Manufacturing and Application of Next Generation Chalcogenides

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC)

Abstract

Glass has been a key material for many important advances in civilization; it was glass lenses which allowed microscopes to see bacteria for the first time and telescopes which revealed the planets and the moons of Jupiter. Glassware itself has contributed to the development of chemical, biological and cultural progress for thousands of years. The transformation of society with glass continues in modern times; as strands of glass optical fibres transform the internet and how we communicate. Today, glasses have moved beyond transparent materials, and through ongoing research have become active advanced and functional materials.

Unlike conventional glasses made from silica or sand, research is now producing glasses from materials such as sulphur, which yields an unusual, yellow orange glass with incredibly varied properties. This next generation of speciality glasses are noted for their functionality and their ability to respond to optical, electrical and thermal stimuli. These glasses have the ability to switch, bend, self-organize and darken when exposed to light, they can even conduct electricity. They transmit light in the infra-red, which ordinary glass blocks and the properties of these glasses can even change, when strong light is incident upon them.

The demand for speciality glass is growing and these advanced materials are of national importance for the UK. Our businesses that produce and process materials have a turnover of around £170 billion per annum; represent 15% of the country's GDP and have exports valued at £50 billion. With our proposed research programme we will produce extremely pure, highly functional glasses, unique to the world. The aims of our proposed research are as follows:

- To establish the UK as a world-leading speciality glass research and manufacturing facility

- To discovery new and optimize existing glass compositions, particularly in glasses made with sulphur

- To develop links with UK industry and help them to expit these new glass materials

- To demonstrate important new electronic, telecommunication, switching devices from these glasses

- To partner other UK Universities to explore new and emerging applications of speciality glass

To achieve these goals we bring together a world-class, UK team of physicists, chemists, engineers and computer scientists from Southampton, Exeter, Oxford, Cambridge and Heriot-Watt Universities. We are partners with over 15 UK companies who will use these materials in their products or contribute to new ways of manufacturing them. This proposal therefore provides a unique opportunity to underpin a substantial national programme in speciality-glass manufacture, research and development.

Planned Impact

The University staff working on this project will work closely with industry, therefore they will develop research and professional skills relevant to the employment sectors of our partners. Similarly, as our industrial sponsors have already identified, your PhD students "will also be of interest to us as we continue to recruit for development of our products" (see Seagate Letter of Support).
The impact of our research on our Nation will be primarily directed to wealth creation. By accelerating our manufacturing capabilities in advanced materials will be strengthen our ability to innovate and create new products thereby increasing our competitiveness in a global economy. While historically, our country's strength was in the manufacturing of "classical" materials, it is now clear that the value added in the manufacturing of innovative and highly functional materials with significant added value will be the key enabler for growth, both in annual turnover and in diversity of products we produce and export.

The products that we will enable will also influence the Nation's health and culture. Chalcogenides have now been successfully trialled as electronic memory, by both Samsung and Nokia, in next-generation mobile phones and this technology is ready to replace conventional FLASH memory as it approaches its fundamental scaling limits. We are critically dependent on memory in computers, mobile phones and hand held devices therefore these materials will become a part of our everyday life through the work lead by Exeter in this project, supported by Samsung and Seagate. Chalcogenide optical components have for decades been used by UK aerospace and defence industries and will continue to do so; evidence for this is the strong defence and aerospace support our project has attracted. In telecoms, there is growing interest in nonlinear optical devices based on chalcogenides. In our Oxford lead work, we will develop switches and routers from chalcogenide materials. Similarly, the waveguide and microfluidic devices we will fabricate could find use in medical diagnostics and Heriot-Watt will prototype these devices.

Our Advisory Board includes representation from the Technology Strategy Board (Myrddin Jones, Lead Technologist for Electronics, Photonics, Electrical Systems) who provide links to national and local government agencies and the commercial private sector who will benefit from the research. Similarly, Dr John Lincoln as Network Manager for the Southeast Photonics Network has direct contact with the companies with which our consortium should partner. John will be responsible for developing new industrial partnerships and securing industrially-funded PhD projects throughout the lifetime of our project.

This proposal will address the fact that there is no UK producer of commercial chalcogenide glass or infrared transmitting optical fibres. UK industries that rely on these materials and products must source from the USA or Europe. The need for a coordinated national programme in chalcogenides is evidence-based, as verified by the range of industrial partners which support this proposal. We will begin distribution of chalcogenides produced at Southampton within the first months of the project therefore the impact of our material manufacturing will be immediate. Through the follow-on funding with industry we plan, the impact will also continue after this project is complete.

