The Master’s programme in Electrical Engineering consists of 12 specializations, each with the participation of a research group/chair.

NEUROTECHNOLOGY & BIOMECHATRONICS

The Biomedical Signals & Systems (BSS) research group focuses on neural engineering: interfacing with the human neural system and (tele)monitoring and influencing body functions through such interfaces.

LAB-ON-A-CHIP SYSTEMS FOR BIOMEDICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

The Biomedical and Environmental Sensor Systems (BIOS) research group aims at the research and development of Lab-on-a-Chip systems. Lab-on-a-chip technologies are among the most important high tech developments in the 21st century.

DEPENDABLE INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

The Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES) research group focuses on streaming applications in the high-performance high-tech domain (e.g. phased array antenna systems, medical image processing and signal processing on board of satellites) and on ICT for energy management (e.g. smart grids).

COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

The Design Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) research group focuses on the design and implementation of dependable networked systems (encompassing availability, reliability, performance and security).

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN

The Integrated Circuit Design (ICD) research group focuses on the design of integrated transceivers in CMOS technology, including transmitters and receivers for wireless and wireline communication systems.

INTEGRATED OPTICAL SYSTEMS

The Optical Sciences research group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. The Integrated Optical Systems (i-OS) subgroup focuses on microsacle and nanoscale integrated on-chip optical devices. It is particularly interested in the integration of active nanodevices and microdevices such as amplifiers and lasers in passive photonic technology platforms.

NANO ELECTRONICS

The Nano Electronics research group focuses on the electronic and magnetic properties of systems with critical dimensions at the nanoscale, i.e. sub ~100 nm.

ROBOTICS & MECHATRONICS

The Robotics and Mechatronics (RAM) research group focuses on robotics (inspection, medical and service robotics): modelling and simulation of physical systems, intelligent control, robotic actuators and embedded control systems.

DEVICES FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

The Semiconductor Components (SC) research group focuses on silicon circuit technology (IC processing, device characterization and reliability, device physics and modelling).

Computer Vision & Biometrics

The goal of the Services, Cybersecurity & Safety research group is to develop methods and techniques for developing IT-based services that balance service with safety and security. The Public Safety & Biometrics subgroup investigates how public safety can be improved by IT-based services that recognize people (i.e. biometrics), behaviour and situations. It uses techniques from pattern recognition, machine learning and computer vision to optimize the trade-off between safety, privacy and usability. Its main application domain is public safety.

TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

The Telecommunication Engineering (TE) research group focuses on optical signal processing and networks, mobile communications, microwave techniques and radiation from ICs and PCBs.

TRANSDUCERS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The Transducers & Technology (TST) research group specializes in three-dimensional nanofabrication and microfabrication of sensor and actuator devices based on top-down lithography methods.

RESEARCH INSTITUTES

All chairs participate in one or more of the University of Twente’s research institutes:

  • MIRA: Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine
  • MESA+: Institute for Nanotechnology
  • CTIT: Centre for Telecommunication and Information Technology
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