Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

We will establish the primary global manufacturing research hub for Compound Semiconductors that brings together Academic and Industrial researchers. This will capitalize on existing academic expertise in Cardiff, Manchester, Sheffield and UCL and the UK indigenous corporate strength in the key advanced materials technology of Compound Semiconductors.

Cardiff, the Compound Semiconductor Centre and the other spoke universities will provide > £100M of additive capital leverage to the Hub, providing European leading facilities for large scale compound semiconductor epitaxial growth, device fabrication and characterisation enabling the most effective translation of research to manufacturing.

The hub will operate at the necessary scale and with the necessary reach to change the approach of the UK compound semiconductor research community to one focused on starting from research solutions that can be manufactured. It will do this by providing the necessary tools and expertise and will become the missing exploitation link for the UK compound semiconductor research community. It will be a magnet and the driver for high technology industry and will act as the focal point for Europe's 5th Semiconductor Cluster and the 1st dedicated to compound semiconductors. Partners will include local and UK companies and global organisations.

The importance of compound semiconductor technology cannot be overstated. It has underpinned the internet and enabled megatrends such as Smart Phones and Tablets, satellite communications / GPS, Direct Broadcast TV, energy efficient LED lighting, efficient solar power generation, high capacity communication networks, data storage, ground breaking healthcare and biotechnology.

Silicon has supported the information society in the 20th century and dominates memory and processor function, but is reaching fundamental limits. Whilst the combination of Silicon and compound semiconductors will produce a second revolution in the information age, they ar very different materials with, for example, different fundamental lattice constants and different thermal properties and have different device fabrication requirements.

We propose research into large scale Compound Semiconductor manufacturing and in manufacturing integrated Compound Semiconductors on Silicon. The scale of the hub means we can bring together three world leading researchers in the growth of compound semiconductors on Silicon. Each has individually invented different solutions to tackle the silicon / compound semiconductor interface - together they will invent the universal solution. We will solve the scientific challenges in wafer size scale-up, process statistical control and integrated epitaxial growth and processing to facilitate new devices and integrated systems and open up completely new areas of research, only possible with reliable and reproducible fabrication, such as electronically controlled Qubits. We will facilitate the improved communication infrastructure necessary for the connected world and the integrated systems of the Internet of Things. We will produce large area integrated sensor arrays for, e.g. in-process Non-Destructive Testing, further benefiting manufacturing but also improving our safety and security. The key outcomes will be to
1) To radically boost the uptake and application of Compound Semiconductor technology by applying the manufacturing approaches of Silicon to Compound Semiconductors,
2) To exploit the highly advantageous electronic, magnetic, optical and power handling properties of Compound Semiconductors while utilising the cost and scaling advantage of silicon technology where best suited and
3) To generate novel integrated functionality such as sensing, data processing and communication.

