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Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors

 

Denisa Demko

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Denisa assists Professor Daping Chu with administrative tasks related to the Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors. She received a BA Degree in Business Management from Nottingham and a Master’s degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. She worked as a process coordinator at Zeiss Microscopy, as a financial analyst at Bayer and in the financial sector in London.

 

Phoebe Gao

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Phoebe obtained BA and MEng degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge in June 2019. Her dissertation (first-class) was on ‘Trap and Move Live Cells Using Holographic Optical Tweezers (HOT)’ under supervision of Prof. Daping Chu. She then joined the Photonic Devices and Sensors Group at the University of Cambridge in October 2019 to pursue her Ph.D. She is a member of Downing College.

 

Jingfang Gu

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Jingfang received his BEng (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester in June 2019 . Looking for a new challenge, he then joined the CDT in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems (CEPS) and received an MRes degree from UCL in September 2020. After that, he registered as a PhD student in the CPDS group at the University of Cambridge in October 2020. His research interests include optical communications, THz photonics and holography algorithms. He is currently working on “Extended eye-box and Field-of-View (FOV) for 3D AR/VR Displays” under the supervision of Prof. Daping Chu.

Jingfang is a member of Fitzwilliam College. Outside of academia he enjoys playing the guitar and basketball.

 

Jintao Hong

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Jintao Hong received his First-Class Bachelor's degree in Instrumentation Science and Opto-Electronics Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) in 2016. He joined the atomic gyroscope research group in BUAA during his study and published 2 papers of laser controlling for atomic sensor. After that, He finished his Master’s degree(1st class honor) in Quantum physics from University College of London. Currently, He joined the Photonic Devices and Sensors Group at the University of Cambridge in October 2017 to pursue his PhD.
He is a member of St.Catherine’s College.

 

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Ashutosh Tomar

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Ashutosh Tomar is a PhD student pioneering structural electronics research on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover. Jaguar Land Rover has already unveiled use of this technology as a world's first for next-generation in-car personalisation. Mr Tomar, who is also the Electrical Research Technical Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, has been working on the Lightweight Electronics in Simplified Architecture (LESA) research technology – converting and solving challenges to use technologies used in flexible wearables and curved OLED TVs, to make it robust for automotive industry. It has formed part of his PhD research, under the supervision of Professor Daping Chu, Director of both the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) and the Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors.

 

 

Yuan Tong

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Yuan received her BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester in 2016 and her MRes in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems from the University of Cambridge in 2017. She then joined the group in October 2017 to pursue her PhD. Her research topic is "Next Generation LCoS SLM for Novel Applications".

Yuan is a Jardine Scholar and a member of Peterhouse.

 

Peng Wang

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Peng Wang received his Bachelor’s degree (1st class honors) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2015. After that, he enrolled in the Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems CDT in University of Cambridge and received a master degree in 2016. He joined the Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors in October 2016. His research topic now is ‘Investigation of optical couplers for the application in optical bus systems for autonomous cars’.

 

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Weijie Wu

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Weijie Wu received his First-Class Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 2019, with a University Prize awarding the best academic performance in the department. In October 2019, he joined the Connected Photonic and Electronic Systems CDT in University College London and received a master degree in 2020. Right after that, he started his PhD study in Photonic Devices and Sensors Group at the University of Cambridge. His research topic is 'Next Generation Optically Addressed Spatial Light Modulators for 3D Holographic Display'. He is a member of Sidney Sussex College.

 

Xuewei Zhang

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Xuewei received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics department from the Shaanxi Normal University in 2017 and obtained her MRes degree in Chemistry department from the Imperial College London in 2018. She then joined the Photonic Devices and Sensors Group at the University of Cambridge in October 2019 to pursue her Ph.D. Her research area is in using density functional theory to predict properties of electronic materials.

Xuewei is a member of Churchill College.

Introduction of CPDS

Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors (CPDS) is in the Photonics area of the Electrical Engineering Division, with a research focus embracing photonic and sensing devices, functional materials and their integration at system level.

We aim to address future societal needs with new system functionalities through invention of novel device architectures based on in-depth understanding of basic material properties.

There is a wide range of activities within the group, including phase-only holography and its applications, high brightness multi-stable colour reflective displays, tuneable dielectric materials and devices for radio frequencies, liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) device development, and novel sensors.

As well as conducting highly focused studies, we also specialise in the development of demonstrators for business exploitation and commercialisation. This is facilitated by multi-disciplinary expertise within the group and by our highly experienced team approach. Some of the outcomes from the group have been successfully transferred to our industrial collaborators for production.