Centre for Wireless Innovation ranked 5th in Europe in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking 2019
The Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) at Queen’s University Belfast has been ranked 28th globally in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Telecommunication Engineering.
The centre has ascended 35 places on the 2018 ranking. This places CWI at 5th in Europe and 2nd in UK in Telecommunication Engineering for 2019.
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organisation who produce research on higher education intelligence and consultation. It has been the official publisher of the Academic Ranking of World Universities since 2009.
The Centre is led by Professor Simon Cotton, a world-leading expert in the areas of wireless channel characterisation and modelling. Among his other areas of expertise are 5G, device-to-device, vehicular, and wearable communications. Simon received the 2010 IEEE H. A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award. He was awarded the Sir George Macfarlane Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Philip Leverhulme Prize from the Leverhulme Trust both in 2011. From 2010-2015, Simon held a highly prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship.
CWI has 60 scientists inventing underpinning technologies for Mobile, Medical and Space applications. Their work focuses on:
- massive MIMO
- mmWave cellular comms
- retrodirective antennas
- flat self-steered high gain active antennas (>24 GHz)
- secure and energy-efficient small cell networks
- high-efficiency switched-mode power amplifiers
- electromagnetic media
- body-implanted antennas
- 5G networks
- IoT/Industry 4.0/C-V2X and 5G-V2X
- next-generation EO satellites
- implantable medical devices
Following this impressive ShanghaiRankings announcement, CWI has gone from strength to strength with numerous awards and new facilities.
Find out more about their work here