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Postgraduate Research on Dilute Metamorphic Nanostructures and Metamaterials in Semiconductor Photonics

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.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

Address

Bailrigg
La1 4yw Lancaster

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 694 611,25

Participants (10)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 531 349,20

III-V LAB

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 2 SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES

France

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 516 122,64

PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

SGENIA SOLUCIONES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 99 837,72

Partners (7)

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IQE plc

TELEDYNE E2V (UK) LIMITED

Gas Sensing Solutions Ltd

SIKEMIA

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

NASP III/V GMBH

ID QUANTIQUE SA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 641899

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 947 500,69

  • EU contribution

    € 3 947 500,69

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

United Kingdom