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The Institute of Electronics, Communication and Information Technology

ECIT launched in 2004 as the anchor tenant at the Northern Ireland Science Park and is led by Professor John McCanny.

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A BOLD VISION FOR TOMORROW

A unique research and innovation campus, ECIT is home to almost 200 people, including academics, students and engineers who work closely with world-leading companies and entrepreneurs.

ECIT also houses The Centre for Wireless Innovation which is redefining wireless communication and sensing systems and The Centre for Data Science and Scalable Computing which is addressing the challenges relevant to the big data phenomenon.

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Pioneer Research Programmes

The Faculty operates four Pioneer Research Programmes (PRPs), which work to address some of the greatest societal challenges of our time

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CENTRE FOR INTELLIGENT AUTONOMOUS MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

I-AMS develops innovative technologies and solutions.

Its research seeks to improve the productivity, flexibility, resilience, responsiveness and energy efficiency of Industry 4.0 manufacturing systems.

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CENTRE FOR ADVANCED SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Industry-driven research and renewable energy expertise

Research promotes technological advances to support clean, affordable, dependable energy in the future

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INNOVATION IN EARLY INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION RESEARCH

CAIRR devises new approaches to cancer treatment

Its research seeks to deepen our understanding of fundamental radiation-matter interactions

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Materials and Advanced Technologies for Healthcare

MATCH - research in Pharmacy, Chemistry and Engineering

Multidisciplinary teams work together to join up the stages involved in creating and delivering new treatments

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Research Themes

Please browse through our research themes and associated academic contacts below. If you are interested in pursuing any of these themes, follow the relevant links to contact the appropriate member of staff or simply email our Faculty Student Recruitment Team for more information and advice - askEPS@qub.ac.uk

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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Research Themes

Relevant Contact

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Centre for the Theory and Application of Catalysis

Professor David Rooney

Innovative Molecular Materials

Professor Steven Bell

Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry

Professor Karl Hale

Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL)

Professor Ken Seddon

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School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Research Themes

Relevant Contact

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Energy, Power and Intelligent Control

Professor Sean McLoone

Electronics and Computer Engineering

Professor Roger Woods

School of Mathematics and Physics

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Research Themes

Relevant Contact

School of Mathematics and Physics

Astrophysics Research Centre

Professor Stephen Smartt

Centre for Nanostructured Media

Professor Robert Bowman

Atomistic Simulation Centre

Professor Jorge Kohanoff

Centre for Plasma Physics

Professor Matt Zepf

Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Professor Mauro Paternostro

Centre for Statistical science and Operational Research

Professor Adele Marshall

Pure Mathematics Research Centre Professor Ivan Todorov

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Research Themes

Relevant Contact

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

Professor Fraser Buchanan

Bioengineering

Clean Energies

Composite Materials and Structures

Future Aircraft

Simulation Technologies

 

School of Natural and Built Environment

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Research Themes

Relevant Contact

School of Natural and Built Environment

Sustainable Built Environment

Professor Geraint Ellis

Environmental Change and Resilience

Dr Jenny McKinley

Culture and Society

Professor Keith Lilley

School of Psychology

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Research Themes

Relevant Contact

School of Psychology

Animal Behaviour, Health and Wellbeing

Professor Rhiannon Turner

Cognition, Development and Education

Identities, Groups and Social Change

Perception Action Communication

 

What next?

Unsure how to proceed? Give us your contact details using the following form and a member of our Faculty Student Recruitment Team will be in touch with you as soon as possible to guide you through the process.

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News from the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science

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Advances in Astrophysics

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Psychology Research

EPS study finds regret improves child's decision-making

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Eliminating Global Waste

EPS research turns dirty tinfoil into biofuel catalyst

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