Dr. Steve Hill

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building Room 222

Please email for an appointment.

Current positions

Senior Lecturer in Computer Networking


I graduated from Manchester University in 1983 with an Honours Degree in Physics. I then went on to obtain my PhD in Physics from the same institution in 1987. In 1988 I joined the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Salford as a Research Officer in the area of Robotics. I am now a senior lecturer in the Computing, Science & Engineering School at the University of Salford and have been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students for 18 years in the areas of digital electronics, communications, networking and optoelectronics. I am involved in Network and Communications research with an interest in optical and sensor network systems.


  • Communications in Context ( Level 4)
  • Principles and Concepts of Network Systems ( Level 5  )
  • Local Area Networks ( Level 5 )
  • Routing: Operations and Protocols ( Level 6 )
  • The WAN and Global Networks ( Level 6 )
  • Network Technologies, Architecture and Design ( Level 7 )

Research Interests

  • Optoelectronics
  • FPGA design
  • Free Space Optical Communications
  • Fibre Optic Communications
  • Sensor Networks
  • Sensors and Instrumentation

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BSc ( Hons ) Physics (Manchester)
  • DASS Physics (Manchester)
  • PhD Physics (Manchester)
  • Member IOP
  • Member IET
  • Fellow HEA
  • CISCO CCNA Instructor