Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel also benefits from geographical proximity to most of the country’s information engineering and telecommunications industry.

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In addition, through our interdisciplinary links within the School of Engineering & Design, the University and beyond, and particularly the Energy & Environmental Sustainability and Complexity Collaborative Research Networks, we welcome enquiries from students interested in the following areas: Research activities in ECE cover a wide range of areas which have direct compliance with the industry vision and requirements, formed around two broad thematic areas namely, telecommunications, sustainable energy and systems.

The Department has an extensive research portfolio totalling £7.5M worth of ongoing research grants and contracts.

This is in addition to a large set of comprehensive high-quality teaching and learning resources coupled with strong research links with industry and an excellent record of employment amongst our graduates.

The BDRC, to which all academic Design staff contribute, is organised according to following thematic priorities: Inclusive Design + design for aging demographics - Farnaz Nickpour Perception Enhancement - Joseph Giacomin, Marco Ajovalasit Human Centred Design Institute (HCDI) - Joseph Giacomin, Marco Ajovalasit, Farnaz Nickpour Sustainability and Social Responsibility - David Harrison, Fabrizio Ceschin, Ian de Vere, Richard Bonser Cleaner Electronics - David Harrison, Yanmeng Xu, Peter Evans, Tony Vilches Design Management + Strategy - Busayawan Lam, Youngok Choi, Stephen Green Open Design, design entrepreneurship and the digital economy - Ian de Vere, Fabrizio Ceschin Creativity and innovation - Ian de Vere, Stephen Green Digital design - digital production - Jinsheng Kang Information Architecture - Olinkha Gustafson-Pearce Richard Bonser, David Rees, Richard Rakowski, Yanmeng Xu Ian de Vere, Fabrizio Ceschin Stephen Green, Richard Rakowski Designplus / Co-Innovate - Andrew Ward, Stephen Green Information on our research can be found in our Research Brochure. We are currently looking to recruit highly motivated students to undertake postgraduate research in the following areas: Research Institute for Sustainability in Engineering (RISE) The vision of the Research Institute for Sustainability in Engineering (RISE) is to convey the concepts of sustainability within the study and practice of civil engineering.

Innovative materialsand sustainable construction (contact: Dr Mizi Fan) Timber and reengineered timber products; Natural fibre composites; Wood cement composites; Materials from recyclates; Advanced composites; Lightweight construction; Innovative construction design.

Geo-engineering and the environment (contact: Dr Philip Collins) Site investigation; characteristics and stability of engineering soils and sediments; coastal and floodplain environmental change; earthquake impacts; cold environment soil and hydraulic processes; environmental engineering.

Advanced structures (contact: Dr Giulio Alfano) Analysis of RC beams retrofitted with FRP; cohesive-zone models for the analysis of delamination in composites and crack growth; Non linear analysis of reinforced-concrete structures; silo structures; monitoring bridges.

AMEE research group a leading, world class research group in advanced manufacturing technology, enterprise engineering and engineering management, this is truly a place where cutting edge research brings the frontiers of science and technology to postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Our members ensure that we can provide an excellent experience in a friendly and supportive environment.