Planned Impact

Societal
Compound Semiconductor materials are a Key Enabling Technology underpinning the operation of the internet and enabling emerging megatrends such as Smart Phone usage, satellite communications/GPS, Direct Broadcast TV, energy efficient lighting, efficient solar power generation, advanced healthcare and ground breaking biotechnology. Simply put these technologies support our connected world and the future health of the planet. The next generation of these technologies can only be achieved with the step change in compound semiconductor manufacturing that we will achieve here.
Economic
Our vision is to ensure that the UK's research strength in compound semiconductors will be embedded in manufacturable approaches so the UK can commercially address the opportunities that compound semiconductors will provide. The global market for compound semiconductors is currently worth around $33.7Bn, with a compound annual growth rate of 17.3%, and underpins 100s of billions dollar related industries from telecom to automotive. Expanding commercial activity in the compound semiconductor sector will provide an important boost for the UK economy and maintain UK advanced manufacturing competiveness. A good example of this is Cardiff headquartered IQE Plc, the global leader in supplying compound semiconductor materials (~£130M turnover).
Our aim is to strengthen the relationship between academia and industry and this will be achieved by 1) changing the mind set of researchers to start from solutions that allow rapid translation to production utilising e.g. creativity@home to change approach, providing access to production scale and research tools that are functionally similar along with highly skilled support for the tools and processes; 2) Co-location of research and industry staff to maximise cross fertilisation of ideas, techniques and approach in an environment that supports interaction.
The hub will directly fund 50% of a translation / business developer and also leveragestaff in the Cardiff Semiconductor Centre.
The hub will support SMEs through product prototyping, IP generation, skills development and training. It will help bid for external grants, coordinate partner forums, form networks and prepare roadmaps.
Skills Base
The project offers an excellent training opportunity, inculcating a manufacturing mind set in a UK strategically relevant high technology field. We will embed technological excellence and the latest manufacturing approaches in UK industry. PDRAs and students will participate in high level meetings with the commercial organisations and will work alongside R&D staff from industry. There will also be a direct economic impact via the provision of skilled workers to relevant companies, a feature of our previous projects.
Outreach
The hub will fund 35% of an outreach specialist to lead and promote the reach and importance of compound semiconductors and the strategy and activity of the hub. The specialist and the team will address audiences from school students to stakeholders to politicians. Resources are requested to train researchers and staff in media interactions and outreach using a range of innovative formats such as performance and theatre production skills.
Knowledge Dissemination
Via conferences such as UK Semiconductors and Photonics West, the latter providing an excellent mix of science and commercial activity. We will publish in open access peer reviewed journals such as those from both the Nature and IEEE stables.
Our aim throughout will be to engage new partners and we will hold workshops, use feasibility funding, actively canvas and make use of our existing partners and contacts, relevant KTNs, the Welsh Optoelectronics Forum and other appropriate bodies to connect as widely as possible.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description The CS Hub has become a founding unit and an integral component of the worlds first Compound Semiconductor Cluster, formed in South Wales from a number of key partners. This has significant potential impact in a variety of areas including the economy. The Cluster will be essential for successful translation of compound semiconductor research into industry-relevant production/manufacturing.
We have successfully applied for an EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing. This will be essential in bridging the current skills gap reported by the Compound Semiconductor industry and enable the successful delivery of CS technology development via the CS Cluster. This has the potential for wide economic and social impacts.
One important research advance is the development of Quantum Well Hall Effect (QWHE) imaging techniques for real time imaging modalities. Magnetic imaging using QWHE is a superior alternative to metal detection using coils and this is now being applied to a range of industrial projects including concealed weapon and threat detection. We have increased sensitivity and lowered noise, while developing a real time imaging system with significant advantages over other available systems.
Exploitation Route The research of the CS Hub is still in it's very early stages. However, the participation of the Hub in the CS Cluster shows a real commitment to translation of research, with the Hub forming the low TRL (1-3) foundation of the Cluster, with other Cluster members suitably positioned to work with the Hub to facilitate higher TRL level work. Some outputs from the CS Hub's research have been taken forward and implemented via the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) at Cardiff University, and we are in discussions to do the same with our industrial collaborator, Newport Wafer Fab.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Transport

 
Description Apprenticeship training
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Cardiff University SC MSc
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Effective networking training
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description GaN training delivered by KE and DB to local industry
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Responsible Research and Innovation Training (ORBIT)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description EPSRC (Catapult Researcers in Residence, Wang T)
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R513477/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description EPSRC (Maximising Shared Capability, Wang T)
Amount £199,278 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R042802/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description EPSRC (Mechanism and Characterisation of Explosions, Wang T)
Amount £1,284,838 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R045240/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2021
 
Description EPSRC (Non-ergodic quantum manipulation, Liu H)
Amount £7,032,540 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R029075/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2022
 
Description EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing CDT)
Amount £6,271,740 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 10/2027
 
Description EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing CDT)
Amount £6,271,740 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 10/2027
 
Description EPSRC First Grant
Amount £100,146 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R006172/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC ICASE Studentship (Airbus)
Amount £116,046 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R511882/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description EPSRC ICASE Studentship (Manufacturing VCSELS)
Amount £107,216 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2022
 
Description EPSRC National Facility (Semiconductor National Epitaxy Facility)
Amount £1,600,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NS/A000054/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description European Union (PICTURE)
Amount £340,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description Horizon 2020 (Novel quantum emitters, Liu H)
Amount € 3,900,365 (EUR)
Funding ID 721394 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description I CASE Studentship
Amount £86,619 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description Innovate UK (Advanced terahertz sensors, Wang T)
Amount £54,589 (GBP)
Funding ID 103436 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 07/2018
 
Description Innovate UK (DiLAN - Diode Laser using Nano-imprint gratings award)
Amount £1,094,407 (GBP)
Funding ID 73100-501291 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description Innovate UK Open Call (Kairos)
Amount £6,919,950 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description Marie Curie Fellowship (Dr Modestos Athanasiou)
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation Marie Curie 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2021
 
Description RAEng Fellowship
Amount £700,000 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Research Grant, Technology Programme (MacV: Miniaturised Atomic Clocks using VCSEL pump sources)
Amount £1,173,079 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P034179/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description Technology Strategy Board - CR&D (CS MAG IC: CS Magnetic Integrated Circuits)
Amount £36,153 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description Technology Strategy Board - CR&D (DiLAN - Diode Laser using Nano-imprint gratings award)
Amount £1,093,599 (GBP)
Funding ID 102794 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2019
 
