Our research

Our department is home to world-leading research groups working in areas including nano-technology, computer architectures based on biological systems, electromagnetic compatibility and advanced wireless communications systems.

Our research areas fit into three overarching groups:

Communication Technologies Research Group

Communication Technologies Research Group

Research capabilities:

  • Communication systems and protocols
  • Signals and waveforms
  • Audio and acoustics
  • Applied electromagentics and devices

Areas of application:

  • 5G ultra-high capacity density systems
  • High altitude platforms
  • Underwater networks
  • Virtual acoustic environments
  • Electromagnetic compatibility

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Intelligent Systems and Nano-science Research Group

Research capabilities:

  • Adaptive devices and architectures
  • Bio-molecular electronics
  • Nano-scale technologies
  • Computational biomedical systems

Areas of application:

  • Nano-devices and microelectronic design and automation
  • Programmable biology
  • Many-core architectures and systems
  • Healthcare
  • Collective and adaptive robots

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Engineering Education and Management Research Group

Research interests:

  • Developing entrepreneurial skills
  • Working with small businesses
  • European engineering degree programmes
  • On-line and distance learning

Areas of application:

We're involved in a range of pan-European collaborative projects in engineering education and management issues, especially related to entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in the electronics industry.

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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account

The University of York has been awarded three years of funding to support our ongoing programme of engagement with external partners on impact-generating projects within engineering and physical sciences.

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