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Durham University

Department of Physics

Electronic Engineering Services


MES workshop technicians in action

Electronic Engineering Services provides a professional support facility to physics and other departments within the university covering the design and development of bespoke electrical and electronic circuits to meet a diverse range of applications. Embedded processors, software development, control systems and design support are a sample of the range of skills that are available from our team.

Location and Staff

Electronic Engineering Services (EES) is located on the first floor of the Department of Physics in Rooms 131 and 133 and is supported by four Electronics Technicians: Mr JF Scott, Mr A Hunter, Mr F Wandji and Mr R Platt

EES provides

Design & Development

  • Our team of professionally qualified electronics engineers specialize in the design and development of circuits for a multitude of embedded and analogue applications.
  • We have specialist skills in embedded processors/firmware having developed microprocessor solutions in embedded C for a range of processors that run complex and real time operating systems.
  • Alongside this we have developed vhdl code for fpga’s implementing a range of control circuits.

Analogue circuit design is a key part of the support that we provide

  • From initial concept designs can be simulated and progressed through to a bespoke standalone instrument.
  • Examples included high speed optical transmitter/receiver circuits, servo circuit for laser intensity stabilization and high speed photo-diode circuit.

Equipment Repair Service

  • We provide an electrical/electronic equipment repair service for the department covering student labs, research groups as well as supporting other university wide departments who do not have the technical expertise or equipment to do their own repairs.


  • We can provide general advice and guidance on best working practices in both electrical and electronics engineering, supporting both students and academics to achieve their goals.

Jobs can be booked into the workshop via the Physics Database system - for internal access click here and for external access click here.