William Ferguson submits his thesis!

Congratulations to William Ferguson, the first of our 2016 cohort to submit their thesis. His thesis was titled ‘Auxetic power amplification mechanisms for low frequency vibration energy harvesting’. William was supervised by Prof. Meiling Zhu, Prof. Ken Evans and Prof. Christopher Smith. William has published two papers- ‘Student Perspectives On...

March Movie Night: Shaun of The Dead

March 6th saw the latest of the CDT film nights with the theme being “firsts” to mark the first movie night arranged solely by new organisers Emily Glover and David Newman. The winning film was “Shaun of the Dead”, the first of Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy”. About 25 of the...

Recent grant successes

Congratulations to three our academics who were recently awarded new funding for research projects: Prof Bill Barnes:  EPSRC (award number TBC) – Molecular Photonics Breadboards Prof Volodymyr Kruglyak: EPSRC (EP/T016574/1) –  Controlling Acoustic Metamaterials with Magnetic Resonances: The Best of Both Worlds Prof C David Wright: DASA competition  ‘Advanced Vision...

Emanuele Gemo and Joaquin Faneca present at Photonic West conference

Fourth year students Emanuele Gemo and Joaquin Faneca recently attended Photonic West, the biggest conference in the world of photonics, which was held in San Francisco, Moscone centre. In this conference, Emanuele was presenting his work based on “Sub-wavelength plasmonic enhance phase change memory”. Joaquin Faneca was giving an oral...

CDT Movie Night: Films from the 2010s

The first CDT movie night of the year took place on Friday 24th January, with the theme of films from the 2010s. The winning choice was Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, with 30 PGR attendees. A big thank you to organisers Ned Taylor and Elizabeth Martin, who are now stepping...

Industry visit to IBM January 2020

On the 16th January, a group of students from the CDT went to visit IBM Hursely to learn about the company and career opportunities that are available to PhD students. Despite an early start from campus, it was a productive day for all of the students, learning about the history...

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