the SSC on the main Feature page.


Surrey academic rebuilds the science behind field electron emission

Dr Richard Forbes gives plenary talk at the ‘Tenth International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference’ in St Petersburg, Russia. 

Read more about Dr Forbes' research on the main Feature page.

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