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UCL-led team receives Gates Foundation funding for infant brain imaging in the developing world

UCL-led team receives Gates Foundation funding for infant brain imaging in the developing world

The interdisciplinary researchers will investigate crucial points where malnutrition affects infant brain development, following Grand Challenges Exploration funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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$110m US Integrated Photonics Institute to be established

$110m US Integrated Photonics Institute to be established

A matching grant of $110 million has been awarded by the United States Department of Defence (DOD) to a State University of New York (SUNY)-led consortium to establish an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI).

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Special CDT Seminar at NOC 2015 Conference

Special CDT Seminar at NOC 2015 Conference

Phd Students from the CDT have been invited to present at a special CDT seminar to take place during the 20th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC2015) at UCL.

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Gemma Bale wins Postgraduate Student Award for Engineering Engagement

Gemma Bale wins Postgraduate Student Award for Engineering Engagement

Congratulations to Gemma Bale, a UCL PhD student who is the winner of the Postgraduate Student category at the Provost's UCL Engineering Engagement Awards!

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Hearing cells through photoacoustic imaging: Nature Photonics Paper published by UCL's Professor Paul Beard

A research team led by IBME’s Professor Paul Beard, Professor of Biomedical Photoacoustics, Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering UCL, has just had a paper published in Nature Photonics.

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10 Questions: Interview with Professor Jem Hebden (Head of UCL Medical Physics and Bioengineering)

10 Questions: Interview with Professor Jem Hebden (Head of UCL Medical Physics and Bioengineering)

Jem Hebden, Professor of Biomedical Optics and Head of the Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, leads a research group developing diffuse optical imaging technology, primarily for diagnosing neuropathology in the newborn infant brain. Recently, our colleagues in the UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) interviewed him...

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Student invited to speak at British Medical Laser Association Annual Scientific Meeting

Student invited to speak at British Medical Laser Association Annual Scientific Meeting

CDT PhD student Pardis Kaynezhad (supervised by Dr Ilias Tachtsidis, UCL) has been invited to give a talk at the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Medical Laser Association from 15-17th April titled "Optical Monitoring of Brain Tissue Oxygenation and Metabolism in Hypoxia-Ischemia in the Preclinical Neonatal Model".

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Call for papers for 20th European Conference on Network and Optical Communications

Call for papers for 20th European Conference on Network and Optical Communications

The 20th European Conference on Network and Optical Communications, NOC 2015 will be held at University College London (UCL), London, UK, from June 30th to July 2nd, 2015.

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£470k EPSRC funding for Novel photonic sampling

£470k EPSRC funding for Novel photonic sampling

UCL Photonics Group Research expected to impact radar systems, medical imaging and wireless communications

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Holographic smart pixels research highlighted by Materials Views

Holographic smart pixels research highlighted by Materials Views

CDT student Calum Williams and CDT supervisor Prof. Tim Wilkinson, along with other researchers from the engineering department at the University of Cambridge have proposed a new type of pixel element and demonstrated its unique switching capability.

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Cambridge hosts first UK event for UNESCO International Year of Light 2015 to promote research and development of optical technologies

Cambridge hosts first UK event for UNESCO International Year of Light 2015 to promote research and development of optical technologies

Cambridge hosted one of the world’s first events to celebrate The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) on 9th January. IYL 2015 is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.

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New technique doubles the distance of optical fibre communications

New technique doubles the distance of optical fibre communications

Professor Polina Bayvel, CDT Supervisor at UCL and research associate, Dr Robert Maher, have pioneered a new way to process fibre optic signals which could double the distance at which data travels error-free through transatlantic sub-marine cables.

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CDT Supervisor Dr Nicolae Panoiu (UCL) Uses Disorder to Control Light on a Nanoscale

CDT Supervisor Dr Nicolae Panoiu (UCL) Uses Disorder to Control Light on a Nanoscale

Findings in Nature Physics paper could lead to more precise information transfer in computer chips and other applications. The paper has attracted lots of interest and is featured on the homepage of the US Department of Energy.

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CDT Supervisor Prof. Clemens Kaminski elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America

CDT Supervisor Prof. Clemens Kaminski elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America

Prof. Clemens Kaminski was elected as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) in recognition of "pioneering work in the development of optical methods for quantifying the kinetics of reactions in chemical and biological systems".

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Cambridge CDT Students Andrew Payne and Calum Williams Winners of 2014 Zeiss Photography Competition

Cambridge CDT Students Andrew Payne and Calum Williams Winners of 2014 Zeiss Photography Competition

The annual competition aims to show the breadth of engineering research at the University, from objects at the nanoscale all the way to major infrastructure. Both Andrew and Calum's images have received national and international coverage.

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Student presents research on optoelectronic sensors at Chinese conference

Student presents research on optoelectronic sensors at Chinese conference

CDT Student Adam Funnell recently travelled to Nanjing University, China, to present original research carried out during his MRes project at the University of Cambridge.

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Nobel prize awarded for optical super-resolution microscopy

Nobel prize awarded for optical super-resolution microscopy

The inventors of single molecule localisation and stimulated emission depletion (STED) super-resolution microscopy were today honoured with the Nobel prize for chemistry. One of the key applications of super-resolution imaging, pioneered by Professor Clemens Kaminski, (a CDT Supervisor at Cambridge) and mentioned by the Nobel Assembly, is the study of protein aggregation reactions in the context of neurodegenerative diseases.

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