Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Dr Chris Clarke of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE)

Contact details

Room 2 East 2.9a

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386993



Dr Christopher T Clarke

PBEng, PhD


Dr Clarke received a BEng degree in Engineering Electronics and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick in 1989 and 1994 respectively.

From 1994 to 1997 Dr Clarke lectured at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore where he was a cofounder of the Centre for High Performance Embedded Systems (CHiPES).

Since then he has spent time in industry, both as an in-house engineering manager and independent consultant for UK silicon design houses, system integrators and multinationals such as Philips Semiconductors.

Dr Clarke joined the Microelectronics and Optoelectronics research group in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath in March 2003. He has been involved with many bio-medical and bio-mimetic European Union-funded research projects including CIRCE (IST-2001-35144), SENS, and IMANE.

Dr Clarke is a member of the Centre for Advanced Sensor Technologies (CAST) and has published in excess of 30 papers in conferences and journals. He is the Director of Studies for postgraduate taught courses.


Dr Clarke’s research is centred on IC design and Signal Processing. He has been actively involved in a number of EU projects (SENS, CIRCE, PEPS, IMANE), and EPSRC projects. These projects and other research in collaboration with post-graduate students has included the creation of:

  • A 20Mgate design that was the first biologically plausible scale real time biomimetic model of the auditory system of a bat. This was used for robotic navigation in realistic outdoor environments using ultra-sound. This system was implemented on a pair of Xilinx Virtex2 FPGAs
  • A prototype implantable nerve signal sensor device using multichannel dipole receivers and 4 level digital signaling to detect nerve signal impulses in a real world environment.
  • An architecture for the correction of barrel distortion in images in real time.
  • A low complexity Filter Cache architecture with low area, high performance whilst retaining the power savings available in more complex filter cache structures.
  • An architecture for block compression of software with hard or soft decompressors


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