Category: Activities & achievements

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...

Liam Trimby passes his viva!

Congratulations to Liam Trimby, who has passed his viva. He was supervised by Prof. C. David Wright and Dr. Anna Baldycheva.Liam’s thesis was titled ‘Phase-Change Meta-Devices for Tuneable Bandpass Filtering in the Infrared’. The examiners were Prof. Martin Cryan from University of Bristol  and the internal examiner was Dr. Mustafa...

Carlota Ruiz De Galarreta passes her viva!

We are delighted to announce that Carlota Ruiz De Galarreta  has passed her viva. She was supervised by Prof. C. David Wright and Dr. Jacopo Bertolotti. Carlota’s thesis was on “Optical phase-change metasurfaces: novel design concepts to practicable devices”. The examiners were Prof Anatoly Zayats from Kings College London, and the internal...

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