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Lu Bai2 

      

   Lu Bai

   Email: lb614@cam.ac.uk

 

Lu Bai joined the CDT in October 2013 as an MRes student registered at UCL.

Prior to joining the CDT, Lu Bai graduated from the University of Southampton with a Masters in Electronic Engineering. During her Master’s project, she researched the optical links for multi-core chips.

In her MRes year, Lu Bai studied a number of modules: Advanced Photonic Devices (UCL), Management of Technology (CAM), Broadband Technology and Components (UCL), Broadband Technology and Components Laboratory (UCL) and Software Technology (UCL). Lu’s first MRes project was supervised by Prof. Ian White, working on high speed WDM data communication system. Lu’s second MRes project was supervised by Dr. Philip Watts, studying the optical and electrical switches on chips.

Currently, Lu is a PhD student of the Centre for Photonic Systems Group working on the Digital Distributed System under the supervision of Prof. Ian White. In the future, she would like to do more research on mobile networks.

 

Student Profile (1)


Sarwat Baig

Email: sb971@cam.ac.uk


Sarwat joined the CDT (Cambridge) in October 2013 to pursue her interest in developing novel materials for photonics applications.

Prior to joining the centre, Sarwat graduated from the Bristol University in 2011 with a Chemistry degree (which included a year studying abroad in Canada) and worked for Hewlett-Packard Laboratories within the Next Generation Displays group. She worked as a devices engineer on a reflective colour display project. Despite possessing a unique skill set due to the industrial experience and the chemistry degree, Sarwat lacked knowledge in fundamental optics and electronics.Sarwat has found the multidisciplinary approach of the course very beneficial as it enabled her to get a solid grounding in the basics.

During her first year she picked a variety of modules; Solar Electronic Power, Management of Technology, and Display Technologies at Cambridge; Software for Network Services and Design and Advanced Photonic Devices at UCL. Her first mini project was supervised by Dr Hannah Joyce and involved fabricating polymer-nanowire composites for opto-electronics. Her second mini project was supervised by Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou and involved electrospinning carbon nanotube-polymer composites for medical devices. Both were a perfect mix of chemistry and photonics.

Sarwat is now in the first year of her PhD at Cambridge, co-supervised by both Dr Hannah Joyce and Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou; continuing with the polymer-nanowire composite for opto-electronics project. She spends time at both universities, as both supervisors have different areas of expertise, which broadens the scope of her project. In addition to conducting research at Cambridge and UCL, Sarwat is currently on a 3 month research placement at the Australian National University, Canberra, which would not have been possible without the support of her two supervisors and the CDT. 

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=ONzs-f0AAAAJ&hl=en

 

Thomas Choi



   Fung Sing Choi

   Email: fsc27@cam.ac.uk


Fung Sing Choi joined the CDT in October 2013 (registered at Cambridge) following his Masters at Imperial College London.

When he started at Cambridge, he had a broad range of interests in photonics. During the first year of study he took a variety of modules: Solar-electronic Power, Nanotechnology, Solid State Devices, Materials and Processes for Microsystems and Strategic Management.

His first MRes project was about polymer optical waveguides under the supervision of Prof Richard Penty together with Dr Nikos Bamiedakis. His work involved the study of the optimal structure of waveguides by the modelling and simulation using Zemax software. He then joined Dr Adrien Desjardinss group in UCL for the second MRes project where he worked on the development of modulation method for the optical generation of ultrasound waves.

Currently, he is a PhD student in Dr Rachel Olivers group with a project about the development of monolithically integrated GaN-based LED and HEMT on large-area semiconductor wafers.


Richard Colchester


 

   Richard James Colchester

   Email: richard.colchester.12@ucl.ac.uk


Richard joined the CDT in October 2012 as an MRes student registered at UCL.

Prior to joining the centre, Richard graduated from Imperial College London with a Masters in Physics. During his Master’s project he studied the interaction between organic dye molecules and gold nanostructures, with the aim of mapping the fluorescence enhancement using a stochastic microscopy method.

During his MRes he developed his interest in Nanophotonics, studying Nanotechnology and Healthcare, Physics and Optics of Nanostructures, as well as Advanced Photonic Devices, Broadband Technology, and Management of Technology.

