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Doctoral Training Network in Terahertz Technologies for Imaging, Radar and Communication Applications

Objective

Our future world will be one of ubiquitous sensor systems - a “Real World Web” where billions of devices, machines, or “things” will connect to the internet. In 2008, more machines were connected to the internet than there are humans on the planet, and by 2020 there are predicted to be 50 billion machines connected to the internet. As a consequence, there will be an ever-increasing hunger for communications bandwidth, both at a local level within an office or apartment, and at nodes within data centres and server farms. The terahertz (THz) band is yet to be exploited, and occupies frequencies from 0.3 to 3 GHz (1mm to 100um) occupying a middle ground between microwaves and infrared light. THz technologies are also set to revolutionize a range of imaging, sensing, and quantum optics applications.
Recently, tunneling devices have been shown to be the leading candidate in realizing compact, low cost, high performance THz transmitters and receivers once coupled to suitable antennas. Also, new two dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene or 1D nanowires are emerging as suitable platforms for realising highly sensitive detectors of THz radiation. These emerging research areas link e.g. semiconductor materials synthesis, high speed electronic device physics and engineering, antenna design, THz optics, and a raft of diverse applications. A new generation of academic and industry leaders in developing these devices and systems in the terahertz spectral band is now required. However, the research community is dispersed, and this highly multi-disciplinary field requires specialist training.
This network addresses this future societal need by addressing this training gap, and crystallising world leading groups in a concentrated research effort. A specialist training plan, including entrepreneurship, and transferrable skills along with advanced research topic specific has been devised. Partners include a strong mix of industrial and academics, linking strongly with other lea

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics/quantum optics
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials/two-dimensional nanostructures/graphene
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64

Participants (10)

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Campus De Penha
8005 139 Faro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
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
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 560
Address
Wingepark 51
3110 Rotselaar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C1, Piso 3
1749 016 Lisbon
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (16)

ALCATEL-LUCENT DEUTSCHLAND AG
Germany
Address
Lorenzstrasse 10
70435 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IQE Inc
United States
Address

Bethlehem
Activity type
Other
TeraView Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Platinum Bldg, St John's Innovation Park
CB7 5LJ Cambridge
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SubTeraNDT Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
European Space Agency Atlas Centre Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell Didcot
OX11 0RA Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Rhode & Schwarz
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Other
Integrated Compound Semiconductors ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Unit C3, Ashburton Road West
M17 1RW Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Terahertz waves Technologies
France
Address
1 Rond Point Benjamin Franklin
34960 Montpellier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Süddeutsches Kunststoffzentrum
Germany
Address

Horb Am Neckar
Activity type
Other
TOPTICA PHOTONICS AG
Germany
Address
Lochhamer Schlag 19
82166 Graefelfing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACST GMBH
Germany
Address
Josef-bautz Strasse 15
63457 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLC PHOTONICS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 9B Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Anteral
Spain
Address

Pamplona
Activity type
Other
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Japan
Address
Ookayama 2-12-1
152-8550 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Tokyo Metropolitan University
Japan
Address
Minami-osawa, Hachioji-shi 1-1
192-0397 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal
Address
Campus Universitario De Santiago Universidade De Aveiro
3810 193 Gloria E Vera Cruz
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSAKA UNIVERSITY
Japan
Address
1-1 Yamadaoka Suita
565-0871 Osaka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments