Department of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Strategic Aim: Pursuing fundamental electrical, electronic and photonic research at the material, device and system levels with a focus on creating integrated solutions in the fields of nanotechnology, sensing, energy generation, energy conversion, displays and communications.

The research in the Electrical Engineering Division covers all aspects of electrical engineering from the nano-scale to heavy-duty power applications. Professor Andrew Flewitt is the Divisional Head and Dr Tawfique Hasan the Deputy Head.

Photonics is an active and growing area of research with three groups investigating different aspects of photonics, applications, and materials whilst collaborating with each other and a variety of industrial partners.

The Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science group conducts research in large area electronic materials and high-power semiconductor devices, carbon nanotubes, and semiconducting nanowires.

The Electrical Power and Energy Conversion group focuses on power electronic devices and integrated circuits, and their uses in various applications. Other major research strands include solar cells and their integration in power systems, integrated design of electrical machines and drives, electromagnetic modelling, radio frequency and microwave power for industrial applications, and electrical power applications of superconductivity.

The Bioelectronics Laboratory is developing better tools for healthcare.

Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) is based on a partnership agreement between the University of Cambridge and a number of major industrial companies for the purpose of jointly commissioned research and device development. Global companies China Aerospace BIACD, China Rail Zhuzhou Institute, Disney Research, and Jaguar Land Rover already put their trust in CAPE to convert thought leadership to industry applications through jointly commissioned research in photonics and electronics.

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals, and hybrid nanomaterials. The Centre allows our partners to meet and effectively establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications.

The Nanoscience Centre is an 1800m2 research facility completed in January 2003 and located at the north east corner of the University's West Cambridge Site. The Centre provides open access to over 300 researchers from a variety of University Departments to the nanofabrication and characterisation facilities housed in a combination of Clean Rooms and low noise laboratories.

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Large-Area Electronics addresses key manufacturing research challenges aimed to meet end-user needs for multifunctional large-area electronic systems that include sensors, power generation and storage, signal processing and logic elements, and output capability through information display or by wireless transmission.