Tim Amsdon


Tim Amsdon joined the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds in 2017. He is a Teaching Fellow, based largely at the SWJTU-Leeds Joint School in Xipu, China, where he teaches topics covering communications networks and systems, digital electronics and embedded systems. He is particularly interested in teaching through practical laboratory sessions, and with the aid of blended learning techniques.
Prior to working at Leeds, he spent 4 years at the University of Huddersfield as Head of Engineering at the International Study Centre, and has 16 years of industrial experience spanning consumer electronics in OEM and semiconductor industries as well as the space and defence sector. Within these sectors, he has held positions at the level of principle engineer and engineering manager. Tim also has extensive international experience, having lived and worked in the US, Germany, South Korea, and China.
During his time in industry, Tim worked on the design and development of R.F. and microwave products, specialising in set-top-box and television video receiver front-ends. He also worked on a variety of frequency conversion architectures such as single and double conversion, low-IF, ZIF, and wideband ADCs. His current interests are in visible light communications, the internet of things and brain-computer interfacing.

Tim is registered with the UK Engineering Council as chartered engineer, and is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.


  • Teaching at the Leeds-SWJTU Joint School

Research interests



  • BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering

Professional memberships

  • MIET
  • CEng