The Electronics & BioEngineering Group research is geared towards using technology for improving quality of life, creating a sustainable future and impacting society. The research spans a diversity of areas and is divided into broad themes: telecommunications, nanoelectronics and microsystems, bioelectronics and bio-inspired technologies. We work closely with colleagues from various groups and international partners to develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing the world today.
Image: By National Institute of Standards and Technology - Spintronic Devices, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51195188
Our research interests include:
- Design and development of spintronic nanodevices for non-volatile memory/logic and sensor applications.
- Nanodevices for bio-inspired electronics
- DNA biosensors for healthcare applications
- Diabetes technology/micro-biosensors and management
- Diagnostics and personalised medicine technology and applications
- Telecommunications and signal processing
For detailed information on current fees visit Fees and funding
Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) in an engineering, physics or related subject.
Potential research projects
If you are interested in undertaking a PhD in any area related to the topics above, please get in touch with one of the listed supervisors. You can find out more about the research interests of each academic by clicking on their profile link below.
Before submitting an application, you will need to do some background reading around your topic and develop a research proposal. We can provide assistance with identifying funding sources and occasionally offer funded PhD projects. We welcome mature students and we are open to applications for part-time and full-time study.
Current/recent research projects
- Evolutionary adaptive self-learning machine vision
- A heterosynaptic spiking neural system for the development of Autonomous agents
- Multilevel hypernetworks in team robotics
If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:
- Vikram Goolaup
- +44 (0)1908 655346
For general enquiries please contact the Research Degrees Team via the link
under 'Your Questions' on the right of the page.