Description Technology Strategy Board - CR&D (GaNRF: Fast loop fabrication for GaN RF devices)
Amount £206,870 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Technology Strategy Board - CR&D (HEMAN-V: High Efficiency Manufacturing of VCSELs)
Amount £426,794 (GBP)
Funding ID 102890 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Technology Strategy Board - CR&D (QBARKA: Microstructural characterisation using quantum enabled BARKhausen noise analysis)
Amount £488,180 (GBP)
Funding ID 103873 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description Technology Strategy Board - CR&D (led by Teraview)
Amount £54,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Ultra-Stable High-Performance Nanolasers
Amount £389,956 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P006027/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description Underpinning multiuser equipment
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P030556/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description WEFO (ACNM Project)
Amount £232,751 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Department Welsh European Funding Office
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2020
 
Description standard
Amount £1,173,079 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P034179/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description AHS (Missous) 
Organisation Atlantic Health System
PI Contribution knowledge transfer
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge transfer
Impact None
Start Year 2017
 
Description AIM Photonics 
Organisation American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics
PI Contribution Preliminary connections made to form a partnership which will involve flow of knowledge and expertise between Cardiff and this international centre.
Collaborator Contribution Preliminary transfer of knowledge and expertise.
Impact Initial contact made, no outcomes yet.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Airbus PhD (Avlonitis) 
Organisation Airbus Group
Department Airbus Operations
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise, facilities, resources, studentship supervision & hosting.
Collaborator Contribution Sponsorship in the form of expertise, facilities, resources, studentship supervision & hosting.
Impact Recruitment of student to undertake studentship ongoing.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Apprenticeship Training Collaboration 
Organisation IQE Europe Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Identification of the need for more skilled workers in compound semiconductor research/manufacturing/industry. The transfer of ideas and mechanisms in order to develop apprenticeship training opportunities.
Collaborator Contribution The transfer of ideas and mechanisms in order to develop training opportunities.
Impact Outcome will be the provision of much needed apprenticeships in compound semiconductors.
Start Year 2018
 
Description BAE Systems 
Organisation BAE Systems
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Non-destructive testing to benchmark against established Magnetic Particle Inspection, Eddy currents and Alternating Current Field Measurements techniques.
Collaborator Contribution Non-destructive testing to benchmark against established Magnetic Particle Inspection, Eddy currents and Alternating Current Field Measurements techniques.
Impact The QWHE imaging technique surpassed all other techniques in imaging modalities.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Bangor University 
Organisation Bangor University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Jointly worked on a new EPSRC grant application
Collaborator Contribution Jointly worked on an EPSRC grant application
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications 
Organisation Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working on silicon based QD laser together with several publictaions
Collaborator Contribution Working on silicon based QD laser together with several publictaions
Impact several publictaions
Start Year 2017
 
Description CS Catapult 
Organisation Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult
PI Contribution Participation in the world's first CS Cluster. Transfer of knowledge and experience.
Collaborator Contribution Participation in the world's first CS Cluster. Transfer of knowledge and experience.
Impact Formation of the CS Cluster
Start Year 2017
 
Description Cea-Leti 
Organisation CEA-Leti
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Knowledge transfer, partnership in applying for funding.
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge transfer, partnership in applying for funding.
Impact Successful grant application for EU award in partnership with UCL (Hub partner institution)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Chinese academy of Sciences 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise regarding the Compound Semiconductor research and systems locally.
Impact Further plans to collaborate and develop joint research outputs between the partners are ongoing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Chinese academy of Sciences 
Organisation University College London
Department Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise regarding the Compound Semiconductor research and systems locally.
Impact Further plans to collaborate and develop joint research outputs between the partners are ongoing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CyDen (Kiernan) 
Organisation CyDen Ltd
PI Contribution Knowledge transfer
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge transfer
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description HM Prison / Home Office (WP7) 
Organisation HM Prison Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working together with these organisations on development of sensor technology for security applications.
Collaborator Contribution Practical applications for sensor technologies in security applications.
Impact Sensors are being developed with practical applications.
Start Year 2018
 
