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.
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.
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.