Finally, it is our intention to use the opportunity that this proposal provides to underpin a National programme in chalcogenide-glass manufacture, research and development. Although the consortium formally consists of five of the leading Universities in the country who work with chalcogenides, there are others and it is our intention to also engage with them through complementary projects and future proposals.

Organisations

 
Description Improved glass purity through a in-house and custom designed glass melting/purification system

First demonstration of crucible drawn optical fibres from chalcogenide glass in the UK

New glass compositions which provide enhanced transparency in the infrared
Exploitation Route Collaborative work with industrial parnters
Further funding proposal
Spin out company
commerical glass sales
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Security and Diplomacy,Transport

URL http://chalcogenide.net
 
Description As part of the Glass Reflections Conference ChAMP are orgainising a one day workshop on Chalcogenides on 9 September 2015 at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Combining with the Photonex Southampton exhibition, brought 231 people to the CHAMP partnership day on 9 March to mark the launch of the project to advance the manufacture of Chalcogenide glasses and demonstration their applications - a record breaking audience for such an event at Southampton. Prof Hayden ChAMP partnership day Prof Brian Hayden explaining the potential of hIgh throughput screen of advanced material compositions and how it can be applied to Chalcogenides Talks from the work package leaders at Southampton, Heriot-Watt, Exeter, Oxford and Cambridge Universities were welcomed by an audience including over 100 representatives from across UK industry. Industrial partners also provided valuable insights into how these glasses can be processed and what is driving their adoption in both passive and active applications.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Security and Diplomacy,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description All-dielectric beam control using dynamically-tuneable metasurfaces
Amount £52,700 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Chalcogenide-based memory and logic for flexible electronics applications Read more at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3447#qpQPkbQAvClARAq4.99
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd 
Sector Private
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Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Development and Application of Non-Equilibrium Doping in Amorphous Chalcogenides
Amount £261,632 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N020278/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description Dynamically-tuneable optical metasurfaces for laser implosion fusion applications Read more at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3450#HiB6zfH5jew10Mf0.99
Amount £52,700 (GBP)
Organisation Atomic Weapons Establishment 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Feasibility of a novel low cost technique to deposit chalcogenides
Amount £111,001 (GBP)
Funding ID 132374 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Fun-COMP
Amount € 3,999,999 (EUR)
Funding ID 780848 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2022
 
Description ICT31: Fun-Comp
Amount £3,996,951 (GBP)
Funding ID 780848 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2018 
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Description Infrared light control using phase-change metadevices
Amount $444,000 (USD)
Funding ID N-00014-16-R-BA01 
Organisation ONRG Office of Naval Research Global 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 08/2017 
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Description Nanomaterials for Smart Data Storage
Amount £211,227 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N510063/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description Next Generation Chalcogenides (ChAMP); MaFuMa grant
Amount £2,508,176 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M015130/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 01/2020
 
Description TEAM-A: The tailored electromagnetic and acoustic materials accelerator
Amount £2,433,195 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R004781/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2022
 
Title High current conductive AFM 
Description Our set-up on an Asylum MFP 3D atomic force microscope allows us to induce up to 1 mA of current through a conductive AFM tip. This allows us to probe the nanoscale electrical properties of functional materials at current densities commonly used in real world devices, helping accelerate real-world usability of such materials in devices that have dimensions of devices, eliminating the need for lithographic patterning in order to screen novel materials. We have successfully used this to characterize phase change materials, and more recently are adapting this for 2D materials. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A spin out company Bodle. Several papers and patents resulting from the development of this technique. 
 
Title Optoelectronic testing station - Fiber Coupling with nanometer precision 
Description Set-ups used for combined optoelectronic testing of nanoscale and microscope devices have several limitations with respect to mechanical, electrical and optical operation properties. Therefore, in order to continue with the study of mixed mode electro-optical operation of functional materials, a new experimental set-up with better characteristics was required. The following features were identified. In order to aim the laser accurately on the device, a raster reflectivity scan was necessary. This, in turn, called for the improvement in reproducibility of the stage position, as well as a reduction of the drift due to thermal expansion and mechanical relaxation of the components. Additionally, by reducing mechanical drift, the time available to perform the test would also increase, allowing for better focusing and aiming into the area of interest. Improvement in the scan step resolution was also required, in comparison to the 100nm step resolution provided by the pico-motors of the former setup. Also, nano-second range optical and electrical pulses were needed to induce amorphization of GST devices. All of the before mentioned requirements were subsequently incorporated into a new experimental setup in a way which is described in detail in a thesis submitted by Gerardo Rodriguez Henandez whilst working in Harish Bhaskaran's laboratory. The requirements for the optical component of the experimental setup corresponded closely to a laser-scanning microscope. Such an instrument produces images by raster scanning a focused laser beam on a given sample and acquiring the intensity of the reflected signal at every point during the scan. However, higher power than that required to simply acquire reflectance scans (3mW) was also needed to optically induce phase changes of phase change materials (~60mW). One important feature in the current design was the use of fibre-coupled optical components. Such components allow a reduction of the setup footprint, simplify the alignment and improve the sensitivity to vibration and are generally safer to use. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A paper and a research thesis was published. 2 new patents have been filed. 
 
