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Postgraduate Research on Dilute Metamorphic Nanostructures and Metamaterials in Semiconductor Photonics

Objective

Photonics, nanotechnology, advanced materials, and advanced manufacturing technologies have been identified as key enabling technologies (KETs) for the EU. Today the photonics global market alone is around €300 billion and Europe has established a strong position with a total share of 20%, directly employing about 290,000 people. However, the shortage of sufficient skilled labour and entrepreneurs capable of handling the highly multi-disciplinary nature of KETs remains a major problem in the EU. Tailoring of semiconductors at the nanoscale is an important enabling technology for a wide range of photonics and electronics applications in diverse areas. In the training network proposed here, a cohort of 15 early stage researchers will be trained in the full range of skills required for a career in photonics, including materials growth, device fabrication, characterisation, design, theory, and commercialisation. A carefully-chosen, well-balanced consortium of 8 academic partners, 2 full industry partners and 7 associated partners are well placed to provide the training in these skills, with European and worldwide reputations as leaders in each field. These skills will be developed within four burgeoning research areas; Semiconductor Metamaterials & Plasmonics, Dilute Nitride semiconductor nanostructures, Hydrogenated Semiconductors and Metamorphic structures. The outcomes of this enabling fundamental research are well focused to deliver advances in sources for secure communications, sensitive detectors for security applications, more efficient solar cells for energy generation, LEDs and sensors for environmental gas and bio-sensing. Each researcher will experience both academic and commercial environments thanks to the strong industrial involvement, resulting in multi-skilled, industry-focused graduates. PROMIS therefore directly addresses the need for additional skilled photonics professionals, as identified by the European Technology Platform, Photonics21.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 675 628,37

Participants (10)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 531 349,20
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
III-V LAB
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
1 Avenue Augustin Fresnel Campus Polytechnique
91767 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia Paseo Carlos Iii N9
11003 Cadiz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOLUCIONES TECNOLOGICAS SOLTEKNIA SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 837,72
Address
Calle Chile 4 Edif Ii 1A Oficina 30
28230 Las Rozas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 934,74
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (7)

IQE plc
United Kingdom
Address
Pascal Close St Mellons
CF3 0EG Cardiff
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELEDYNE E2V (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Waterhouse Lane 106
CM1 2QU Chelmsford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Grayshill Road, Westfield North Courtyard 60
G68 9HQ Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIKEMIA
France
Address
Place Eugene Bataillon Campus
34095 Montpellier Cedex 5
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NASP III/V GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Knechtacker 19
35041 Marburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ID QUANTIQUE SA
Switzerland
Address
Chemin De La Marbrerie 3 Garouge
1227 Carouge Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)