Our research: Making a difference
The School has a large team of experts working in electronic, digital, creative and computing technologies. Our areas of expertise include:
- biomedical engineering
- biometrics and security
- circuits and measurements
- reconfigurable and heterogeneous systems
- embedded systems
- image processing and computer vision
- digital signal processing
- mobile applications
- optical sensors and components
- phased arrays
- RF, microwave and millimeter-wave circuits and front ends
- mobile and satellite communications
- radar systems.
The School undertakes high-quality research of significant national and international impact. For example, new technology developed at Kent was used to help Drax, the largest power station in the UK, move from firing coal to a combination of biomass and coal. It has been applied in countries including the UK, France, China and Saudi Arabia.
Our experts can also provide consultancy services in a variety of ways, including targeted research, design reviews, technology briefings and site visits. Kent County Council, Turner Contemporary and Age UK have all used our Digital Media Hub to access advanced digital technology and creative expertise.
Visit our people page to discover more about our academic staff, their interests and activities, and how to contact them.