Wearable and flexible technologies enabled by advanced thin-film manufacture and metrology

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Materials

Abstract

Wearable technologies such as smart glasses have recently caused much excitement in the business and technology spheres. However, these examples use relatively conventional technologies. The real breakthrough in wearable technologies will come when we can manufacture materials and components that are flexible and non-intrusive enough to be integrated into everyday items, such as our clothes. The main challenges to achieving this are the lack of reliability, performance limitations of (opto)electronics on flexible substrates, and the lack of flexible power sources. Much of the necessary device technology exists in some nascent form; our proposal will provide the technological innovation to allow its manufacture in a form compatible with wearable technology. In this project we aim to solve a key technological challenge in wearable technologies, namely that of scalable and cost-effective manufacturing by taking advantage of the following areas of UK technological excellence in components and scale-up technologies:
1) The assembled consortium has an emphasis on inventing and demonstrating the key wearables technologies required on flexible substrates for displays, energy harvesting and sensing.
2) The consortium consists of key researchers in the fields of modeling prediction, metrology, systems integration and design for reliability, all required to complement the device engineering.
3) Importantly, by integrating, right from the word go, the aspect of Roll-to-Roll (R2R) scale-up of manufacturing such flexible technologies, we will create the manufacturing know-how to allow fundamental science to translate into manufacturing.

The deposition processes for all wearables face similar challenges such as low material yield, high waste (important for functional films where minimizing waste saves costs substantially) and lack of in-situ process monitoring. Additionally, for our targeted applications, there is currently no scalable cost-effective manufacturing technology. Roll-to-roll processing fulfills this crucial need and our aim will be to enable this scalable manufacturing technology for inexpensive production on flexible substrates, an area very much underexplored in terms of advanced functional materials, but one with huge potential.

Planned Impact

In its latest report on manufacturing in the UK, the Foresight report concludes that "Manufacturing is no longer about 'production'"and that "39% of UK manufacturers with 100 or more employees derived value from 'manufacturing services' related to their products." These are important numbers and no technology embodies these aspects more than wearable and flexible technologies. By 2024, the market for wearable technology will reach $70 billion, according to IDTechEx. Initially photovoltaics, OLEDs and e-paper displays will grow rapidly, followed by thin-film transistor circuits, sensors and batteries. Even agriculture is expected to be a growth sector for wearables, as outlined in another IDTechEx report, "Wearable Technology for Animals 2015-2025," which covers the needs, technologies and markets of wearable electronics for livestock, pets and wild animals. It forecasts that the global market will grow from $910 million in 2014 to $2.6 billion in 2025. Thus enabling the manufacture of these devices and systems can produce huge economic benefits to the UK economy. In addition to our industrial partners, there are many other UK firms that we plan to engage with such as Oxford & Paisley, Cambridge Materials, Sheffield Materials etc. There is also significant activity in machine development in the UK (Bobst Manchester, Timpson, Double R Controls, Ultraprecision Engineering, Gencoa etc.), film converting (Ultimet, Camvac, Tertrapak) and substrates (Innovia films, DuPont Teijin etc.), all of whom would experience benefits when we enable the manufacturing of truly wearable and flexible technologies. Moreover, the provision of wearable technologies provides opportunities for follow-on services such as automatic health monitoring with automated links to the medical professions, which could add significant value to the UK economy.
As EPSRC's own Materially Better report outlines the UK is particularly strong in key areas of research such as in the understanding of complex inorganic materials, organic electronics, theory and simulation of materials and functional devices. In our project, we address each of those issues. Thus, this is evidence that our highly interdisciplinary proposal plays to the strengths of UK's Advanced Materials base. The call document states "to enable advanced functional materials to thrive in the industrial world, we need to understand the integration of these materials with components, the demands for performance and reliability, and the requirements for new assembly processes and manufacturing techniques to realise this." Our proposal addresses these very needs in the context of wearable and flexible technologies by marrying materials development with upscaling processes suitable for large area deposition. The general technological know-how that we will develop is however applicable to other industries such as antireflection coatings, smart windows and rigid solar cells that are outside of wearable and flexible technologies and we will actively seek to engage with them.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description The program has been in progress for over 3 years now.
The key findings so far for this are:
1) World first areas: Ultimate Limit of Scaling Nanoscale Devices, Flexible Phase-Change Memory; Truly Flexible 2D materials, Conducting Polymer Networks at the Percolation Threshold for Chemiresistors on Flexible Substrates , On-chip photonics synapse; Thermo-electric Energy Harvesting; Organic Photovoltaic Energy-Harvesting; Enhanced printing resolution on flexible substrates with self-assembled monolayer surface modification, Dynamically tunable color filters based on Phase change materials, Patterned metallisation process; Roll-to-roll manufacture of OTFT sensors based on PVDF; Infrared Phase-Change Metadevices with in-situ Switching; Towards A Phase-Change Metamaterial CMY Subtractive Display; Phase-Change Reflectarrays; In-situ Film Growth Monitoring; High-throughput manufacture of flexible electronics; Holographic Display Concepts.
2) Interlock research areas; leveraging fundings: EPSRC Manufacturing Fellowship, EC ICT31, EPSRC IAA, Global Challenge Research Fund
3) Staffing complete - all postdoc positions filled in
4) Closer cooperation with Industrial Partners. The number of engaged industrial partners increased to 20. New, active partners: PragmatIC, Eckersley O'Callaghan, Plasma App Ltd, M-Sov Ltd, Sony.
Exploitation Route It is too early to tell.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL http://www.waftcollaboration.org/
 
