Top 10 in the UK for research impact and excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We turn brilliant ideas into advanced technology, developing solutions to contemporary problems.

Race to the finish for model car finalists

A team of our students built, programmed and raced their autonomous model car at the European finals of the Freescale Cup in Munich.

Freescale cup finalists>

Compact, lightweight, low power and long life

We're researching the physics, engineering and fabrication technologies of advanced semiconductor laser devices for use in applications such as biomedical imaging and solar cells.

Semiconductor lasers>

Explore the power of key component technologies

Our new MSc course, Advanced Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, explores key component technologies and their integration into advanced systems, such as a hybrid car.

New postgraduate course>

Study with us

Our students learn from experts and experience world-class facilities. Find out how our hands-on courses get you ready for the professional world.

Undergraduate study > Postgraduate taught> Career opportunities>


We cover areas from electronics for hybrid vehicles and actuators for aerospace, to surveillance electronics and stealthy materials. Our electron microscope could create the highest resolution images ever seen.

Research groups> Postgraduate research> Ultimate Microscopy project>

Industrial collaboration

We work with businesses locally and globally to keep our teaching and research relevant and innovative. Many of our collaborators provide internships or placements for our students.

Working with industry> Sheffield Industrial Project Scheme> Work with us> Our Industrial Liaison Committee>