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Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering encompasses all of our work in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics including Astrophysics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy, Smart Materials, Microelectronics and Communications.

 

 

  • Ranked 1st for Physics and Astronomy and 2nd for Electrical and Electronic Engineering among the Modern Universities in the Complete University Guide 2018.
  • Achieved 88% overall student satisfaction for our programmes in the National Student Survey 2016.
  • A top-35 Engineering research department with 79% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, UoA15), placing us in the top quartile for world-leading publications among UK universities in General Engineering.
  • Excellent research in Mathematics and Statistics with 62% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA10).
  • External funders of our research include Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Leverhulme Trust, US Air Force, and Horizon2020.
  • Part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) MAGIC network, a consortium of 20 UK universities, offering research students the opportunity to take part in keynote lectures and events exploring mathematics.
  • Continuous accreditation over the last 30 years from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) for our Electrical Engineering courses. Our Physics courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).
  • Sectoral Employer Advisory Board includes Akzo Nobel, Balfour Beatty, Caterpillar, BAE Systems, British Engines, Laing O’Rourke, Mott MacDonald, Nissan, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Wilmott Dixon.
  • We attract students from around the world, including China, India, Pakistan and the Middle East, with collaborative ventures in teaching with China and Malaysia and strong international research collaborations across Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA.
  • Benefitting from a £6.7M capital investment (HEFCE STEM) including a new Scanning Electron Microscope, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer and 3D printing facilities, in addition to existing specialist laboratories, including Smart Materials and Surfaces, Mathematical Modelling, Optical Communications and Microwave Technology.
  • Strong links with industrial partners and an excellent record of securing and delivering Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), Research and Development collaborative bids and contract research.
  • Addressing equality and diversity through support of the London Mathematical Society’s Good Practice Scheme, the Institute of Physics’ Project Juno, Athena Swan and Northumbria University’s NUSTEM project.
  • Our Astrophysics research is part of the Science & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) funded UK Partnership in the $300M Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) with the US National Science Foundation (NSF), National Solar Observatory (NSO), NASA and Lockheed-Martin.

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