UK companies invited to invest in photonics research

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Photonics companies in the UK are invited to attend an industry day for the University College London and University of Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Systems Development.

Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, companies can contribute to the funding of post-graduate projects at the Centre which are relevant to industry’s needs. The industry day is on 14 January 2013. The Centre’s research is already contributing to communications, displays, bio-medical imaging and construction.

 ‘Graduates from the Centre’s four year PhD programme will be the next generation of photonics pioneers with the skills and confidence to drive future technology research, development and exploitation through new products, processes and services, ‘ said the Centre’s director, professor Alwyn Seeds. He added, ‘Their skill set is already greatly in demand from companies and research organisations, as photonics becomes fully embedded in electronics-based systems applications ranging from communications to sensing, industrial manufacture and biomedicine.’

This year’s key-note speakers are laser components provider Oclaro’s active products research director professor Mike Wale and the EPSRC’s information communication technologies portfolio manager Susan Peacock. Last year over 80 people attended from a wide range of companies that have contributed to supporting student projects and collaborative research within the Centre over the last three years.