The Department has a long tradition of combining fundamental research with exploitation and this has led to a strong portfolio of industrial contracts, European consortium memberships and direct exploitation. Strong research output and links with industry also underpins the "discipline-focused teaching" that differentiates us from our competitors.

We have extensive interdisciplinary links with applied mathematics, physics, psychology and medicine.

We have a number of research hubs facilitating collaborative working between groups including the Smart Internet Lab and QETlabs. These form a major part of Temple Quarter research strategy in the form of the Bristol Digital Futures Institute and Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre and have attracted considerable funding in terms of investment.

Associated research groups

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

Professor Angela Doufexi
Head of Department

Research excellence

The University of Bristol ranked 6th in the UK for Engineering in the Times Higher Education analysis of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework with 98% of our research recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.


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

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