From blue-sky thinking to market-ready applications, our research on electronics, digital media, and ICT has one guiding principle: to develop technologies that benefit people and society. At DCU, our research teams fuse pure and applied research to make a difference. Within these pages you will find many exciting examples across different disciplines including how
•Our researchers are developing imaging technologies that help improve cancer detection rates.
•Others are working on video analysis systems to aid elite sportspeople to improve their performance.
•We have a team inventing techniques for downloading digital content faster and more reliably over wireless internet.
•Other researchers are developing sustainable energy systems and components.
With 40 years of expertise, state-of-the-art laboratories, and a diverse team supervised by globally recognised faculty members, the DCU School of Electronic Engineering is firmly embedded in the national and international research network. Much of our research involves collaboration with academic institutions, private companies and public bodies. We're also having an impact far beyond the traditional avenue of the academic journal, through patents, spinouts and successful commercial ventures. Our structured PhD programmes enable postgraduate students to complement their research with critical skills like communication, commercialisation and entrepreneurship.
Our page on Interests and Expertise should give you a flavour of the diversity and depth of expertise and experience in the four research themes at the School of Electronic Engineering:
i) Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials
ii) Signal and Image Processing
iii) Systems and Control