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CPDS held annual Christmas Formal at Trinity Hall College (2019.12.20)

last modified Jan 19, 2020 02:40 AM

CPDS had the annual Christmas group formal on 20th December 2019 at Trinity Hall College. CPDS staffs, students, members and guests enjoyed a wonderful night together to celebrate Christmas!

Trinity Hall College sits on the beautiful River Cam and is the fifth-oldest college of the University of Cambridge, having been founded in 1350 by William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich. Trinity Hall is also notable for its famous alumni theoretical physicists Stephen Hawking and Nobel Prize winner David Thouless.

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.