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Postgraduate Research on Photonics as an Enabling Technology

Objective

Photonics is an important enabling technology for a wide range of applications in diverse areas. The photonics industry in Europe accounted for revenues of €49 billion in 2006, and is expected to soon exceed that of microelectronics. In the training network proposed here, a cohort of 14 early stage researchers and 5 young experienced researchers will be trained in the full gamut 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 9 academic partners, 4 full industry partners and 2 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 applied in four application areas; mode-locked lasers for Communications applications, solar cells for Energy applications, gas sensing for Environment applications, and fast tunable laser sources for OCT in Life Science applications. Each researcher will experience both academic and commercial environments thanks to the strong industrial involvement, resulting in multi-skilled, industry-focused graduates. PROPHET thus directly addresses the need for additional skilled photonics professionals, as identified by the European Technology Platform, Photonics21.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/microelectronics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 827 871
Administrative Contact
Conor Delaney (Mr.)

Participants (13)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 511 750
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Abderrahim Ramdane (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 412 975
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 520 841
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Taylor (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 282 731
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trish Starrs (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET MIKOLAJA KOPERNIKA W TORUNIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 212 634
Address
Ul. Jurija Gagarina 11
87100 Torun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maciej Wojtkowski (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 058
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margitta Teuchert (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 448 954
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandra La Greca (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 398
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marina Bertolotti (Dr.)
III-V LAB
France
EU contribution
€ 244 220
Address
1 Avenue Augustin Fresnel Campus Polytechnique
91767 Palaiseau Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denis Mazerolle (Dr.)
SUPERLUM DIODES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 222 116
Address
B3 Fota Point Enterprise Park
Carrigtwohill
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Natalie Tuchapsky (Ms.)
KITTIWAKE PROCAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 227 295
Address
Old Mill Square 20
RH20 4NQ Storrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karen Canham (Ms.)
FINISAR GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 917
Address
Reuchlinstrasse 10/11
10553 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olaf Eggers (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 238 110
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Lauder (Dr.)