Description The findings of this award has contributed to several non-academic outputs specifically towards developing tools and techniques to commercialize displays, especially by the involvement of Bodle Technologies Limited. Furthermore, a materials list was compiled via the Co-I at Southampton which has been circulated to industrial partners keen ti take up any materials deposition on their chips for further integration. This could lead to breakthroughs in disruptive optoelectronic devices. The presentations of the WAFT Co-Investigators and the scientific discussions in the WAFT Poster Session demonstrated good progress within WAFT in October 2017. The project was at the halfway point where research strands were coming together and the interlock of device development and modelling is advancing. It was noted that the logical next step is to demonstrate the manufacturability and generate outcome, perhaps utilising the roll-to-roll processing. The design of integration and the thin film manufacturing challenges will be the focus in 2018. The increasing individual exchanges and scientific interactions with IAB partners were mentioned and appreciated. The Industrial Partners were encouraged to follow up on scientific discussions and research collaborations under individual NDA's.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Retail
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description G7 Statement with GYA input
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Some of our recommendations on early stage researchers and women in research to the G7 Science Ministers' meeting made it into the Final Tsukuba Communiqué
URL http://www8.cao.go.jp/cstp/english/others/communique_en.html
 
Description More Open Access Pledge
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://moreopenaccess.net/
 
Description Position Statement on Open Data by the Young Academies of Europe and the Global Young Academy
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://globalyoungacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Position-Statement-on-Open-Data-by-the-You...
 
Description Position statement on Open Access by the Young Academies of Europe and the Global Young Academy
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://globalyoungacademy.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Position-statement-on-Open-Access-by-the-Y...
 
Description Chalcogenide Photonic Technologies
Amount £594,605 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M008487/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2018
 
Description Designing Nanosystems: the CMOS Way; Standard Research - NR1
Amount £298,001 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N010159/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 11/2017
 
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description ICT31: Fun-Comp
Amount £3,996,951 (GBP)
Funding ID 780848 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2022
 
Description Industrial Funding Toyota for potential development
Amount € 50,000 (EUR)
Organisation Toyota Motor Corporation 
Sector Private
Country Japan
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2017
 
Description Invited Renewal - EPSRC Manufacturing Fellowship
Amount £1,116,378 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R001677/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2022
 
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 Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 01/2020
 
Description Next generation computer memories - using light to store data; IAA grant
Amount £93,886 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R511742/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Description Wearable and flexible technologies enabled by advanced thin-film manufacture and metrology
Amount £2,476,881 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M015173/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2019
 
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 Our Group's Github Page 
Description Following Open Science/Innovation approaches, we put all our code, procedures and design up on github 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Code, procedures and designs available online 
URL https://github.com/AFMD
 
