This research Division covers all aspects of electrical engineering from the nano-scale to heavy duty power applications. Professor Bill Milne is the Divisional 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 Electronics, 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.
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 Disney Research, Dow Corning Corporation 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 Cambridge Integrated Knowledge Centre brings together research activities in molecular and macromolecular materials in the Electrical Engineering Division. It also draws on the expertise of the Judge Business School, the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and the Centre for Business Research (CBR), to create innovative knowledge exchange activities spanning business research, training and specific exploitation.
The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. This engineering innovation centre allows our partners to meet, and effectively establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications.