What we are researching
We have a number of research areas within each of the Department's eight research centres and groups.
Advanced Technology Institute
Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing
Institute for Communication Systems
- Energy conversion
- Triboelectric generation
- Thermoelectric generation
- RF energy harvesting
- Nanofabrication and characterisation
- Functional nanomaterials
- Carbon nanotubes interconnects
- Water purification using magnetic nanocarbons
- Printed electronics
- Large-area microwave and RF devices and circuits
- Power-efficient transistors for large area electronic circuits
- New device concepts for uniformity and energy efficiency
- Solution processable nanowire field-effect transistors
- Pressure and presence sensors.
Surrey Space Centre
Find a course
All of our postgraduate research students studying on one of the electronic engineering PhD's are members of a research centre within our department where they receive consistent support during their studies.
Funding information:The award will be for a period of three years and includes home tuition fees, plus a stipend (approx £14,296 p.a).
Adaptive communication modelling using software defined radio
Funding information:The funding is available for 3 years for a total amount of £18,491 p.a. for home and EU applicants. This is made up of a bursary (£14,296) and fees (£4,195) per annum, pro rata and will be increased every year to cover the cost of both fees and bursary up to a total of three years.
Artificial intelligence for adaptive key management for internet of things services in future mobile networks
Funding information:This research project has funding attached. Funding for this project is available to UK citizens. All tuition fees and stipend are covered (£22,500 per annum).
Quantum Biology studentships
The Leverhulme Quantum Biology Doctoral Training Centre (QB DTC) invites applications from excellent candidates for seven fully funded PhD studentships, covering fees and maintenance, for October 2019 entry.
What our students say
Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.
Our department has a wide range of facilities available for research into areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, security, energy conversion, space missions, healthcare and nanomaterials just to name a few.