Description HM Prison / Home Office (WP7) 
Organisation Home Office
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Working together with these organisations on development of sensor technology for security applications.
Collaborator Contribution Practical applications for sensor technologies in security applications.
Impact Sensors are being developed with practical applications.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Huawei (Chand) 
Organisation Huawei Technologies
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Knowledge transfer
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge transfer, and direct support to Manchester University (Hub Institution).
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab PICTURE Collaboration 
Organisation III-V Lab
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise as a result of the PICTURE grant collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise as a result of the PICTURE grant collaboration
Impact PICTURE Grant proposal
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab PICTURE Collaboration 
Organisation Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Centre
Country Belgium 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise as a result of the PICTURE grant collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise as a result of the PICTURE grant collaboration
Impact PICTURE Grant proposal
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab PICTURE Collaboration 
Organisation University College London
Department Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise as a result of the PICTURE grant collaboration
Collaborator Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise as a result of the PICTURE grant collaboration
Impact PICTURE Grant proposal
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab Sheffield Nanjing 
Organisation III-V Lab
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise to develop a grant on semi polar UV materials resulting in an EPSRC/National Natural Science Foundation of China funded grant.
Collaborator Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise to develop a grant on semi polar UV materials resulting in an EPSRC/National Natural Science Foundation of China funded grant.
Impact Grant to develop semi-polar UV material
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab Sheffield Nanjing 
Organisation Nanjing University (NJU)
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise to develop a grant on semi polar UV materials resulting in an EPSRC/National Natural Science Foundation of China funded grant.
Collaborator Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise to develop a grant on semi polar UV materials resulting in an EPSRC/National Natural Science Foundation of China funded grant.
Impact Grant to develop semi-polar UV material
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab Sheffield Nanjing 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Faculty of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise to develop a grant on semi polar UV materials resulting in an EPSRC/National Natural Science Foundation of China funded grant.
Collaborator Contribution Transfer of knowledge and expertise to develop a grant on semi polar UV materials resulting in an EPSRC/National Natural Science Foundation of China funded grant.
Impact Grant to develop semi-polar UV material
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab Sheffield SC National Facility 
Organisation III-V Lab
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Sheffield and Cambridge Universities join SC National Facility with III-V epitaxial materials. Transfer of knowledge and expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Sheffield and Cambridge Universities join SC National Facility with III-V epitaxial materials. Transfer of knowledge and expertise.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab Sheffield SC National Facility 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sheffield and Cambridge Universities join SC National Facility with III-V epitaxial materials. Transfer of knowledge and expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Sheffield and Cambridge Universities join SC National Facility with III-V epitaxial materials. Transfer of knowledge and expertise.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab Sheffield SC National Facility 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Faculty of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sheffield and Cambridge Universities join SC National Facility with III-V epitaxial materials. Transfer of knowledge and expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Sheffield and Cambridge Universities join SC National Facility with III-V epitaxial materials. Transfer of knowledge and expertise.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab UCL SC National Facility 
Organisation III-V Lab
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution UCL join SC National Facility with Group IV MBE activities. Transfer of expertise and knowledge.
Collaborator Contribution UCL join SC National Facility with Group IV MBE activities. Transfer of expertise and knowledge.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description III-V Lab UCL SC National Facility 
Organisation University College London
Department Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UCL join SC National Facility with Group IV MBE activities. Transfer of expertise and knowledge.
Collaborator Contribution UCL join SC National Facility with Group IV MBE activities. Transfer of expertise and knowledge.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description IMEC 
Organisation Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Centre
Country Belgium 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Knowledge transfer, partnership in applying for funding.
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge transfer, partnership in applying for funding.
Impact Application for EU funding for related project
Start Year 2017
 
