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Royal Holloway is one of the UK's leading, research intensive universities, and home to a world-leading research community, with a commitment to research-led teaching. The Department of Electronic Engineering complements our diverse research portfolio with its own unique areas of research to build additional world-class centres of expertise in new areas of activity, such as power systems, communications, nanotechnology, music and media technology, human factors, novel computing and signal processing. 

Our current research groups include:

Voice, Audio and Biosignals Group

Group leader: Professor David Howard

Crucial to human existence is our ability to communicate by voice (speech and singing) and maintaining our health. Increasing our understanding about voice production and hearing provides a route to improving analysis and communication systems in the future. The Voice, Audio and Biosignals Group aims to understand how we hear sounds and to further knowledge of and improve acoustic analysis techniques.  Our second strand of research is concerned with analysing biomedical signals for diagnostic and therapeutic applications in active human health monitoring.

For more information please visit our Voice, Audio and Biosignals Group page.

Nano-Electronics Group

Group leader: Dr Wenqing Liu

Nano-electronics is an emergent interdisciplinary topic for the research of how nanotechnology
can be used in Electronic Engineering. It covers a diverse set of advanced electronic materials
and devices, with the common characteristic that they are so small that inter-atomic interactions and quantum phenomena need to be studied extensively. This holds the fundamental answer for how people may increase the capabilities of the next-generation sensing, computation, and memory devices while reducing their size, weight, and power-consumption. The Department of Electronic Engineering at Royal Holloway performs cutting edge research in nano-electronics by working closley with theorists and experimentalists in physics, chemistry, biology, material and computer science.

For more information please visit our Nano-Electronics Group page.

Power Systems Group

Group leader: Dr Stefanie Kuenzel

Power Systems is a research topic addressing many of the current challenges ranging from climate change to depletion of limited resources, ultimately aiming for a sustainable energy
future. It covers a diverse set of topics, ranging from electricity generation to transmission and demand side management. Research in power systems enables a future with vast amounts of renewable generation including wind, photovoltaic and other emerging technologies. This future requires research in order to deliver a stable and reliable transmission system to transport the power and a smarter way of measuring power consumption and altering demand behavior. Through a collaborative approach, the Power Systems Group performs cutting edge research within the department as well as with external contacts from industry and academia.

For more information please visit our Power Systems Group research page.


For departemntal research and impact enquiries please contact:

Director of Research
Dr Wenqing Liu
Email: Dr Wenqing Liu



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