Top 5 in the UK for research impact and excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We turn brilliant ideas into advanced technology, developing solutions to contemporary problems.

Compact, lightweight, low power and long life

We're researching the physics, engineering and fabrication technologies of advanced semiconductor laser devices for use in applications such as biomedical imaging and solar cells.

Semiconductor lasers>
The Diamond

The Diamond

Our new £81 million world-class facility is now open. Introducing Engineering at The Diamond.

Watch the video>

Race to the finish for model car finalists

A team of our students built, programmed and raced their autonomous model car at the European finals of the Freescale Cup in Munich.

Freescale cup finalists>

Study with us

Our students learn from experts and experience world-class facilities. Find out how our hands-on courses get you ready for the professional world.

Undergraduate study > Postgraduate taught> Career opportunities>


We cover areas from electronics for hybrid vehicles and actuators for aerospace, to surveillance electronics and stealthy materials. Our electron microscope could create the highest resolution images ever seen.

Research groups> Postgraduate research> Ultimate Microscopy project>

Industrial collaboration

We work with businesses locally and globally to keep our teaching and research relevant and innovative. Many of our collaborators provide internships or placements for our students.

Working with industry> Sheffield Industrial Project Scheme> Work with us> Our Industrial Liaison Committee>