The Centre for Electronic Systems draws together many research topics concerned with the application of electronics and photonics to the creation of new sensor, actuator or information gathering systems.
This field builds upon the fundamental subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to deliver high performance measurement systems for all aspects of Engineering, Medicine and the Applied Sciences.
The staff associated with the Centre are all professionally trained Electronic Engineers and Physicists. Their specialist knowledge is best summarised in a list of key words and phrases which cover current and recent research projects:
- Optical Engineering & Photonics
- Thermal Modelling
- Printed Circuit Design
- Failure Mechanisms & Reliability
- Integrated Circuit Design
- System (SOC) Development
- Smart Cards
- Imaging and Optics
- Sensors and Transducers
- Robotics and Automation
- Telecommunications, Networks, Telemetry
- CE Marking
As such the Centre, in addition to carrying world-class fundamental research, has a strong enabling interface with Industry which is just as vital and creative in the exploration of new solutions. The cross flow of technological research is in both directions across the Commercial and Academic boundary.
You can find infofmation in our current projects page.
Key Funded Projects
CES has provided the key initiative and academic leadership in major multi-million pound projects in the University such as the North East Micro-Electronics Centre (NEMEC) and the Regional Centre for Electronics Technology (ReCET).
Our most recent high profile venture is in forming the National Faraday Partnership for Electronics and Photonics integration (EPPIC), a collaboration with the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield, Leeds and Heriot-Watt. These time-limited funding opportunities contribute to the accumulating equipment and knowledge base of CES.
A new project established this year is our Centre for Electronic Nano Systems (CENS), a focal point to support the design of System on Chip (SOC) devises for Sensor Integration in modern IT systems. The project in particular exploits the new emerging potential for nano systems and molecularly engineered devices.