Title Research data supporting "The relation between chemical bonding and ultra-fast crystal growth" 
Description This document explains the key data contained in this repository for the following manuscript: The relation between chemical bonding and ultrafast crystal growth by T. H. Lee and S. R. Elliott General: We include here the atomic coordinates of generated amorphous GST model. In addition, we include the atomic coordinates of models captured at certain frames during growth simulations (i.e. the initial and final configurations during sequential cooperative atomic movements, as shown in Fig. 5a). The data for the distribution of atomic distance and ELFbond for axial and equatorial bonds of Ge(4,1) and Sb(4,1) units are also included here. Data files: 1. Amorphous_model.cif This file contains the atomic coordinates of amorphous GST model generated (Fig. 1a). The file can be viewed by, for instance, VESTA (http://jp-minerals.org/vesta/en/). 2. Atom_ligand_distance_Ge41_axial_equatorial.txt The first, second, and third columns correspond to the bond distance in Å, the number of axial bonds, and the number of equatorial bonds, respectively, for Ge(4,1) units observed in amorphous models (Fig. 2d). 3. Atom_ligand_distance_Sb41_axial_equatorial.txt The first, second, and third columns correspond to the bond distance in Å, the number of axial bonds, and the number of equatorial bonds, respectively, for Sb(4,1) units observed in amorphous models (Fig. 2d). 4. ELF_Ge41_axial_equatorial.txt The first, second, and third columns correspond to the ELEbond, equatorial-bond populations, and the population of axial bonds, respectively, for Ge(4,1) units observed in amorphous models (Fig. 3a). 5. ELF_Sb41_axial_equatorial.txt The first, second, and third columns correspond to the ELEbond, the population of equatorial bonds, and the population of axial bonds, respectively, for Sb(4,1) units observed in amorphous models (Fig. 3a). 6. Atomic_configuration_growth.cif This file contains the atomic coordinates of GST model during crystal growth. The file can be viewed by, for instance, VESTA (http://jp-minerals.org/vesta/en/). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
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Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description Advanced Materials 
Organisation Qinetiq
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Develop method for processing materials for security and defence applications
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of the materials supplied
Impact Better understanding of emerging materials for security and defence applications
Start Year 2016
 
Description City College New York, Chemistry Dept. professor Maria Tamargo. 
Organisation City University of New York (CUNY)
Department City College of New York
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We provided their group with GaAs ELO samples for experiments on BiSe and other topological insulators. We also visited their lab to transfer our knowledge of the lift off procedure for future experiments
Collaborator Contribution Their contribution was to grow lattice matched InP/InGaAs/ZnCdSe samples for our group to subsequently deposit our epitaxial lift off structures on.
Impact In preparation
Start Year 2015
 
Description IR Materials 
Organisation Qioptic
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developed a process for modification of infrared materials
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of our results
Impact Report and provision of samples
Start Year 2016
 
Description Invited Manufacturing Fellowship Extension 
Organisation IBM
Department IBM Research Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution industrial collaboration
Collaborator Contribution industrial advice
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
Description Smart Materials for Data Storage 
Organisation Ilika
Department Ilika Technologies Ltd.
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution HAMR is a technology designed to enable the next big increase in the amount of data that can be stored on a hard drive. It uses a new kind of media magnetic technology on each disk that allows data bits, or grains, to become smaller and more densely packed than ever, while remaining magnetically stable. A small laser diode attached to each recording head heats a tiny spot on the disk, which enables the recording head to flip the magnetic polarity of each very stable bit, enabling data to be written. Our research team provided expertise in our knowledge of advanced materials to the industrial partner Seagate to help them indentify materials more suitable in the hard drives they were developing.
Collaborator Contribution The Nanomaterials for Data Storage project has successfully demonstrated new materials with new capabilities to improve read write transducer reliability and performance in next generation hard drive products. High thermal conductivity materials have been processed at Seagate's wafer fabrication facility with follow on electrical testing to verify that the nitride based materials have enabled reduced thermal effects in the transducer, translating into a 25% gain in the ability to set the distance between the head and the disk. This will enable reduced time to product launch for the Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) hard drive technology due to reach the market in early 2019. Advanced material synthesis and test capability at the partner organisations, Ilika and University of Southampton was used to facilitate material optimisation and exploration with many alternative options. The Nanomaterials for Data Storage has resulted in strong working relationship between Seagate, llika and the University of Southampton. As a result of this another Innovate UK funded project, Photonic Material Process for Data Storage, is underway. The aim of this project is to put in place a mechanism for continued business interaction between Seagate and Ilika. Also, the University of Southampton has been able to quickly demonstrate material properties and measurements in several areas that are of interest to Seagate. It is hoped that one of these areas can become the focus on a future Innovate UK funded project. The partners are actively working on this at the moment.
Impact Ellipsometry of 2D materials Improved annealing processes for 2D materials Processes for lower temperature deposition of 2D materials Invited to Participate Knowledge Transfer Network, UK led workshop: Contact: Monika Dunkel monika.dunkel@ktn-uk.org Participated in Flexible and Printed Electronics, Displays & Photonics demonstrator workshop, 21 November 2017, Cambridge
Start Year 2016
 
Description UltraSRD - Innovate UK 
Organisation Bodle Technologies Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution UltraSRD - Designing a proof of concept ultra-low power, solid-state reflective colour display using novel phase change materials. The technological challenge of successfully implementing colour & video capability within a reflective (non-backlit) display has been challenging the display industry for years. Reflective E-reader displays are slow to refresh and only available in black and white, whilst backlit LCD and emissive OLED screens consume high rates of power: this limits the information display applications that these technologies can be applied to. Development of a feasible low power, Cookies on the GtR website multi-colour display technology could see many new avenues of opportunity open for new reflective information displays including in wearable devices and the internet of things. UltraSRD addresses this unsatisfactory compromise on colour, speed and energy consumption: based on research completed at the University of Oxford and with industry support, Bodle Technologies intends to investigate the feasibility of developing a commercially viable, high resolution, bistable, rapid refresh, colour reflective display by 2020 using novel phase change materials.
Collaborator Contribution phase change material display research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description UltraSRD - Innovate UK 
Organisation M-Solv
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution UltraSRD - Designing a proof of concept ultra-low power, solid-state reflective colour display using novel phase change materials. The technological challenge of successfully implementing colour & video capability within a reflective (non-backlit) display has been challenging the display industry for years. Reflective E-reader displays are slow to refresh and only available in black and white, whilst backlit LCD and emissive OLED screens consume high rates of power: this limits the information display applications that these technologies can be applied to. Development of a feasible low power, Cookies on the GtR website multi-colour display technology could see many new avenues of opportunity open for new reflective information displays including in wearable devices and the internet of things. UltraSRD addresses this unsatisfactory compromise on colour, speed and energy consumption: based on research completed at the University of Oxford and with industry support, Bodle Technologies intends to investigate the feasibility of developing a commercially viable, high resolution, bistable, rapid refresh, colour reflective display by 2020 using novel phase change materials.
Collaborator Contribution phase change material display research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description UltraSRD - Innovate UK 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UltraSRD - Designing a proof of concept ultra-low power, solid-state reflective colour display using novel phase change materials. The technological challenge of successfully implementing colour & video capability within a reflective (non-backlit) display has been challenging the display industry for years. Reflective E-reader displays are slow to refresh and only available in black and white, whilst backlit LCD and emissive OLED screens consume high rates of power: this limits the information display applications that these technologies can be applied to. Development of a feasible low power, Cookies on the GtR website multi-colour display technology could see many new avenues of opportunity open for new reflective information displays including in wearable devices and the internet of things. UltraSRD addresses this unsatisfactory compromise on colour, speed and energy consumption: based on research completed at the University of Oxford and with industry support, Bodle Technologies intends to investigate the feasibility of developing a commercially viable, high resolution, bistable, rapid refresh, colour reflective display by 2020 using novel phase change materials.
Collaborator Contribution phase change material display research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description UltraSRD - Innovate UK 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UltraSRD - Designing a proof of concept ultra-low power, solid-state reflective colour display using novel phase change materials. The technological challenge of successfully implementing colour & video capability within a reflective (non-backlit) display has been challenging the display industry for years. Reflective E-reader displays are slow to refresh and only available in black and white, whilst backlit LCD and emissive OLED screens consume high rates of power: this limits the information display applications that these technologies can be applied to. Development of a feasible low power, Cookies on the GtR website multi-colour display technology could see many new avenues of opportunity open for new reflective information displays including in wearable devices and the internet of things. UltraSRD addresses this unsatisfactory compromise on colour, speed and energy consumption: based on research completed at the University of Oxford and with industry support, Bodle Technologies intends to investigate the feasibility of developing a commercially viable, high resolution, bistable, rapid refresh, colour reflective display by 2020 using novel phase change materials.
Collaborator Contribution phase change material display research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2017
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation BASF
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Bodle Technologies Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation CreaPhys GmbH
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Eckersley O'Callaghan
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Fraunhofer Society
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Heliatek GmbH
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation IBM
Department IBM Research Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Kurt J Lesker Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Msolv Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Oxford Instruments
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Oxford Instruments Asylum Research
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Oxford Photovoltaics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Oxford Photovoltaics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Plasma App Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation SONY
Country Japan 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation University of Münster
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation University of Pennsylvania
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Title DISPLAY 
Description A display is described which comprisesa plurality of pixels (12), wherein each pixel (12) comprises a plasmonic resonator (26) including first and second metallic material elements (16, 22) and incorporatinga layer (18) of a phase change material, the plasmonic resonator (26) being arranged such that in one material state of the phase change material (18) the electric field coupling between the second metallic material element (22) and the phase change material layer (18) is strong and so strong absorption of selected wavelengths of the incident light occurs, whereas in another state of the phase change material (18) the electric field coupling between the metallic material elements (16, 22) and the phase change material layer (18), and between the first and second metallic material elements (16, 22) is weak and so re-radiation of incident light occurs, the pixel (12) being of high reflectance. 
IP Reference WO2019038559 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed No
Impact None so far
 
