comment on this article

Consortium gets £5million for silicon photonics research

A research consortium led by the University of Surrey has won a £5million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to work on silicon photonics.

Other collaborators include St Andrews University, Leeds University, Warwick University and Southampton University, along with QinetiQ and Intel, whose earlier work is pictured. The consortium aims to contribute to the ‘second silicon revolution’ by building on work that has already been demonstrated by the partners.
Professor Graham Reed from the University of Surrey emphasised the importance of the grant. “We are delighted that the EPSRC has given us this exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of silicon photonics to a level where it can have a positive impact upon people’s lives. As a team we are committed to providing technology suitable for industrial takeup.”

Graham Pitcher

Comment on this article

This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team.

What you think about this article:

Add your comments


Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

Microbial fuel cell

A micro-scale self-sustaining microbial fuel cell, developed by researchers at ...

Shining new light

New applications for lasers are being developed as technology is improving – ...

Join the revolution

The networking world has largely been defined by the development of fixed ...

Objects at REST

The tentacles of the internet are reaching further into the domain of deeply ...

NI Trend Watch 2014

This report from National Instruments summarises the latest trends in the ...

Capactive sensing

This whitepaper looks at a number of capacitive sensing applications to ...

Reducing audible noise

Noise can be described as ‘unwanted sound’ and environmental noise is usually ...

Hardware development

In today’s fast-paced, connected world, the need for more capable and adaptable ...

A digital revolution

The micro:bit Educational Foundation has been launched as a not-for-profit ...

A change of course

Since taking over as CEO in December 2015, Jeff Benck has rung the changes at ...