Richard’s first MRes project, supervised by Dr. Papakonstantinou (UCL), explored how the interaction between fluorophores and metallic nanoparticles might be used to enhance the efficiency of luminescent solar concentrators. For his second MRes project Richard was supervised by Prof. Kaminski (Cambridge) where he built a time-gated fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope.

Richard is currently a PhD student at UCL, supervised by Dr. Desjardins and Dr. Papakonstantinou. He is investigating the application of laser-generated ultrasound to minimally invasive surgery.

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=e28qgMcAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Lucian Comandar

 

 

  Lucian Corneliu Comandar

  Email: lcc44@cam.ac.uk


Lucian joined the CDT in October 2011 to pursue his interests in optical communications

Prior to joining the centre, he graduated from the University of Sheffield with a first class BEng in Electronic Engineering. During his undergraduate degree Lucian chose modules related to data communications and did his 3rd year project on PIN diode characterisation.

During his MRes, he attended modules including Management of Technology and Photonic Systems at Cambridge University and Optical Transmission and Networks, Physics and Optics of Nano-structures and Advanced Photonics Devices at UCL.

Following his interests his first research project was at UCL on THz sources in the Photonics Group supervised by Dr. Cyril Renaud. He then pursued a research project at Hitachi Central Research Laboratory in Saitama, Japan on functional Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (fNIRS) under the co-supervision of Dr. Ilias Tachtsidis.

Upon finishing his MRes Lucian enrolled on a PhD at Cambridge University in the Centre for Photonic Systems. Lucian is now in his 3rd year of PhD with a studentship from Toshiba Research Europe looking at “Secure Communication System based on Quantum Key Distribution”. 

He hopes to work and develop the next generation of QKD systems.  


Nathan Curry



  Nathan Curry

  Email: nc423@cam.ac.uk


Nathan joined the CDT in October 2012 as an MRes student registered at UCL.

Prior to joining the CDT Nathan graduated from Imperial College London with an MSci in Physics with a Year in Europe. His MSci project was carried out at ESPCI ParisTech where he investigated the spatial and temporal diffusion properties of pulsed laser light in optically scattering samples.

During the MRes year Nathan developed his interest in biological sensing, imaging and signal processing studying nanotechnology and healthcare, biosensors, image processing and coding, broadband technology and components, and management of technology.

In his first mini project Nathan was supervised by Dr. Ben Cox (Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory) and Dr. Bart Hoogenboom (LCN)  and performed a feasibility study on the development of a microscope system combining the high spatial resolution of atomic force microscopy (AFM) with the optical contrast and depth penetration of photoacoustic imaging.

His second mini project was supervised by Professor Clemens Kaminski (Laser Analytics Group) where he developed a system for selecting excitation wavelengths from a super-continuum laser source for fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. This project has continued as a side project in his PhD.

Nathan continued to study in the Laser Analytics Group for his PhD, under the supervision of Professor Kaminski and Dr. Pierre Mahou. In this project Nathan continues his work in microscopy, developing a STED super-resolution microscope optimised to study changes nanoscale changes in neuronal cells.

During his PhD Nathan has been one of the co-founders (and current vice-president) of the Cambridge Optical Society of America Student Chapter. 

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=PjfegFEAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Minsheng Ding

 

 

   Minsheng Ding 

   Email: md613@cam.ac.uk


Minsheng joined the CDT in October 2012 as an MRes student registered at Cambridge.

Prior to joining the Centre, Minsheng received a joint BEng in Electronics with First Class Honours from University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (Suzhou, China). During his research project (receiving Edgar Walford Marchant Prize) in Liverpool, he studied the leakage conduction mechanism of Ce-doped HfO2 thin films.

Aiming to enhance his knowledge in photonic systems, he chose the following modules in the first year: Broadband Technology and Components, Advanced Photonic Devices and Optical Transmission Networks at UCL; Solid State Devices and Management of Technology at Cambridge. Minsheng’s first MRes project was supervised by Prof. Richard Penty, studying the high port count, highly integrated photonic switches. Minsheng’s second MRes project was collaborated with Alcatel Lucent and supervised by Prof. Richard Penty, Adrian Wonfor and Dr. Peter Vetter, working on green access and aggregation network architecture evaluation.

