Category: Activities & achievements

Pablo Martinez Pancorbo submits his thesis!

Congratulations to PGR Pablo Martinez Pancorbo, who submitted his thesis this month.   Here’s Pablo’s words on the challenges and rewards of undertaking his PhD and his time with the CDT: My thesis is submitted just in time! It has been four years working on this incredible research with so...

Summer Student Projects 2020

This summer, two of our PGRs- second year Conor Price and third year Iago Rodriguez Diez– were awarded summer student bursaries, covering a small stipend and project fees to allow them to host an undergraduate student for 10 weeks to complete a summer research project. In a competitive process, the...

Joaquín Faneca submits his thesis!

Congratulations to final year PGR Joaquín Faneca, who has just submitted his thesis: “Tunable Silicon integrated photonics based on functional materials”. Here is Joaquín’s experience of his time with the CDT: When I started the PhD coming from another country, everything was difficult, you do not have your own language, your family,...

Applications Open: Minerva Prize PGR Colloquium

This Autumn, we will host the first student-led colloquium as part of our regular colloquia series. The idea for this first came from second year PGR Connor Sait, whilst networking at a conference. When he brought the idea back to the CDT, it evolved into giving a PhD student from...

Ineta Grikalaite and Joaquin Faneca give virtual presentations at SPb Photonic, Optoelectronic, & Electronic Materials 2020

Fourth year student Joaquin Faneca and second year student Ineta Grikalaite attended SPb Photonic, Optoelectronic, & Electronic Materials 2020 online conference and presented their work during the virtual poster sessions in the format of a 1 min elevator pitch. Joaquin presented his work on “On-chip sub-wavelength Bragg grating design based...

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...

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...

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