Description Atomistic potential development for thermoelctrics 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have developed a first principle model system to estimate the SPin-Seebeck effect for BiTh2 systems. Currently we are working on including different doping materials to the system to enhance the SPin-Seebeck effect.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have brought in their expertise in potential development and system analysis.
Impact We have started to formulate a joined paper and conference contribution for the MMM 2016 in New Orleans USA
Start Year 2015
 
Description Development of an ultra sensitive molecular detector 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A PhD student in Oxford is carrying out research into a new kind of sensor for the detection of low concentrations of vapours of explosive materials.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners (Dstl) are sponsoring the project and will provide access to material that are not available in Oxford.
Impact We have published a paper on explosives vapour sensing. The collaboration has also led to two further grants, one EPSRC, and a further Dstl grant.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Fun-Comp 
Organisation IBM
Department IBM Research Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Functionally scaled computing technology: From novel devices to non-von Neumann architectures and algorithms for a connected intelligent world. The Fun-COMP project aims to develop a new wave of industry-relevant technologies that will extend the limits facing mainstream processing and storage approaches. We will do this by delivering innovative nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and systems that fuse together the core information processing tasks of computing and memory, that incorporate in hardware the ability to learn adapt and evolve, that are designed from the bottom-up to take advantage of the huge benefits, in terms of increases in speed/bandwidth and reduction in power consumption, promised by the emergence of Silicon photonic systems. We will develop basic information processing building blocks that draw inspiration from biological approaches, providing computing primitives that can mimic the essential features of brain-like synapses and neurons to deliver a new foundation for fast, low-power, functionally-scaled computing based around non-von Neumann approaches. We will combine such computing primitives into reconfigurable integrated processing networks that can implement in hardware novel, intelligent, self-learning and adaptive computational approaches - including spiking neural networks, computing-in-memory and autonomous reservoir computing - and that are capable of addressing complex real-world computational problems in fast, energy-efficient ways. We will address the application of our novel technologies to future computing imperatives, including the analysis and exploitation of 'big data' and the ubiquity of computing arising from the 'Internet of Things'. To realise our goals we bring together a world-leading consortium of industrial and academic researchers whose current work in the development of future information processing and storage technologies defines the state-of-the-art.
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
Description Fun-Comp 
Organisation Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Centre
Country Belgium 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Functionally scaled computing technology: From novel devices to non-von Neumann architectures and algorithms for a connected intelligent world. The Fun-COMP project aims to develop a new wave of industry-relevant technologies that will extend the limits facing mainstream processing and storage approaches. We will do this by delivering innovative nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and systems that fuse together the core information processing tasks of computing and memory, that incorporate in hardware the ability to learn adapt and evolve, that are designed from the bottom-up to take advantage of the huge benefits, in terms of increases in speed/bandwidth and reduction in power consumption, promised by the emergence of Silicon photonic systems. We will develop basic information processing building blocks that draw inspiration from biological approaches, providing computing primitives that can mimic the essential features of brain-like synapses and neurons to deliver a new foundation for fast, low-power, functionally-scaled computing based around non-von Neumann approaches. We will combine such computing primitives into reconfigurable integrated processing networks that can implement in hardware novel, intelligent, self-learning and adaptive computational approaches - including spiking neural networks, computing-in-memory and autonomous reservoir computing - and that are capable of addressing complex real-world computational problems in fast, energy-efficient ways. We will address the application of our novel technologies to future computing imperatives, including the analysis and exploitation of 'big data' and the ubiquity of computing arising from the 'Internet of Things'. To realise our goals we bring together a world-leading consortium of industrial and academic researchers whose current work in the development of future information processing and storage technologies defines the state-of-the-art.
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
