The group undertakes research in high
frequency engineering (from radio to optical frequencies)
which the University has an excellent track record. In
Oliver Lodge, a Professor at the University, made the
world's first public
radio transmission and two years later took the first
X-ray in the UK. Nowadays, the research activities in
this group are mainly focused in the following areas:
- Antennas and radio propagation for
wireless communications and systems.
- Electromagnetic imaging and tomography
using RF (such as GPR), MW and THz techniques.
- Electromagnetic simulation and
- Wireless system developments (such as software
defined radio and RFID systems).
- THz devices, systems and applications.
In addition, this group has been working on
free electron lasers, microwave plasma, underwater
communications, environmental and sustainable technologies, NDT
sensors, and their applications. For example, free
electron lasers (from RF/microwave to
infra red frequencies) are being used in fundamental studies for
welding, cutting, semiconductor processing, plasma heating and
medical applications. A wide range of research projects
are being undertaken in these areas, with international
collaborations with industry and other universities.