Minsheng was awarded a Distinction for the MRes course. He joined the Centre for Photonic Systems Group in October 2013 as a PhD student. He is working on energy efficient high port count optical switches under the supervision of Prof. Richard Penty. Minsheng intends to work in a R&D department of a photonic company to utilize his expertise and make innovations following his PhD studies.

Minsheng is a Cambridge Overseas Trust (COT) scholar, a Sidney Sussex College alumnus and a current member of King’s College.


Zhe Fu


 

  Zhe Fu

  Email: zf233@cam.ac.uk


Zhe joined the CDT in October 2013 following his Masters in Digital Communications at the University of Bath.

During his MRes study, Zhe selected a variety of modules such as Broadband Technology and Components (UCL), Advanced Photonic Devices (UCL), Management of Technology (CAM), Solid State Devices (CAM) and Software Technology (UCL).

Zhe’s first mini-project was supervised by Prof. Ian White at Cambridge, and it focused on the high speed cost- and energy- efficient optical data links. For his second mini-project, he studied Reliability and performance of Quantum Dot Lasers integrated on Silicon Substrates with Prof. Alwyn Seeds.

Zhe is currently working on the DAS radio frequency identification (RFID) system in Prof. Ian White’s research group for his PhD. He aims to develop more advanced and practical communication systems to serve society, in this third industrial revolution period.

 

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   Adam Funnell

   Email: adam.funnell.13@ucl.ac.uk


Adam joined the centre in October 2013 following his Masters in Physics at Imperial College London. He previously specialised in experimental and applied physics, with a research project in high power laser-induced plasma channels.

Adam's interests in photonics are wide and varied, from telecommunications networks through display devices to novel sensing solutions. His module choices this year reflect this and take full advantage of studying at both universities, including Broadband Technologies, Advanced Photonic Devices and Telecommunications Business Environment at UCL; and Display Technologies and Computer Vision for Robotics at Cambridge.

Adam's first MRes project has been in Prof. Kenichi Soga's research group at Cambridge, working with Dr Jize Yan and Dr Xiaomin Xu to improve distributed fibre optic sensors for dynamic structural health monitoring. This work has involved substantial computer simulation and considerations of civil engineering challenges - both new skills he has picked up whilst at the CDT.

He is looking forward to working out in industry for his second MRes project, which will hopefully help him to a career in industrial research and development following his PhD studies.

 

Yupeng Gong

 

 

   Yupeng Gong

   Email: yg311@cam.ac.uk

 

Yupeng is one of the new MRes students who joined the CDT in October 2014. Prior to joining, Yupeng received a First class BEng degree from both the University of Nottingham and NUAA (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics).

As a registered student at Cambridge, Yupeng has a broad interest in Photonics and he chose the following modules in his MRes year: Optical transmission networks, Broadband technology component, Solid state devices, Technology management and Nanotechnology.

His ongoing mini-project is large area detection of solar assisted RFID tags, under the supervision of Prof. Ian White. The aim of the project is to maximize the detection of solar RFID tags using distributed antenna system. His final year project at Nottingham was building a optical auto-collimator with micro radian sensitivity which focused on optical detection and also image processing.

Yupeng has a strong interest in doing his second project in industry and he hopes to do his PhD in optical telecommunications. 


Kruti Goyal 

 

   Kruti Goyal

   Email: Kruti.goyal.14@ucl.ac.uk

 

Kruti joined the CDT in October 2014 as an MRes student registered at UCL.

Prior to joining the CDT, Kruti graduated from the R.V College of Engineering (India), with a Bachelors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Currently, Kruti in her MRes year, is undertaking various modules: Advanced Photonic Devices (UCL), Management of Technology (CAM), Nanotechnology in Healthcare (UCL), Display Technology (CAM) and Photonic Subsystems (UCL).

Her first MRes project is supervised by Dr. David Selviah and includes computer vision and image processing.


Patrick Jones



   Patrick William Jones

   Email: patrick.jones.14@ucl.ac.uk


Patrick joined the CDT in October 2014 as an MRes student registered at UCL.

Prior to joining the CDT, Patrick completed a Masters in Physics at the University of Manchester. For his Master’s project, he investigated novel approaches to designing optical filters using liquid crystal technology.