Description Fun-Comp 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Functionally scaled computing technology: From novel devices to non-von Neumann architectures and algorithms for a connected intelligent world. The Fun-COMP project aims to develop a new wave of industry-relevant technologies that will extend the limits facing mainstream processing and storage approaches. We will do this by delivering innovative nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and systems that fuse together the core information processing tasks of computing and memory, that incorporate in hardware the ability to learn adapt and evolve, that are designed from the bottom-up to take advantage of the huge benefits, in terms of increases in speed/bandwidth and reduction in power consumption, promised by the emergence of Silicon photonic systems. We will develop basic information processing building blocks that draw inspiration from biological approaches, providing computing primitives that can mimic the essential features of brain-like synapses and neurons to deliver a new foundation for fast, low-power, functionally-scaled computing based around non-von Neumann approaches. We will combine such computing primitives into reconfigurable integrated processing networks that can implement in hardware novel, intelligent, self-learning and adaptive computational approaches - including spiking neural networks, computing-in-memory and autonomous reservoir computing - and that are capable of addressing complex real-world computational problems in fast, energy-efficient ways. We will address the application of our novel technologies to future computing imperatives, including the analysis and exploitation of 'big data' and the ubiquity of computing arising from the 'Internet of Things'. To realise our goals we bring together a world-leading consortium of industrial and academic researchers whose current work in the development of future information processing and storage technologies defines the state-of-the-art.
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
Description Fun-Comp 
Organisation Thales Group
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Functionally scaled computing technology: From novel devices to non-von Neumann architectures and algorithms for a connected intelligent world. The Fun-COMP project aims to develop a new wave of industry-relevant technologies that will extend the limits facing mainstream processing and storage approaches. We will do this by delivering innovative nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and systems that fuse together the core information processing tasks of computing and memory, that incorporate in hardware the ability to learn adapt and evolve, that are designed from the bottom-up to take advantage of the huge benefits, in terms of increases in speed/bandwidth and reduction in power consumption, promised by the emergence of Silicon photonic systems. We will develop basic information processing building blocks that draw inspiration from biological approaches, providing computing primitives that can mimic the essential features of brain-like synapses and neurons to deliver a new foundation for fast, low-power, functionally-scaled computing based around non-von Neumann approaches. We will combine such computing primitives into reconfigurable integrated processing networks that can implement in hardware novel, intelligent, self-learning and adaptive computational approaches - including spiking neural networks, computing-in-memory and autonomous reservoir computing - and that are capable of addressing complex real-world computational problems in fast, energy-efficient ways. We will address the application of our novel technologies to future computing imperatives, including the analysis and exploitation of 'big data' and the ubiquity of computing arising from the 'Internet of Things'. To realise our goals we bring together a world-leading consortium of industrial and academic researchers whose current work in the development of future information processing and storage technologies defines the state-of-the-art.
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
Description Fun-Comp 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Functionally scaled computing technology: From novel devices to non-von Neumann architectures and algorithms for a connected intelligent world. The Fun-COMP project aims to develop a new wave of industry-relevant technologies that will extend the limits facing mainstream processing and storage approaches. We will do this by delivering innovative nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and systems that fuse together the core information processing tasks of computing and memory, that incorporate in hardware the ability to learn adapt and evolve, that are designed from the bottom-up to take advantage of the huge benefits, in terms of increases in speed/bandwidth and reduction in power consumption, promised by the emergence of Silicon photonic systems. We will develop basic information processing building blocks that draw inspiration from biological approaches, providing computing primitives that can mimic the essential features of brain-like synapses and neurons to deliver a new foundation for fast, low-power, functionally-scaled computing based around non-von Neumann approaches. We will combine such computing primitives into reconfigurable integrated processing networks that can implement in hardware novel, intelligent, self-learning and adaptive computational approaches - including spiking neural networks, computing-in-memory and autonomous reservoir computing - and that are capable of addressing complex real-world computational problems in fast, energy-efficient ways. We will address the application of our novel technologies to future computing imperatives, including the analysis and exploitation of 'big data' and the ubiquity of computing arising from the 'Internet of Things'. To realise our goals we bring together a world-leading consortium of industrial and academic researchers whose current work in the development of future information processing and storage technologies defines the state-of-the-art.
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
Description Fun-Comp 
Organisation University of Münster
