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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Newcastle University

36 months
Duration
24600 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
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About

Join us for your PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. You're encouraged to view our research group expertise for details of our research areas and opportunities. This will help you to develop research in a chosen subject.Our research groups cover four areas:Nanomaterials & electronicsMicroelectronic system designPower electronics, drives & machinesCommunications & Signal Processing.

Overview

Nanomaterials and electronicsOur research in this area includes:

  • strained Si technology for high-speed low-power integrated circuits
  • SiC for high-temperature, high-power electronics
  • reliability of interconnects
  • high-k dielectrics and developing novel electrical characterisation
  • ferroelectric materials for tunable capacitance and integration with silicon technology
  • biomedical devices
  • sensors and electronics for hostile environments
  • Si-based photovoltaics
  • nm scale material characterisation
  • diffusion in semiconductors
  • atomic layer deposition
  • device fabrication
  • technology CAD
  • molecular electronics
  • integrative systems and applications
  • first-principles simulation of defects in semiconductors
  • theoretical modelling of the properties of materials.

The group has many international collaborative research programmes. We have been successful in placing PhD students at other world-leading research laboratories. Including IMEC and SEMATECH for periods of three to nine months.

Microelectronic system designOur research in this area includes:

  • asynchronous systems design and test
  • design automation, synthesis and verification
  • concurrent systems modelling and implementation
  • metastability modelling and characterisation
  • on-chip synchronisation
  • dynamical systems methods in IC design
  • networks-on-chip
  • wireless sensor design
  • secure IC design
  • logarithmic scale computing
  • self-timed FPGAs
  • variability analysis and variation-tolerant IC design
  • power scavenging and power elastic computing
  • fault tolerant systems
  • design for testability and testing
  • biomedical interface electronics
  • optical-electronic interface
  • 3D stacked IC design.

The group has international leadership in asynchronous systems design. We have a successful track record of research collaboration with industry. Including:

  • multinational microelectronics giants
  • EDA start-ups
  • world-leading laboratories such as IMEC.
Microelectronic system design

Our research in this area includes:

  • asynchronous systems design and test
  • design automation, synthesis and verification
  • concurrent systems modelling and implementation
  • metastability modelling and characterisation
  • on-chip synchronisation
  • dynamical systems methods in IC design
  • networks-on-chip
  • wireless sensor design
  • secure IC design
  • logarithmic scale computing
  • self-timed FPGAs
  • variability analysis and variation-tolerant IC design
  • power scavenging and power elastic computing
  • fault tolerant systems
  • design for testability and testing
  • biomedical interface electronics
  • optical-electronic interface
  • 3D stacked IC design.

The group has international leadership in asynchronous systems design. We have a successful track record of research collaboration with industry. Including:

  • multinational microelectronics giants
  • EDA start-ups
  • world-leading laboratories such as IMEC.
Communications and Signal Processing (CSP)

Major research themes in the group fall into the following areas:

  • communications and networks
  • signal processing and applications
  • sensor systems and applications
  • biometrics and biomedical engineering.

The group has an excellent track record for attracting overseas researchers and international visitors. We have rich national and international collaborative research programmes. We're active in world-class multidisciplinary research, balancing technology-driven and application-driven research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strained Si technology for high-speed low-power integrated circuits
  • SiC for high-temperature, high-power electronics
  • Reliability of interconnects
  • High-k dielectrics and developing novel electrical characterisation
  • Ferroelectric materials for tunable capacitance and integration with silicon technology
  • Biomedical devices
  • Sensors and electronics for hostile environments

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. However, combinations of the following can be taken into consideration:

  • undergraduate qualifications
  • masters qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

Please contact us if you wish to discuss your individual circumstances.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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