Nature Photonics Review by Dr Cyril Renaud, Assistant CDT Director
Greg Blackman and Jessica Rowbury writing in Electro Optics magazine found that firms at SPIE Photonics West are crying out for optical scientists.
A world first for UCL in conjunction with The London Centre for Nanotechnology, Cardiff University and the University of Sheffield
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."
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/)
UCL PhD student Janet Isabel de Roever presented a paper titled 'Cytochrome-C-Oxidase Exhibits Higher Brain-Specificity than Haemoglobin in Functional Activation'.
CDT PhD student Pardis Kaynezhad wins the Photonex conference "Popular Choice Research Poster Award".
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)
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)
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.
Prestigious ERC Starting Grant awarded to UCL CDT Supervisor, Dr Ioannis Papakonstatinou
A revolutionary new type of window glass could cut window-cleaning costs in tall buildings while reducing heating bills and boosting worker productivity.
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.
Work Presented at the MRS Autumn Conference in Boston
Congratulations to Dr Adrien Desjardins (UCL Medical Physics)
UCL PhD Student Pardis Kaynezhad was awarded £100 towards international conference travel for her biophotonics talk.
A CDT PhD student at UCL has won the best poster prize at the prestigious Marconi Society Symposium about the Future Infrastructure of the Internet of Things.
A video has been produced to explain the relatively unexplored terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum to secondary school children.
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.
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).