Title H Bhaskaran 1509992.2 
Description Patent Application Status: File, Type: Priority. Application Date: 9 June 2015. 
IP Reference GB1509992.2 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet.
 
Title H Bhaskaran 1512914.1 
Description Patent Application Status: File, Type: Priority. Application Date: 22 July 2015. 
IP Reference GB1512914.1 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet.
 
Title H Bhaskaran 1516579.8 
Description Patent Application Status: File, Type: Priority. Application Date: 18 Sept 2015 
IP Reference GB1516579.8 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet.
 
Title H Bhaskaran 1518371.8 
Description Patent Application Status: File, Type: Priority. Application Date: 16 Oct 2015. 
IP Reference GB1518371.8 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet.
 
Title PHASE CHANGE SWITCHING 
Description A device (200) comprising: a PCM region (213), a first electrode (211), a second electrode (212), and an insulating region (215) disposed between the PCM region (213) and the first electrode (211) to prevent direct electrical contact between the first electrode (211) and PCM region (213), wherein a capacitor structure is formed by the first electrode (211), second electrode (212), PCM region (213) and insulating region (215). A controller is disclosed, configured to: control the phase of the PCM region (213) by applying an alternating voltage across the capacitor structure so as to at least partially change the phase of the PCM region (213) by causing an AC current to flow through the PCM region (213); and/or read the state of the PCM region (213) by applying an alternating voltage across the capacitor structure so as to detect the phase of the PCM region (213) from the impedance of the capacitor structure. 
IP Reference WO2018224807 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2018
Licensed No
Impact The development of this patent has provided a better understanding of large area switching of phase-change materials for applications requiring electrical control over bi-stable optical devices.
 
Description Materials Research Exchange, 12 March 2018, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The 2018 Materials Research Exchange and Investor Showcase, organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK and supported by EPSRC and Dstl provides an excellent platform to help develop commercial success of UK-generated materials research and innovation.

Taking place on 12 and 13 March, 2018 at the Business Design Centre, London it will provide an ideal opportunity to absorb current trends and take a glimpse of future innovations. The UK is an acknowledged global hub of excellence in materials research and know-how. This event will demonstrate the groundbreaking new materials and processes to industry to accelerate the process of taking these through to commercialisation.

From metals, powders and textiles to graphene and polymers - innovations in advanced materials research have numerous applications across a wide range of sectors. MRE2018 will be the largest and finest materials innovation event of the year... designed by those working in materials for the materials sector to engage with key application sectors in the UK and beyond.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30124/materials-research-exchange-and-investor-showcase-2018
 
Description SPIE Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attendence at SPIE Exhibition as as part of SPIE Security + Defence and Remote Sensing Edinburgh 26-29 Sep 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016