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CDT MRes student at PhoxTrot 2016 Summer School

CDT MRes student at PhoxTrot 2016 Summer School

Thomas Gerard attends summer school at St Andrews on photonics for high-performance, low cost and low energy data centres.

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CDT student paper on Miniature Ultrasound Probes is top download

CDT student paper on Miniature Ultrasound Probes is top download

The IPES CDT continues to produce students who are getting papers in top journals including Nature and others. Richard Colchester, a UCL CDT PhD student has produced a very popular journal paper within Medical Physics.

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Engineer shortage a 'concern' for optics industry

Greg Blackman and Jessica Rowbury writing in Electro Optics magazine found that firms at SPIE Photonics West are crying out for optical scientists.

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First laser grown on silicon substrate to advance silicon photonics

A world first for UCL in conjunction with The London Centre for Nanotechnology, Cardiff University and the University of Sheffield

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CDT Students present posters at CLEO 2016 in California

CDT Students present posters at CLEO 2016 in California

Cambridge CDT PhD student Jennifer Jones recently travelled to the US to present a poster titled "Towards Lasing from Free-Standing Perovskite-Chiral Polymer Film Devices."

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Influential UK Science Blog Praises CDT's "open, 'can do' research community"

Influential UK Science Blog Praises CDT's "open, 'can do' research community"

A popular cross-university science blog has featured the IPES CDT describing as having created an "open, ‘can do’ research community" with a "phenomenal breadth of research" on offer that "has established it as a genuine world-leader in its field." (Article reproduced courtesy of Science and Engineering South Consortium (SES) - http://www.ses.ac.uk/2016/05/16/innovative-doctoral-training-comes-light/)

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CDT Student presents paper at US Conference on Optical Imaging of the Brain

CDT Student presents paper at US Conference on Optical Imaging of the Brain

UCL PhD student Janet Isabel de Roever presented a paper titled 'Cytochrome-C-Oxidase Exhibits Higher Brain-Specificity than Haemoglobin in Functional Activation'.

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Optical Monitoring of Spinal Cord Tissue Oxygenation

Optical Monitoring of Spinal Cord Tissue Oxygenation

CDT PhD student Pardis Kaynezhad wins the Photonex conference "Popular Choice Research Poster Award".

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Laser technique promises super-fast and super-secure quantum cryptography

Laser technique promises super-fast and super-secure quantum cryptography

A new method of implementing an ‘unbreakable’ quantum cryptographic system is able to transmit information at rates more than ten times faster than previous attempts. The research featured in a recent Nature Photonics paper and the first author was CDT PhD student Lucian Comandar. Reproduced courtesy of the University of Cambridge (http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/laser-technique-promises-super-fast-and-super-secure-quantum-cryptography#sthash.kOLxV0HJ.dpuf)

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Optical monitoring of neonatal brain injury: towards the development of compact clinical systems

A UCL research group describe their work on a miniature near-infrared spectrometer for neonatal brain imaging that’s small enough for use in intensive care units (Reproduced courtesy of Electro-Optics Magazine: http://www.electrooptics.com/news/news_story.php?news_id=2504)

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Using Optics to do Neuroscience: video about fNIRS

Using Optics to do Neuroscience: video about fNIRS

Dr Tachtsidis a CDT supervisor and his team from UCL Medical Physics in collaboration with neuroscientists from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in UCL have demonstrated the use of functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (or fNIRS, an optical technique for monitoring brain function) to investigate prefrontal cortex function, during a prospective memory task in freely moving subjects in the center of London.

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Intelligent Glazing using Vanadium Dioxide

Intelligent Glazing using Vanadium Dioxide

Prestigious ERC Starting Grant awarded to UCL CDT Supervisor, Dr Ioannis Papakonstatinou

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Self-cleaning energy-saving windows also mimic moth eyes to cut glare

Self-cleaning energy-saving windows also mimic moth eyes to cut glare

A revolutionary new type of window glass could cut window-cleaning costs in tall buildings while reducing heating bills and boosting worker productivity.

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Research-industry links present at IPES CDT Industry Day 2016

Research-industry links present at IPES CDT Industry Day 2016

The benefits of having strong links between research and industry were highlighted at the Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES) Industry Day that took place at University College London (UCL) on 14 January 2016. The article below is republished courtesy of Electro-Optics (www.electrooptics.com), a magazine for engineers involved in photonics business, technology and applications.

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