The Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering at The Australian National University is a creative mix of staff and students that embrace the breadth of engineering professions from materials and manufacturing, to robotics, telecommunications and systems, and control of massively complex networks.

Our undergraduate students study what is known as ‘Systems Engineering’. This interdisciplinary approach to engineering is unique in Australia. Students learn the theory and practice of engineering in a very holistic way through a wide variety of courses. Graduate coursework and graduate research students are offered subjects and training for their future research and industry careers.

Our research covers a broad range of areas in engineering including: biomedical, computer vision, materials and manufacturing, robotics, semiconductor, photovoltaic, solar thermal energy and solar cell technologies, systems and control, and telecommunications and signal processing.

The School has a strong working relationship with the Canberra Research Laboratory of National ICT Australia (NICTA), as well as research partnerships with industries like TransGrid, Chromasun in US, and Trina Solar in China. We collaborate with research institutions like CSIRO and MIT. Our research and teaching staff have numerous contacts with other leading researchers around the world and this helps to nurture the deep knowledge base that characterises our research and teaching.

Our research covers a broad range of areas within engineering. We are able to encourage and support a dynamic research environment in which we incubate new areas of research until they reach their full potential and become established research groups.

We have built up an extensive network of international collaboration with research institutions and industries in Europe, the Asia Pacific and the USA, for research and teaching activities.

Please read more about our research themes to find out about the people and projects in them, and how we are making the possible more probable. 

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Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing