Background to ESDC

‌‌The electronics group originates from one of the four departments that joined together to form the School of Engineering, now College of Engineering.

The Centre has particular interests in power electronics. The Centre is best known for its research in ground-breaking Power IC technology, which combines power devices with low voltage control IC technology, the key technology for more energy efficient electronics.

The application of power electronics in embedded energy generation is also an area of rapid growth within the group.

Other areas of particular interest include MEMS and Energy Harvesting, PV Technology and Systems, Systems, Control and Software Engineering, Computational Electromagnetics, Speech and Image Processing.

Current research is being supported by grants from

  • Royal Society
  • ERDF, and for specific projects by EU Consortium grants (under FRAMEWORK and other initiatives)