The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering is involved in several areas of innovative and cutting edge research.
Our staff have specialist research expertise and have received substantial funding to undertake their invaluable research. Our postgraduate research also covers a variety of topics in the School's focus areas.
- Power And Clean Energy (PACE) Research Group
- The PACE research group is devoted to the study of integrating clean energy generation systems (i.e., solar PV, wind turbine generators, fuel cell plants etc.) into power grids. Our research scope encompasses renewable energy sources, Smart grids, power electronics (especially FACTS devices), dynamic simulation and estimation of power systems, identification and design of Micro grids, network efficiency optimization, and electric vehicles. Our research work entails a wide spectrum of core electrical power engineering knowledge, including Control and Signal Processing techniques and modern Communication technologies.
- Optical and Biomedical Engineering
- The Optical+Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OBEL) conducts research in biomedical engineering at the interfaces of optics, photonics, biology, biotechnology, and medicine; a field often termed 'Biomedical Optics' or 'Biophotonics'. The group's research is directed towards new optical techniques and applications in medicine and the life sciences, with emphasis on biomedical imaging (optical-coherence tomography, holography and multi-photon microscopy), optical biopsy (propagation of diffuse light in tissues), and the therapeutic use of lasers.
- Microelectronics Research Group
- The Microelectronics Research Group (MRG) is a world-leading research and development group delivering solutions, new knowledge and education in advanced microelectronics, optoelectronics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, Very-large-scale integration (VLSI), photonics and microsystems technology, with particular focus on sensors in all areas. It is carrying out fundamental research, of international excellence in quality, by being responsive to the needs of industry, and by demonstrating and transferring technology from theory to practice.
- Control Systems Research Group
- Control methods are used whenever some quantity, such as temperature, altitude or speed, must be made to behave in some desirable way over time. For example, control methods are used to make sure that the temperature in our homes stays within acceptable levels in both winter and summer. Current research topics of the group include model/controller reduction, filter design techniques, robust control and singular systems.
- Signal Processing for Wireless Communication Laboratory
- Current research in the Signal Processing for Wireless Communications Laboratory (SPWCL) focuses on physical layer and media access layer of wireless systems that include Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing for broadband wireless communications, cognitive radio-based wireless system emulation, opportunistic-based multiple wireless access, and wireless mesh network.
- Centre for Intelligent Information Processing Systems (CIIPS)
- The Centre's mission is to be a national resource for research, consultancy and postgraduate studies in the area of intelligent information processing. It is active in the areas of intelligent systems, artificial neural networks, biomedical engineering, control, digital signal processing, parallel and distributed computing, image processing, pattern recognition, software engineering, spoken language systems, embedded systems.
- The Robotics and Automation Laboratory has been active for more than a decade doing research on all types of autonomous mobile robots, including intelligent driving and walking robots, autonomous underwater vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles. Other work includes the design of embedded controllers and embedded operating systems, and other simulation systems.
- Electromagnetic Compatibility
We have been researching electromagnetic compatibility-electromagnetic interference (EMC-EMI) effects. Radiation from printed circuit board (PCB) interconnections can be a significant contributor to the EMC and/or EMI performance of electronic systems and needs to be taken into account in the design process.