Research in ECE

The Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at UL offers interdisciplinary research and education grounded in the fundamentals of engineering, science, and technology.  Faculty, researchers and students make great advances in ECE research in both theoretical and real-world problem application domains including, electronics systems and VLSI, wireless communications, robotics, cybersecurity, renewable energy, electrical engineering, bioinstrumentation, sensor systems, computer technology, Internet of Things (IoT), among others.  Within our interconnected world we pursue research to support economic growth, sustainable living, energy and transport, environmental protection, security, improved quality of life, and more.  Follow the links below for examples of the exciting, life-changing ECE research.

Research Areas

Electronic Circuits and Systems
Circuits & Systems; Intelligent Power Management and Digital Control; Hardware Digital Signals & Systems; Design for Testability; Automotive Systems; Mixed Signal ICs; VLSI; Bio Electronics; Ambient Wireless Assisted Living
Sensors and Instrumentation
Optical Fibre Sensors; Automotive; Exhaust Emissions; Gas sensors; Biomedical Optics; Food Quality; Precision Temperature and Pressure; Optical Marine; Sensor Networks Security:
Robotics and Control
Field Robotics;  Marine & Airborne Systems; Biomed and Manufacturing Robotics; Systems & Controls; Artificial Intelligence; Vision; Image Processing;
Energy and Environment
Marine Renewable EnergyIRM Robotics for Challenging Wave and Tidal Regimes; Airborne Wind Energy; Battery Storage and Electric Vehicles; Demand Side Management; Intelligent Power Management; WEEE, Circular Economy; Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering
Optical Communications; Wireless Access; Telecommunications; Data Communications Security; Text Analytics & Knowledge Organisation; Internet of Things (IoT); Micro & mm-wave design; Smart Antenna Arrays; Wireless Next Generation Networks; Computer Systems & Software