Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering

The University of Edinburgh is to join a national research community working to improve infrastructure and cities in the UK and beyond, it was announced today. The University joins the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) along with Heriot-Watt University in a collaboration known jointly as the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering. UKRIC consists of 15 University partners, working to improve infrastructure decision making through collaborative research.

The School's Professor of Mobile Communications, Harald Haas, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession. Professor Haas has pioneered advances in the design of networked visible light communication systems, known as 'LiFi' (Light Fidelity) based on light emitting diode transmitters and the invention of spatial modulation for simplifying the implementation of mobile multiple input, multiple output wireless transmission systems.

The School's Professor Harald Haas has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

University Court has committed funding for a major new School of Engineering building at its Meeting on Monday 30 September 2019. At a cost of £33.5m, work on Engineering Module 1 will commence in spring 2020 and is due to be completed in summer 2022. The development at the south west corner of the King’s Buildings campus will host new classrooms, research spaces and computer labs, alongside the offices of the Head of School and Professional Services, and Engineering Teaching Organisation, over an area of 6,500 sqm on five floors.

Architect's image of Engineering Module 1 (Copyright: BDP)

A digital communication engineer appointment is available in the Li-Fi Research and Development Centre. The LiFi Research and Development Centre at the University of Edinburgh is the world leading centre which translates fundamental Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 visible light communication research into commercial TRL 6 reference platforms for a large number of industries.

UoE Vacancy Ref: 

049791

Closing Date: 

Monday, October 14, 2019

The EU-ITN project ENLIGT’EM (https://enlightem.eu/) is now recruiting 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) to work on a diverse range of challenges in visible light communications/LiFi. Two of these positions, ESR 1.1 and ESR 2.1, are now available in the LiFi Research & Development Centre, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh.

UoE Vacancy Ref: 

048966

Closing Date: 

Monday, September 9, 2019

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