Research degrees

Welcome to our Research degrees Virtual Experience. Here you can meet our academics and research students as well as find out more about the support available to you during your PhD study. Our School is ranked number 1 in the UK, with an impressive 80% of research activity rated as internationally excellent or world leading. These high ratings enable the us to attract the best academic staff and researchers, and to invest in excellent facilities.

This wealth of expertise and investment ensures that you will be supervised by world-class academics at the cutting edge of their discipline who will challenge, encourage and support you, and give you the best possible foundation on which to build your future career.

Professor Giles Davies, Pro-Dean for Research


Giles Davies, Professor of Electronic and Photonic Engineering, and Pro-Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering, joined the School in 2002. His research interests include the optical and electronic properties of low-dimensional semiconductor structures, terahertz frequency electronics and photonics, and the exploitation of biological processes for nanostructure engineering.


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