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Functionally scaled computing technology: From novel devices to non-von Neumann architectures and algorithms for a connected intelligent world. The Fun-COMP project aims to develop a new wave of industry-relevant technologies that will extend the limits facing mainstream processing and storage approaches. We will do this by delivering innovative nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and systems that fuse together the core information processing tasks of computing and memory, that incorporate in hardware the ability to learn adapt and evolve, that are designed from the bottom-up to take advantage of the huge benefits, in terms of increases in speed/bandwidth and reduction in power consumption, promised by the emergence of Silicon photonic systems. We will develop basic information processing building blocks that draw inspiration from biological approaches, providing computing primitives that can mimic the essential features of brain-like synapses and neurons to deliver a new foundation for fast, low-power, functionally-scaled computing based around non-von Neumann approaches. We will combine such computing primitives into reconfigurable integrated processing networks that can implement in hardware novel, intelligent, self-learning and adaptive computational approaches - including spiking neural networks, computing-in-memory and autonomous reservoir computing - and that are capable of addressing complex real-world computational problems in fast, energy-efficient ways. We will address the application of our novel technologies to future computing imperatives, including the analysis and exploitation of 'big data' and the ubiquity of computing arising from the 'Internet of Things'. To realise our goals we bring together a world-leading consortium of industrial and academic researchers whose current work in the development of future information processing and storage technologies defines the state-of-the-art.
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
Description Fun-Comp 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Functionally scaled computing technology: From novel devices to non-von Neumann architectures and algorithms for a connected intelligent world. The Fun-COMP project aims to develop a new wave of industry-relevant technologies that will extend the limits facing mainstream processing and storage approaches. We will do this by delivering innovative nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and systems that fuse together the core information processing tasks of computing and memory, that incorporate in hardware the ability to learn adapt and evolve, that are designed from the bottom-up to take advantage of the huge benefits, in terms of increases in speed/bandwidth and reduction in power consumption, promised by the emergence of Silicon photonic systems. We will develop basic information processing building blocks that draw inspiration from biological approaches, providing computing primitives that can mimic the essential features of brain-like synapses and neurons to deliver a new foundation for fast, low-power, functionally-scaled computing based around non-von Neumann approaches. We will combine such computing primitives into reconfigurable integrated processing networks that can implement in hardware novel, intelligent, self-learning and adaptive computational approaches - including spiking neural networks, computing-in-memory and autonomous reservoir computing - and that are capable of addressing complex real-world computational problems in fast, energy-efficient ways. We will address the application of our novel technologies to future computing imperatives, including the analysis and exploitation of 'big data' and the ubiquity of computing arising from the 'Internet of Things'. To realise our goals we bring together a world-leading consortium of industrial and academic researchers whose current work in the development of future information processing and storage technologies defines the state-of-the-art.
Collaborator Contribution Research
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
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 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 Bodle Technologies Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions of samples (architecture/design, materials, properties) and experimental methods, in particular optical thin film monitoring
Collaborator Contribution Discussions of samples (architecture/design, materials, properties) and experimental methods, in particular optical thin film monitoring and industrial needs
Impact better thin film measurements during growth of organic semiconductors
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 Discussions of samples (architecture/design, materials, properties) and experimental methods, in particular optical thin film monitoring
Collaborator Contribution Discussions of samples (architecture/design, materials, properties) and experimental methods, in particular optical thin film monitoring and industrial needs
Impact better thin film measurements during growth of organic semiconductors
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 Discussions of samples (architecture/design, materials, properties) and experimental methods, in particular optical thin film monitoring
Collaborator Contribution Discussions of samples (architecture/design, materials, properties) and experimental methods, in particular optical thin film monitoring and industrial needs
Impact better thin film measurements during growth of organic semiconductors
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
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
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 H Bhaskaran 1509992.2 
Description Patent Application Status: File, Type: Priority. Application Date: 9 June 2015. 
IP Reference 1509992.2 
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 1512914.1 
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 1516579.8 
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 1518371.8 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet.
 