Wanting to develop a strong knowledge of optoelectronics, Patrick is currently taking: Solar Electronic Power (Cam); Solid State Devices (Cam); Display Technology (Cam); Physics and Optics of Nanostructures (UCL); and Management of Technology (Cam).

For his first MRes mini-project, supervised by Prof. Franco Cacialli  (UCL and the London Centre for Nanotechnology), Patrick is investigating low-energy-gap organic semiconductors for near-infrared LEDs – which involves initial material characterisation and subsequent device fabrication and characterisation.

Patrick would like to complement this first mini-project, and his current modules, with a second mini-project studying another area of semiconductor physics in Cambridge – perhaps photovoltaics.

 

Kishan Lachhani

 

 

   Kishan Lachhani

   Email: kishan.lachhani.13@ucl.ac.uk

 

Kishan joined the CDT in October 2012 as an MRes student registered at Cambridge and began his PhD in October 2013 at UCL. Before joining the CDT, Kishan obtained his MSci (Hons) in Physics from King’s College London in 2012.

In his MRes year, Kishan studied the following modules: Physics & Optics of Nanostructures (UCL), Advanced Photonic Devices (UCL), Optical Transmission Network (UCL), Photonic Systems (CAM) and Management of Technology (CAM).

For his first mini-project, Kishan worked with Prof. Polina Bayvel (UCL) on optimising the capacity of non-linear channels in wavelength-routed optical networks. On Kishan’s second mini-project, he worked with Dr. Anibal Fernandez (UCL) and Dr. Jon Freeman (BAE Systems) on the modelling of real LCoS microdisplays in Zemax.

Currently, for his PhD, Kishan is working with Dr. David R. Selviah and a consortium of industrial collaborators. The project entails the automation of a large number of image processing, manipulations and computer vision tasks performed on the cloud for indoor 3D data captured using LIDAR scanners.

Following the completion of his PhD, Kishan would like to pursue a career in computer vision and big data applications/research.

 

James Lee



   James Lee

   Email: jpl54@cam.ac.uk

 

James joined the CDT in October 2013 as a MRes student at Cambridge.

Prior to joining the centre, James graduated from Oxford University with a Masters in Physics with a final year project focused on simulating energy transfer in open quantum systems.

During the first year he took courses in Nanotechnology, Physics and Optics of Nanostructures, Management of Technology, Software for Network Services and Design, and Photonic Sub-systems. His first mini-project was on flame tomography, supervised by Prof. Clemens Kaminski. His second project, supervised by Prof. Richard Penty and Dr. Andrew Shields was on quantum dot light sources.

James is now in the first year of his PhD at Cambridge, continuing the work of his second mini-project and focusing on entangled light sources with a studentship from Toshiba Research Europe.

 

Alex Macfaden


   

   Alexander J. MacFaden

   Email: am2182@cam.ac.uk


Alex joined the CDT in October to 2011 as an MRes student registered at UCL.

Prior to joining the CDT, Alex graduated from the University of Oxford with a Masters in Physics. During his Master's project he researched the interaction of interplanetary probes with the photoelectron sheath of airless bodies.

In his MRes year, he studied a number of modules to help make the transition from Physics to Engineering. For his first research project, Alex worked with Dr. Oleg Mitrofanov at UCL on an integrated photoconductive switch for terahertz near-field imaging. For his second project, he moved to Cambridge to research Fourier-based optical coprocessors with Prof. Timothy Wilkinson. He is continuing this work in the CMMPE group at the Department of Engineering for his PhD, sponsored by Optalysys.


Xiaodao meng



  Xiaodao Meng

  Email: xm232@cam.ac.uk


Xiaodao joined the CDT in October 2013 as an MRes student registered at Cambridge.

Prior to joining the centre, Xiaodao received a joint BEng degree in Electronics with First Class Honours from the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverppol University.

During his MRes at Cambridge, he attended the modules: Solar-Electronic Power: Generation and Distribution, Analogue Integrated Circuits, Nanotechnology, Solid State Devices and Chemical/Biological Sensors, and Management of Technology.

His first MRes project was about AZO thin films and nanowire for solar cells under the supervision of Dr. Hannah Joyce. His work involved fabrication and characterisation of AZO thin films and nanowire for use as transparent conductive electrodes in solar cells. He then joined Prof. Huiyun Liu’s group at UCL for the second MRes project where he worked on the high-efficient III-V quantum dot solar cells.