Description Kaiam (Bulthius) 
Organisation Kaiam
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Knowledge transfer
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge transfer
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Lancaster University received funding from the Hub to lead feasibility study 04 in funding round 1 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked with Oleg Kolosov at Lancaster University on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Three dimensional mapping of active compound semiconductor structures". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Oleg Kolosov plus team performed investigations into "Three dimensional mapping of active compound semiconductor structures" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub.
Impact 1) "3D nanoscale mapping of physical properties of buried compound semiconductor quantum dot nanostructures via scanning probe microscopy", M. Mucientes, O. Kolosov, L. Forcieri, A. Robson, P. Jurczak, M. Tang and H. Liu Presented at the IOP Quantum Dot Day 2019, 10 Jan 2019, https://www.iopconferences.org/IOP/media/uploaded/EVIOP/event_1324/Abstract_Book__FINAL.pdf 2) "Multiphysics 3D study of compound semiconductor nanostructures via scanning probes", M. Mucientes, L. Forcieri, P. Jurczak, M. Tang, H. Liu, T. Wang, Y. Gong, S. Jarvis, K. Lulla, and O. V. Kolosov. Submitted to Oral Talk Microscience and Microscopy Congress, July 14, 2019 https://www.mmcseries.org.uk/conference/programmeoverview.html The following is planned to be submitted as a poster (deadline March 15, 2019) 3) "Simultaneous nanoscale mapping of surface potential and conductance in IIIV VCSEL nanostructures via crosssectional multifunctional scanning probe microscopy", L. Forcieri, M. Mucientes, S. Shutts, S. Jarvis, P. Smowton, and O. V. Kolosov. Microscience and Microscopy Congress, July 14, 2019 https://www.mmcseries.org.uk/conference/programmeoverview.html We also drafting three journal publications with tentative titles 1) "3D nanoscale mapping of antiphase domains in IIIV on Si MBE structures" (w/ UCL) 2) "Polarity phenomena in internal structure of IIInitride nanowires on Si" (w/Sheffield) 3) "Nanoscale SPM mapping of passive and active electronic phenomena in IIIV VCSEL nanostructures" (w/ Cardiff).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Lancaster University, Feasibility Study 10 
Organisation IQE Europe Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We worked with Manus Hayne at Lancaster University on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Feasibility of Compound Semiconductor Non-volatile RAM Manufacture on Si Substrates". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Manus Hayne plus team performed investigations into "Feasibility of Compound Semiconductor Non-volatile RAM Manufacture on Si Substrates" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub. University of Warwick contributed Dr Richard Beanland's time to the project.
Impact • Publications: A manuscript describing the growth aspects of the study is currently in preparation. • Conference presentations: The results of the study will be presented at UK Semiconductors in July, and at an international conference in the autumn, e.g. MEMSYS. • Invited talks: MH has an invited talk at E-MRS in Nice. Although agreed prior to the project, growth on Si substrates was included in the recently-submitted abstract and will be in the talk. • Grant applications: A bid was submitted to the ATTRACT call (outcome pending). • Patent application: The memory patent (priority 2014) was granted in the US, and is still pending in Europe.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Lancaster University, Feasibility Study 10 
Organisation Lancaster Material Analysis Ltd
PI Contribution We worked with Manus Hayne at Lancaster University on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Feasibility of Compound Semiconductor Non-volatile RAM Manufacture on Si Substrates". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Manus Hayne plus team performed investigations into "Feasibility of Compound Semiconductor Non-volatile RAM Manufacture on Si Substrates" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub. University of Warwick contributed Dr Richard Beanland's time to the project.
Impact • Publications: A manuscript describing the growth aspects of the study is currently in preparation. • Conference presentations: The results of the study will be presented at UK Semiconductors in July, and at an international conference in the autumn, e.g. MEMSYS. • Invited talks: MH has an invited talk at E-MRS in Nice. Although agreed prior to the project, growth on Si substrates was included in the recently-submitted abstract and will be in the talk. • Grant applications: A bid was submitted to the ATTRACT call (outcome pending). • Patent application: The memory patent (priority 2014) was granted in the US, and is still pending in Europe.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Lancaster University, Feasibility Study 10 
Organisation Lancaster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked with Manus Hayne at Lancaster University on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Feasibility of Compound Semiconductor Non-volatile RAM Manufacture on Si Substrates". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Manus Hayne plus team performed investigations into "Feasibility of Compound Semiconductor Non-volatile RAM Manufacture on Si Substrates" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub. University of Warwick contributed Dr Richard Beanland's time to the project.
Impact • Publications: A manuscript describing the growth aspects of the study is currently in preparation. • Conference presentations: The results of the study will be presented at UK Semiconductors in July, and at an international conference in the autumn, e.g. MEMSYS. • Invited talks: MH has an invited talk at E-MRS in Nice. Although agreed prior to the project, growth on Si substrates was included in the recently-submitted abstract and will be in the talk. • Grant applications: A bid was submitted to the ATTRACT call (outcome pending). • Patent application: The memory patent (priority 2014) was granted in the US, and is still pending in Europe.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Lancaster University, Feasibility Study 10 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked with Manus Hayne at Lancaster University on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Feasibility of Compound Semiconductor Non-volatile RAM Manufacture on Si Substrates". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Manus Hayne plus team performed investigations into "Feasibility of Compound Semiconductor Non-volatile RAM Manufacture on Si Substrates" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub. University of Warwick contributed Dr Richard Beanland's time to the project.
Impact • Publications: A manuscript describing the growth aspects of the study is currently in preparation. • Conference presentations: The results of the study will be presented at UK Semiconductors in July, and at an international conference in the autumn, e.g. MEMSYS. • Invited talks: MH has an invited talk at E-MRS in Nice. Although agreed prior to the project, growth on Si substrates was included in the recently-submitted abstract and will be in the talk. • Grant applications: A bid was submitted to the ATTRACT call (outcome pending). • Patent application: The memory patent (priority 2014) was granted in the US, and is still pending in Europe.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Metropolitan Police (WP7) 
Organisation Metropolitan Police Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developed ideas for threat detection using a miniaturised magnetic camera for use in stop and search.
Collaborator Contribution Provide advice on practical applications of using a miniaturised magnetic camera for threat detection in stop and search.
Impact MiniMac funded project was successfully applied for.
Start Year 2018
 
Description NPL (Haji) 
Organisation NPL Ltd
PI Contribution Knowlegde exchange
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge exchange
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Newport Wafer Fab 
Organisation Newport Wafer Fab Ltd
PI Contribution Participation in the world's first CS Cluster. Transfer of knowledge and experience.
Collaborator Contribution Participation in the world's first CS Cluster. Transfer of knowledge and experience.
Impact Formation of the world's first CS Cluster.
Start Year 2017
 
