The University of Leeds is one of the top ten universities for research and student education in the UK and is internationally acknowledged as a centre of excellence for a comprehensive range of academic and professional disciplines. It has an annual income of over €650M and over 30,000 students (over 7,000 post graduate students) and approximately 6,450 staff of 99 different nationalities, attached to 560 different undergraduate and 300 postgraduate degree programmes. Its annual research income exceeds €160M of which over 10% derives from EU awards. Leeds’ research income from the FP7 programme is over €128M; under FP6, Leeds was involved in over 200 funded projects that were awarded over €60M. It also has hosted/is currently hosting 60 FP7 Marie Curie Individual Fellowships and Integration Grants and is currently co-ordinating 14 FP7 ITNs and is a partner in 16 others.

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has a long-standing history of pre-eminence in high frequency electronics, incorporating fundamental understanding, design, modelling, and fabrication of devices, components, and subsystems from 1 GHz through to terahertz (THz) frequencies, quantum electronic devices and semiconductor nanotechnology. The School was ranked top in the UK for electronic engineering research in the 2008 UK Government Research Assessment Exercise with an overwhelming 80% of activity deemed ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’, and second in the subsequent 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise, with all submitted activity deemed ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’

Main contact: Prof. Edmund  Linfield – Email: e.h.linfield(at)

School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
LS2 9JT United Kingdom