Upon finishing his MRes, Xiaodao enrolled on a PhD at Cambridge University in the Centre for Photonic Systems supervised by Prof. Richard Penty with a focus on datacommunications. He is also interested in the RFID system and optoelectronic oscillator.

Xiaodao is a Cambridge Overseas Trust (COT) scholar, a St Edmund’s alumnus and a current member of Homerton College.


Fengyuan Shi


   

   Fengyuan Shi

   Email: fs431@cam.ac.uk


Fengyuan Shi joined the CDT in October 2014 as an MRes student registered at Cambridge.

Prior to joining the centre, Fengyuan graduated from the University of Birmingham with a First Class BEng degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China). During his final year project, he focused on Optical CDMA communication systems. He studied different types of optical codes and tried to reduce the bit error rate during optical transmission.

In his MRes year, Fengyuan has taken modules in: Nanotechnology (CAM), Solid State Devices (CAM), Broadband Technology and Components (UCL), Optical Transmission and Networks (UCL) and Management of Technology (CAM).

Fengyuans 1st mini-project was MIMO radio over fibre systems supervised by Prof. Richard Penty at Cambridge, which focuses on studying different approaches for the transmission of MIMO service over RoF and investigates alternative low cost approaches.

Currently, Fengyuan is working on the 1st mini-project and he will choose his 2nd mini-project in June, 2015. In the future, Fengyuan aims to finish his PhD studies and become an excellent engineer in Photonics. 

 

Xinke Tang


   

   Xinke Tang

   Email: xt217@cam.ac.uk


Xinke Tang joined the CDT in October 2013 as an MRes student registered at Cambridge. Prior to the MRes he received a Bachelor degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering with First Class Honours from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT University) in Australia.

During his MRes he attended the following modules: Solar Electronic Power, Nanotechnology, Solid state devices and chemical/biological sensors, Management of Technology and Analogue Integrated Circuits.

Xinke’s first mini-project involved studying high port count, highly integrated SOA based photonic switches under the supervision of Prof. Richard Penty . For his second project, he was supervised by Dr. Ioannis Papakonstantinou and worked on Smart windows with VO2-based nanoparticles for energy efficient glazing.

Xinke is currently a PhD student in the Centre for Photonic Systems Group, and working on quantum key distribution systems, supervised by Prof. Richard Penty. 

 

Oliver Tedder 

 

   Oliver Tedder

   Email: oliver.tedder.12@ucl.ac.uk

 

Oliver joined the CDT in October 2012, registered at UCL. Before joining the CDT, Oliver completed a MSci in Physics at Imperial College London.

In his MRes year, Oliver chose the following modules: Physics and Optics of Nanostructures, Advanced Photonic Devices, Photonic Systems, Software for Networks and Management of Technology.

Oliver's first mini-project was on design and optimisation, using FDTD (MEEP and Lumerical) of on chip light sources for SOI photonic networks - electrically excited erbium dopants were acting the light source.  Supervised by Prof. Tony Kenyon. For his second mini-project, Oliver worked on fabrication and characterisation of cholesteric liquid crystal lasers pumped using holograms.  Supervised by Dr Steven Morris.

Currently, his PhD project is about using self-assembled InAs/GaAs quantum dots aiming towards generating highly entangled states of light which are resources for quantum computation.

Oliver would like to continue research in his current field, either in academia or for industry.


Christiana Varnava



  Christiana Varnava

  Email: cv291@cam.ac.uk

 

Christiana joined the CDT in October 2011 and was registered at UCL for the MRes year.

Before joining, Christiana graduated with an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London.

The modules she chose for the MRes included: Image Processing, Solar Electronic Power, Management of Technology (Cambridge), Software for Network Services and Advanced Photonic Devices (UCL).

During the MRes year, Christiana was supervised by Dr Cyril Renaud at UCL for the first mini project, focusing on sub-THz data transmission using diode lasers. Christiana’s second mini project was supervised by Dr Andrew Flewitt at Cambridge and focused on transparent conductive oxides (TCOs) for displays. The work involved cleanroom fabrication techniques and sample characterization.

For her PhD project, Christiana is now enrolled at Cambridge and is working on ‘Quantum applications using entangled light sources’ after being awarded a studentship with Toshiba Research Europe.

