Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems
The Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems joins researchers from the Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Mechanical disciplines. Research activities range from industrially-focussed process development and low-power system-on-chip design to long-term research into circuit design, system architectures, SPAD arrays, microdisplays and novel structures on silicon. In the latter context, strong links to the life sciences exist and thus "bio-electronics" and "bio-mechanics", in several forms, now provide an area of rapid growth that links the core activities within the Institute. The Scottish Microelectronics Centre is also part of the institute. Research areas include: Microelectronics Process Development, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Micro-Motions of Bone & Tissue, System-Level Integration and Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD).
Institute for Digital Communications
The Institute for Digital Communications joins researchers from the Electrical Engineering and Electronics discipline. Electronic digital communications systems are ubiquitous, driving progress in several research fields and whole economies. IDCOM develops basic theory, techniques and algorithms for signal processing and communications systems. IDCOM collaborates with the financial sector to research usability engineering and the human-machine interface. Areas of research include: Signal Processing, Communications Systems and Communication Interfaces.
Institute for Energy Systems
The Institute for Energy Systems joins researchers from the Chemical, Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Mechanical disciplines. IES conducts world-class research on the conversion, transmission and utilisation of many forms of renewable and conventional energy. It also covers the systems that control the conversion, transmission and utilisation of many forms of energy. Activities in chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering range from fundamental research to applied work and from "blue-skies" activity to pre-commercial development. Research areas include: Energy and Climate, Machines and Power Electronics, Marine Energy and Power Systems.