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Research and PhD Programmes

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

Research Groups

Research in Electronic and Electrical Engineering is undertaken in five well established research groups;

Centre for Media Communications Research (CMCR)
Wireless Networks and Communications Centre (WNCC)
Brunel Institute for Power Systems (BIPS)
Centre for Electronic Systems Research (CESR)
Centre for Sensors and Instrumentation (CSI)

Research Centres and Institutes

Our College hosts four research centres:

Big Data Analytics
Autonomous Systems and Robotics
Human-Centred Research
Brunel Automotive Hub

Many of our academics are also members of the following institutes:

Institute of Energy Futures
Institute of Environment, Health and Societies
Institute of Materials and Manufacturing 

PhD programmes

You are very welcome to undertake your PhD or MPhil in one of our research areas and work alongside our researchers. As a research student you'll benefit from the latest work by internationally-renowned academics and the support of our Graduate School. Many of our research initiatives involve successful collaborations with industry, the public sector, business and government, both in the UK and overseas. We have many funded  and non-funded research degree opportunities available. For more information, visit our Research Degrees homepage  

Student testimonials


Houman Nakhli Mahal: Digital Signal Processing

Ravisara Limlahapun: Consumer behaviour

Yizhou Huang: 3D Display and image processing

Student Testimonials: Conducting research in EEC



Our funded studentships become available at different times of the year. Please keep checking our page regularly to see the latest funded opportunities. We also advertise all our funded studentships as soon as they become available on the @BrunelResearch twitter account.

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Watch our PhD poster presenation video: 

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