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High Frequency Engineering Group


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The group undertakes research in high frequency engineering (from radio to optical frequencies) which the University has an excellent track record.  In 1894 Oliver Lodge, a Professor at the University, made the world's first public radio transmission and two years later took the first surgical 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 measurements.
  • 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.