University of Leeds

The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds is a major international powerhouse for environmental research.

The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds is a major international powerhouse for environmental research that has wide-ranging and positive impacts on the world, winning a Queen’s Anniversary Prize (the UK’s highest accolade for universities and colleges) for research into tropical weather systems and climate science. It has a strong track-record of national and global collaborations with academic institutions, businesses, NGOs, policymakers and governmental bodies, including the UK government and the UK and European Space Agency (UKSA and ESA). 

In addition to hosting the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (ICAS), the University is a founding member of the Met Office Academic Partnership (MOAP) which is headquartered in the School.

With an unparalleled level of expertise and facilities, the School conducts world leading research by analysing data collected by satellites (including Sentinel-1 and CryoSat-2) in relation to Earth observation of the Polar regions, ice speed and ice dynamics, grounding lines, ice shelf thickness change, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), InSAR, altimetry and the impact of climate change on respiratory diseases. They deliver new data and new insights into how the Earth ecosystems work on an almost daily basis, keeping tabs and reporting on what’s changing. 

We are proud to co-direct with SENSE (the Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science) facilitating new research being conducted by 70 PhD students through a programme operated in conjunction with a number of other universities, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the National Oceanographic Survey (NOC) and over 18 companies from industry

Professor Anna Hogg

The Institute for Communication and Power Networks

The institute has a longstanding international reputation for communications, signal processing, control systems and instrumentation research and training. Over the last decade, there has been significant expansion into optical communications and networking, engaging with all major telecommunication companies.

Bragg Centre and the Henry Royce Institute

University of Leeds is the lead institution for the Atoms to Devices research theme. They aim to provide the underpinning, cross-disciplinary technology platforms to facilitate and support the accelerated discovery and development of new device materials through the deposition of precisely controlled thin films, the engineering of interfaces, and the ability to control doping on the nanoscale.

The Institute is also an access point for research which brings together radio frequency and artificial intelligence technologies.

The Alan Turing Institute 

The University of Leeds is one of thirteen UK universities which have been brought together by the British Library to form the Alan Turing Institute. This is in recognition of the leading AI research and significant data science capability within the university.

The Pollard Institute

The Pollard Institute has a history of pre-eminence in high frequency electronics, incorporating fundamental understanding, design, modelling, and fabrication of devices, components, and subsystems from 1 GHz through to terahertz (THz) frequencies.

Over the last decade, the scope of the Institute has expanded significantly to include quantum electronic devices and semiconductor nanotechnology, and the emerging field of bio-nanoelectronics. The institute has world leading strengths across numerous radio frequency and microwave research areas including:

  • Microwave filters and signal processing
  • Millimetre-wave system-in-package technology for integrated transceivers
  • High-frequency MEMS
  • Sub-millimetre wave detectors, mixers and amplifiers
  • Measurement techniques
  • Metamaterials and electromagnetics
  • Terahertz electronics and photonics
  • Bio-nanoelectronics
  • Quantum electronics and communications