Description PulmonIR (Lewis) 
Organisation PulmonIR Ltd
PI Contribution Knowledge transfer
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge transfer
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Rockley Photonics (WP4) 
Organisation Rockley Photonics
Country Unknown 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Working to develop CS for optical communications applications.
Collaborator Contribution Advising on industry applications.
Impact Working together to develop industrial relevance of new optical communications technology.
Start Year 2018
 
Description SPTS 
Organisation SPTS Technologies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Participation in the world's first CS Cluster. Transfer of knowledge and experience.
Collaborator Contribution Participation in the world's first CS Cluster. Transfer of knowledge and experience.
Impact Formation of the world's first CS Cluster
Start Year 2017
 
Description SPTS (Ashraf) 
Organisation SPTS Technologies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration as part of InnovateUK
Collaborator Contribution Expertise
Impact None yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sun Yat-sen University 
Organisation Sun Yat-Sen University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working on silicon based DFB laser together with several publictaions
Collaborator Contribution Working on silicon based DFB laser together with several publictaions
Impact several publictaions
Start Year 2017
 
Description Swansea University 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Transfer of ideas and knowledge beginning as a joint grant application
Collaborator Contribution Transfer of ideas and knowledge beginning as a joint grant application
Impact Sucessful grant application
Start Year 2017
 
Description Swansea University, Feasibility Study 13 
Organisation Compound Semiconductor Centre
PI Contribution We worked with Karol Kalna at Swansea University on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Spin Injection Into Dilute Magnetic Gallium Nitride Transistors". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Karol Kalna plus team performed investigations into "Spin Injection Into Dilute Magnetic Gallium Nitride Transistors" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub.
Impact Mini-workshop on spintronics and magnetic materials (8 Jan 2019, Swansea), a talk [B. Thorpe et al., IWCN 2019, Evanston, Illinois, USA], and a poster [F. C. Langbein et al., Cardiff Materials Net. Conf., Chepstow, UK, 17-18 Jan 2019].
Start Year 2018
 
Description Swansea University, Feasibility Study 13 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked with Karol Kalna at Swansea University on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Spin Injection Into Dilute Magnetic Gallium Nitride Transistors". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Karol Kalna plus team performed investigations into "Spin Injection Into Dilute Magnetic Gallium Nitride Transistors" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub.
Impact Mini-workshop on spintronics and magnetic materials (8 Jan 2019, Swansea), a talk [B. Thorpe et al., IWCN 2019, Evanston, Illinois, USA], and a poster [F. C. Langbein et al., Cardiff Materials Net. Conf., Chepstow, UK, 17-18 Jan 2019].
Start Year 2018
 
