Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Departments 20th June 2019
To mark the birthday of the ‘Baby’ computer – built right here, at Manchester – we take a look at the life and achievements of one of the men who made it: Tom Kilburn.
Heritage 16th April 2019
Do you know who the Ferranti Building on North Campus is named after? Discover the fascinating stories attached to this famous name.
Research impact and institutes 25th March 2019
This week marks the second Greater Manchester Green Summit. Electric vehicles are the obvious replacement to cars that run on fossil fuels – but how much further along the road (sorry) are the public to embracing them? We got the lowdown from the experts.
Departments 18th February 2019
LEGO® and its space-themed missions are helping The University of Manchester inspire the next generation of engineers from in and around the local area. Find out how.
Departments 4th December 2018
If 2018 is remembered for anything (and a lot has happened this year), it will be the extreme weather. This was the year the UK experienced its longest sustained heatwave for 12 years, beginning just three months after the spring cold wave known as the Beast from the East froze our toes. Swapping from thermals […]
Departments 2nd November 2018
Lightning doesn’t strike twice – unless you happen to be stood in the High Voltage (HV) Lab at The University of Manchester, that is. On Sunday, this institution – officially named the National Grid Power Systems Research Centre – celebrates its Diamond Anniversary. We take a look back at its history and the achievements recorded […]
Departments 12th July 2018
The human brain is a miraculous thing. Take a moment to look out of the window at the nearest plant or tree and you immediately know what it is thanks to your brain’s understanding and processing of all the microscopic bits of information you collect through your senses. It’s not only the shape and colour […]
Departments 30th May 2018
Ever felt like you need a new walk? One that makes you look more confident, successful or just plain cool? Well you don’t have to be a member of Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks to move with a gait that’s completely unique to you. No matter how subtle, there is a clear difference between […]
Departments 23rd November 2017
We’ve reached a point where it’s not a question of “if” robots will walk among us one day or even “when”. The real question we should be asking is if these robots should walk at all. Simon Watson, a lecturer in Robotic Systems at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), recently contributed a […]
Departments 18th September 2017
If you’ve started a degree in science or engineering here at The University of Manchester this week, you’ve made a good choice – and you’ll be following in some very distinguished footsteps. You see, Manchester has been at the centre of the European scientific community for centuries. It was in this city that John Dalton […]