Company Name Bodle Technologies Limited 
Description Bodle develops and commercialises a new class of active smart glazing products and displays. 
Year Established 2015 
Impact Bodle's core technology is about the creation and manipulation of colour that is reflected off a surface by changing the refractive index of ultra-thin functional layers. The technology is completely revolutionary, as it can achieve all of the following: • Extremely high resolution, with pixel sizes of sub-100 nm already demonstrated (compared to several micrometers for the best current technology). • Capable of very deep colour hues matching and even exceeding the range of colours possible by the latest technologies in displays • Can be clearly viewed in bright lighting conditions • Eye fatigue minimal as displays similar to paper • Very low power similar to electrochromic displays • Extremely high speed switching capable of video rendition in reflective mode, and even holographic displays possible as switching speeds are much lower than microseconds.
Website http://www.bodletechnologies.com
 
Description Article Chemistry World 06/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mentioning of research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.chemistryworld.com/feature/the-next-generation/1010134.article
 
Description Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, Anna, 03/17 (ADD Twitter URL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Labtour to the participants of the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Harish Bhaskaran: Reflecting on Displays - the future of colour - TEDxEton talk, video on youtube.com 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact How phase change materials and the development of nano-scale components will change the nature of colour displays.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3oBBMxX-u8
 
Description ICSE Poster Sameer 06/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sameer's poster on "In situ monitoring of key thin film parameters of vacuum deposited organic photovoltaic devices" at the "7th International Conference on Spectroscopic Ellipsometry in Berlin"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JSPS Presentation Josue 11/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Josue's presentation "In-situ X-ray and Optical Characterisation of Vacuum-Deposited Organic Semiconductors" at the JSPS event at the Japanese Embassy London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description On-chip photonics synapse - Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances - 18 news stories from 18 outlets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Photonic microchips will process information like the human brain (Digital Journal, 08 Oct 2017); On-Chip Photonic Synapse Mimics Neural Synapse (Photonics.com, 04 Oct 2017); Researchers Have Developed Microchips That Behave Like Brain Cells (True Viral News, 02 Oct 2017; Phase-change material makes first on-chip photonics synapse (Nanotechweb, 29 Sep 201); Brain-like photonic microchips developed (The Hindu Business Line, 29 Sep 2017); ?????? ??????? ?????????? ????? ????? ????????? ? ??????? ????????? ????????? (Vesti.ru, 29 Sep 201); Brain-like photonic microchips developed (The Financial Express (IND), 29 Sep 2017); Brain-like photonic microchips developed (Business Standard, 29 Sep 2017); "Brain-like" photonic microchips may lead to new generation of computing: research (China.org, 28 Sep 2017); Scientists Make a Crucial Step Towards Unlocking the "Holy Grail" of Computing (Azooptics.com, 28 Sep 2017); Microchip Concept That Mimics Brain Cells Could Change The Future Of Computers (International Business Times, 28 Sep 2017); Photonics takes a step towards creating brain-like photonics microchips (MWEE, 28 Sep 2017); Researchers Have Developed Microchips That Behave Like Brain Cells (Science Alert, 28 Sep 2017); Move Towards 'Holy Grail' of Computing by Creation of Brain-like Photonic Microchips (Science Newsline, 27 Sep 2017); Scientists move step towards "holy grail" of computing by creating brain-like photonic microchips
(University of Exeter, 27 Sep 2017); Move towards 'holy grail' of computing by creation of brain-like photonics microchips (Long Room, 27 Sep 2017); Move towards 'holy grail' of computing by creation of brain-like photonics microchips (EurekAlert!, 27 Sep 2017); Move towards 'holy grail' of computing by creation of brain-like photonics microchips (Phys.org, 27 Sep 2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/9/e1700160
 
Description Oxford Physics Industry Day Sameer 09/16 
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 Presenting Poster at the Oxford Physics Industry Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://twitter.com/AFMDGroup/status/779428417334808576
 
Description Regional School Physicist of the Year Event Sameer 10/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Engagement with students during the Regional School Physicist of the Year Event hosted by the Physics Department in Oxford, judging of the posters presented by the students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://twitter.com/AFMDGroup/status/792047256631246848
 
Description UBC ECE Presentation 11/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact invited seminar "Organic Solar Cells: a disruptive Technology?" in the department "Electrical and Computer Engineering" at UBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Uni Glasgow 03/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact invited seminar "Vacuum-processed Organic Solar Cells" at Uni Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit MP Blackwood Ivan 12/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presenting a Poster during Symposium on 2nd December for Ms Nicola Blackwood MP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://twitter.com/nicolablackwood/status/804781026765578241
 
Description WAFT Annual Meetings 
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 We organized WAFT Annual meetings of industrial partners. More details at http://www.waftcollaboration.org
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
URL http://www.waftcollaboration.org