Description UCSB collaboration 
Organisation University of California, Santa Barbara
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cardiff worked on material provided by UCSB. Equipment provided by the CS underpinning equipment award was essential to the process.
Collaborator Contribution Material was provided by UCSB.
Impact No outcomes are known.
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Bristol, Feasibility Study 14 
Organisation Diamond Microwave Devices
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We worked with Martin Kuball at University of Bristol on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Novel characterization techniques for GaN RF electronic epitaxy". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Martin Kuball plus team performed investigations into "Novel characterization techniques for GaN RF electronic epitaxy" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub.
Impact • Numerous samples were processed by Prof. Elgaid at CSC/ICS on epitaxial material from IQE. • A novel back-biasing technique was applied on TLM-s and CTLM-s from these samples. • Qualitative data analysis was performed on the results obtained. • The full characterization study of this sample set was completed at the University of Bristol. • Report was sent to the project partner IQE impacting the design of new epitaxial growth designs and runs. • As result of this positive feedback to IQE a new sample with devices and test structures is in process being grown at IQE / fabricated at CSC/ICS and will be characterized in Bristol after the finish of this project. • A paper has been submitted to ROCS 2019 highlighting the achievements and importance of this work in the UK.
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Bristol, Feasibility Study 14 
Organisation IQE Europe Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We worked with Martin Kuball at University of Bristol on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Novel characterization techniques for GaN RF electronic epitaxy". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Martin Kuball plus team performed investigations into "Novel characterization techniques for GaN RF electronic epitaxy" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub.
Impact • Numerous samples were processed by Prof. Elgaid at CSC/ICS on epitaxial material from IQE. • A novel back-biasing technique was applied on TLM-s and CTLM-s from these samples. • Qualitative data analysis was performed on the results obtained. • The full characterization study of this sample set was completed at the University of Bristol. • Report was sent to the project partner IQE impacting the design of new epitaxial growth designs and runs. • As result of this positive feedback to IQE a new sample with devices and test structures is in process being grown at IQE / fabricated at CSC/ICS and will be characterized in Bristol after the finish of this project. • A paper has been submitted to ROCS 2019 highlighting the achievements and importance of this work in the UK.
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Bristol, Feasibility Study 14 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked with Martin Kuball at University of Bristol on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Novel characterization techniques for GaN RF electronic epitaxy". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Martin Kuball plus team performed investigations into "Novel characterization techniques for GaN RF electronic epitaxy" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub.
Impact • Numerous samples were processed by Prof. Elgaid at CSC/ICS on epitaxial material from IQE. • A novel back-biasing technique was applied on TLM-s and CTLM-s from these samples. • Qualitative data analysis was performed on the results obtained. • The full characterization study of this sample set was completed at the University of Bristol. • Report was sent to the project partner IQE impacting the design of new epitaxial growth designs and runs. • As result of this positive feedback to IQE a new sample with devices and test structures is in process being grown at IQE / fabricated at CSC/ICS and will be characterized in Bristol after the finish of this project. • A paper has been submitted to ROCS 2019 highlighting the achievements and importance of this work in the UK.
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Oxford, Feasibility Study 05 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked with Robert Taylor at University of Oxford on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Angled-Cage Etching of Semiconductors (ACES)". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Robert Taylor plus team performed investigations into ""Angled-Cage Etching of Semiconductors (ACES)" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub.
Impact The project will fund Dr Bennett to present results of the project at Photonics West 2021. In addition, we request funding to attend the UK Nitrides Consortium meeting. All presentations and publications will prominently acknowledge the Hub. We are already preparing a publication for Applied Physics Letters on the results from the FS. We expect the novel 1D photonic crystal nanolaser to lead to a high impact publication.
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Swansea, Feasibility Study 09 
Organisation Compound Semiconductor Centre
PI Contribution We worked with Petar Igic at Swansea University on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Solo - GaN 600V - 1.2kV Power Trench MOSFET". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Petar Igic plus team performed investigations into "Solo - GaN 600V - 1.2kV Power Trench MOSFET" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub.
Impact • Petar Igic & Matt Elwin attended International ECSCRM Conference, Birmingham in Oct18 • Patent has been filed covering technology under development in this feasibility study - UK Application number GB1816089.5 with filing date 2 October 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Swansea, Feasibility Study 09 
Organisation SPTS Technologies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We worked with Petar Igic at Swansea University on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Solo - GaN 600V - 1.2kV Power Trench MOSFET". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Petar Igic plus team performed investigations into "Solo - GaN 600V - 1.2kV Power Trench MOSFET" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub.
Impact • Petar Igic & Matt Elwin attended International ECSCRM Conference, Birmingham in Oct18 • Patent has been filed covering technology under development in this feasibility study - UK Application number GB1816089.5 with filing date 2 October 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Swansea, Feasibility Study 09 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked with Petar Igic at Swansea University on a Feasibility Study funded by the CS Hub. We provided guidance and advice on the project: "Solo - GaN 600V - 1.2kV Power Trench MOSFET". The study was assigned a Hub mentor and encouraged to generate research aligned with the remit of the Hub, and to deliver Key Performance Indicators including new publications and further research funding.
Collaborator Contribution Petar Igic plus team performed investigations into "Solo - GaN 600V - 1.2kV Power Trench MOSFET" in collaboration with the Future CS Hub.
