Working with industry

Our Department has an excellent reputation for the quality of its graduates. Critical factors in our success are research-led teaching, a stimulating environment, world-class facilities and strong links with industry.

Offshore wind turbine at sea having a blade installed.

Teaching in the Department is underpinned by our close working relationship with industry. We believe that through gaining experience of real-life engineering problems, our students can become the great engineers of the future.

Benefits for companies

There are many benefits for companies interested in liaising with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, including

  • The chance to raise your company profile with a pool of high quality potential graduates, which can give your recruitment drive a boost
  • A fresh unconventional look at some of your problems from students who have access to the full resources of the University
  • Help with research and development or ‘blue sky’ projects
  • An opportunity to find out how our students would approach your problem, taking into account realistic, practical and commercial constraints
  • The chance to help students – who could be your future employees – to develop a better understanding of what industry is looking for
  • Building a relationship with the department and the chance to get involved with cutting edge research and other potential collaborations

Case study: Vinayak R Kartha

We spoke to Vinayak to find out how he secured a Technology Graduate Programme with PricewaterhouseCoopers via Tier 2.

Industry Liaison Committee

To develop and enhance our degree programmes, promote closer academic/industry research collaborations and examine new educational ideas we have a dedicated group of senior engineers (Industrial Advisory Board - IAB) from a wide range of companies in the electrical and electronic engineering. The IAB works closely with our academics to o ensure that our degrees reflect current developments and industry skills requirements, making a crucial contribution to the successful development of our students.

Board Members
Member Position Company
Mr Simon Fletcher Group Manager NEC Telecom
Dr Antony Harris

Senior Principal Engineer, Processor Division

Mr Adrian Hides Utility Consultant Arup
Dr Wyn Meredith Commercial Director Compound Semiconductor Technologies
Mr Rob Miller Engineering & Portfolio Manager TRW Conekt
Mr Iain Mosely Technical Director Converter Technology
Mr John Murphy Solar Control Techniques Emerson Industrial Automation
Mr Anwar Nadim Group Head EDF Energy Generation
Professor Jim Norton Independent Director and Policy Adviser
Dr Parbhu Patel Principal Antenna Design HMGCC (Her Majesty's Government Communication Centre)
Mr Jon Pinto Antennas and Electromagnetics Group Leader BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre
Dr Anil Shukla Head, RF Operational Environments, Wireless Communications Group QinetiQ
Dr David Smith Head of Business Development - Europe The Technology Partnership plc (TTP)
Dr Anita Teo Marine Research and Technology Manager Rolls-Royce Plc
University Members
Name Position Contact
Prof. Chee Hing Tan Head of Department
0114 222 5845
Mr Luke Marsden Departmental Administration Manager
0114 222 5040
Prof. John David Admissions Academic Lead
0114 222 5185
Dr Lee Ford Teaching Strategy Director and Senior Lecturer, Communications Group
0114 222 5904
Dr Luke Seed Director of Teaching
0114 222 5844
Prof Jo Shien Ng Director of Research
0114 222 5173
Prof Zi-Qiang Zhu Head of Electrical Machines and Drives Group
0114 222 5360

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.