From statistics to complex and nonlinear phenomena, astrophysics to smart materials, lasers to CubeSats, and communications to renewable energy, the pioneering research in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering focuses on a wide range of issues.

The Department has core groups in Astrophysics (Solar and Space Physics), Mathematics (Mathematics of Complex and Nonlinear Phenomena), Statistics (Applied Statistics), Renewable Energy (Renewable Energy Technologies and Materials), Electrical Engineering (Electrical Power and Control Systems), Communications (Optical Communications Research Group) and Materials Physics (Smart Materials & Surfaces Laboratory).

Prospective PhD students: Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD or MSc by research exist in all the areas identified above. Further information may be obtained from The Graduate School.

Visiting scholars: We welcome visiting academics - please contact Professor James McLaughlin (for Mathematics or Astrophysics queries) or Professor Guillaume Zoppi  (for Physics or Electrical Engineering)   

To access research outputs in this area and others, please visit Northumbria Research Link.

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