The Department performs world-leading teaching and research. Our research activities are organised under two umbrellas: Communications and Electrical Energy Management, as well as extensive interdisciplinary links with Applied Mathematics, Physics, Psychology and Medicine.

Given the dynamic nature of our field, there has been a marked shift in emphasis to embrace low-carbon technologies, adopting a holistic approach to communication systems research, and exploiting new advances in optical devices. The Department is associated with five closely coupled research groups:

Research groups

  • Detail of abstract image from Visual Information Laboratory bannerVisual Information Laboratory - with a focus on emerging multimedia applications, end-to-end transport and analytics
  • Photonics logo‌Photonics - reflecting a broader remit including Quantum Information and enabling technologies
  • Microelectronics logoMicroelectronics - addressing a primary research theme of Energy Aware COmputing (EACO)


State-of-the-art facilities include quantum and photonic laboratories, high performance networks and more »

For more general information on research activities, please contact the relevant Head of Group.

Dr Kevin Morris
Head of Department