 

Calum Williams



   Calum Williams

   Email: cw507@cam.ac.uk


Calum joined the CDT in October 2012 as an MRes student registered at Cambridge.

Calum obtained his BSc (Hons) in Physics from Cardiff University in 2011 with research into semiconductor quantum dot lasers. Calum then completed an MPhil in Micro & Nanotechnology (Dist.) at the University of Cambridge in 2012 where he spent time in the Nokia Research Centre investigating flexible graphene transistors. 

In his MRes year, he studied a number of modules: Physics & Optics of Nanostructures (UCL),  Advanced Photonic Devices (UCL) Computer Vision & Robotics (CAM), Photonic Systems (CAM), Management of Technology (CAM).

For his first research project, Calum worked with Prof. Ian White on polymeric waveguide mirrors for high speed optical routing on PCBs, For his second project, he moved to Wales to collaborate with Qioptiq on applications of optical metamaterials for next generation technologies.

Calum’s PhD research is investigating plasmonic optical antennas for reconfigurable holographic devices in order to create future 3D holographic pixel technology.  He is supervised by Prof. Tim Wilkinson: 

http://www-g.eng.cam.ac.uk/CMMPE/index.html

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=eiR0O0oAAAAJ&hl=en 

His future career ambition is to "slam a revolving door."

 

Na Yu



   Na Yu

   ny252@cam.ac.uk


Na joined the CDT in October 2012 (registered at Cambridge) following her Masters in Medical Image Computing at UCL.

In her MRes year, she studied a number of modules including Photonic Systems, Display Technologies, Computer Vision & Robotics and Management of Technology at Cambridge; and Advanced Photonic Devices at UCL.

Na’s first MRes project was supervised by Prof. Tim Wilkinson at Cambridge on holographic projection onto a non-flat surface. For her second MRes project, she worked with Dr Ilias Tachtsidis on exploration of the implementation of combined magnetic resonance and optical methods for assessment of brain metabolism and haemodynamics: application to a preclinical model of birth asphyxia.

Na’s PhD research is focused on developing microfluidic devices to investigate protein aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease using super-resolution microscopies under the supervision of Prof. Clemens Kaminski in the Laser Analytics Group at Cambridge. 

 

Jingyun Zhang


  Jingyun Zhang

  Email: jingyun.zhang@cl.cam.ac.uk


Jingyun Joined the CDT in October 2013 as an MRes student registered at UCL. He obtained his BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Northumbria University (Newcastle) where he developed his interest in high speed communication and on-chip networks.

During his MRes year, in order to merge his interest with a photonics perspective, he took modules: Broadband Technologies and Components, Software for Network and Service Design, Advanced Photonics Devices, Broadband Communication Laboratory for implementation in UCL and Management of Technology in Cambridge.

Jingyun's first MRes Project was supervised by Dr Philip Watts, modelling the Optical Network-on-chip Power Profiling in which he built-up a good understanding of on-chip photonics networks and computer architecture. He worked on his second project of high port count, highly integrated SOA based photonic switches supervised by Prof. Richard Penty, in which his interest moved to datacenter applications.

Jingyun is currently a PhD student supervised by Dr Andrew W. Moore. He joined Network Operating System Group(NetOS) - System Research Group (SRG) at the Computer Laboratory in October 2014. He is working on the power efficiency solutions for short hual optical links through advanced coding schemes.


Zihui Zhang



   Zihui Zhang

   Email: zz304@cam.ac.uk


Zihui joined the CDT in October 2014 as an MRes student registered at UCL.

Prior to joining the CDT, Zihui graduated from Tianjin University, China with a BEng in Precision Instrumentation. During her undergraduate degree Zihui spent a semester studying in Nanyang Technological University with a full scholarship offered by the Temasek Foundation, Singapore.

In the MRes year, Zihui has been taking modules including: Image Processing and Image Coding at Cambridge University; and Broadband Technology and Components, Broadband Communication Lab, Advanced Photonic Devices and Telecommunications Business Environment at UCL.

Zihui is currently working on her first mini-project supervised by Dr. David Selviah at UCL, which focuses on high resolution 3D recording of surface structure. The second mini-project will start in June. Zihui is interested in innovative photonic applications and aims to explore new possibilities in this field during her PhD studies.