The University of Southampton

The Sustainable Electronic Technologies (SET) group aims to address aspects of sustainability which relate to electricity, electronics and communication. Electronic devices (computers, mobile phones, data centres) use a significant amount of the world's total energy consumption. Low power and efficient computing and electricity from renewable resources is required to allow electronic devices to have a continued positive impact on society.

The Sustainable Electronic Technologies group is one of the largest research groups in ECS, consisting of around 50 academics, research fellows and postgraduate students. It leads in research and education activities covering a broad range of topics on nanotechnology, electronics and electrical engineering. Our current research is being supported by numerous research grants from various sources including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Royal Society. Visit our Research, Publications and News pages for highlights of our most recent successes. The SET group aims to address aspects of sustainability which relate to electricity, electronics and communication through the following fundamental research themes:

Low Power & Efficient Computing
• Quantum Technologies
• High Performance Computing
• Neuromorphic Computing
• Low Power Devices

Renewable Energy & its Management
• Photovoltaics Devices
• Thermo-Electric Generators
• RF Energy Harvesting
• Wireless Power Systems

Internet of Things Hardware & Resilient Electronics
• Secure Electronics
• Radiation Hardened Electronics
• Light Emitting Diodes
• Infrared Detectors