Impact • Petar Igic & Matt Elwin attended International ECSCRM Conference, Birmingham in Oct18 • Patent has been filed covering technology under development in this feasibility study - UK Application number GB1816089.5 with filing date 2 October 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description 16th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event is planned for 17th June, 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 1st China-UK workshop on GaN materials and devices for early career scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This event will go ahead on 15th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A-level work experience, Sheffield 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Prof Tao Wang's team in Sheffield took on three A-level students for a period of work experience (one week each) under the remit of the CS Hub. One of these students was offered a place at Cambridge University to study Physics BSc, while another was offered a place at Imperial College London also to study Physics BSc. The students reported positively on their experience with the Sheffield team. The Sheffield team were able to impart knowledge of the research environment to these A-level students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Advanced Hall Sensors press release March 22nd 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Press release for general public and other experts detailing the award of an IRC 2016 Phase 2 contract to develop a solution for real-time, high resolution magnetic imaging of clandestine metallic threats, after a successful proof of concept demonstration in 2017. No known impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Bath GW4 Nanotechnology Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Peter Smowton attended and presented at the Bath Great Western (GW) 4 Nanotechnology meeting on 10th July 2017. Work from the CS Hub was presented to colleagues and peers from across the GW4 institutions, promoting the work of the CS Hub, and exploring any opportunities for collaboration with other GW4 members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CS Cluster Launch Talk, Smowton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Peter Smowton gave a presentation at the CS Cluster launch event on behalf of the CS Hub. This event promoted the CS Hub to others within the CS Cluster, as well as others involved in CS research and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CS Hub Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The public facing website for the CS Hub went live during 2017. This has raised the profile of the CS Hub with a variety of audiences. There have been a significant number of enquiries as a result of various stories posted to the website, including requests to collaborate, for further information, and for CS Cluster enquiries generally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description CS Hub twitter page 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The CS Hub public facing twitter page was set up in 2017. The page actively tweets news stories from the CS Hub web pages in order to raise the profile and general interest in the activities of the CS Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description CS International Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This activity is to be delivered in April 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CoInnovate Emerging Sensors talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Peter Smowton gave a presentation on Emerging Sensors at the CoInnovate Sensors event on 26th June 2017. This showcased the research performed by the CS Hub to academic research teams, industry, as well as a variety of other individuals. The CS Hub was promoted, and research reputation endorsed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CoInnovate UK Conference CS Cluster session and Hub trade stand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the CS Cluster presence at the CoInnovate UK conference, 24th January 2018, the CS Hub was included in a series of talks delivered by CS Cluster members, and also shared a trade stand with the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS, Cardiff University). Audience members were interested in the CS Hub particularly in terms of collaboration and feasibility study funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Creative Engagement Training Activity 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Creative Engagement training was delivered at the biannual CS Hub Strategic Advisory Board meeting, October 2018, to 18 participants made up of a variety of individuals from Board members to PhD students. Training was bespoke designed for the Hub and delivered by Wendy Saddler MBE via the Cardiff University spin-off scientific education company, Science Made Simple. Training included basic principles of engagement and interactive sessions on innovative engagement and communication. Very positive feedback was received from all attendees. We plan to expand on this training at future events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESTNET event at Newport Wafer Fab (part of Wales Week in London reciprocal event) 
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 CS Hub was represented by Phil Buckle and Sarah Taylor at an event organised by ESTNET with all CS Cluster members. Each Cluster member gave a brief presentation and had an information stand. Audience were invited industry individuals. Was followed by an official opening of the ICS clean room at Cardiff University to which selected guests were invited.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Engineering Wales Conference, CS Hub presence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The activity included a presentation session on the CS Cluster (including the CS Hub) delivered by Hub associate Wyn Meredith, a separate in-depth presentation on the Hub followed by a workshop/discussion group led by Prof Paul Tasker and Dr Phil Buckle, as well as a CS Hub information/trade stand. This event generated a great deal of interest in the Hub from potential collaborators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Future CS Hub Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivery of 3x Future CS Hub newsletters to all academics, industry partners, PDRAs and PhD students associated with the Hub. Also released via social media.
Resulted in many queries regarding Feasibility Study funding rounds from interested academics and industry collaborators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description GaN Technology from wafer to IC workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organised workshop on GaN "GaN technology from wafer to IC", attended by more than 100 guests and well-known international researchers and industry presented their work. CS Hub sponsored an external speaker for the event and contributed to a prize for the best poster from an ECR
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Industrial Event 2019 University of Sheffield 
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 Sheffield organised & held an Industrial Event January 2019 technologies developed were highlighted, attracted 30 attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Industrial Event Sheffield 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Sheffield organised & held an Industrial Event January 2018, technologies developed were highlighted, attracted >10 UK semiconductor company CEOs or Directors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Industrial event 2017 Sheffield 
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 Sheffield organised & held an Industrial Event on 10 January 2017, technologies developed were highlighted, attracted >10 UK semiconductor company CEOs or Directors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Real Time Magneto Imaging exhibit, Quantum Technologies Show, London 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact WP7 exhibit of real time magneto imaging
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SIOE Conference 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event will take place on 27th March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SIOE IET Special Issue 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This activity will take place in March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Training Centre Activity: Cardiff University MSc Course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Cardiff University advertised widely for undergraduate students to enroll on a much needed new MSc course in Compound Semiconductors, which began in Autumn 2017. In this first year of running, we were only able to recruit one undergraduate to the programme, however, we hope to build on this in future years. This is particularly important as there is a deficit in skilled workers in Compound Semiconductor Sciences both in the South Wales area and world-wide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description UK Semiconductors Conference 2018 - Hub stand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CS Hub held a trade stand at the UKSC 2018 conference - included advertising slide displayed in each lecture theatre, page flyer in delegate packs, half page advert in conference booklet, 3-day stand in conference hall. Several delegates affiliated to the Hub gave posters/presentations. Questions from potential collaborators and feasibility study applicants were fielded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description VCSEL Day Conference talk on CS Cluster & Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Wyn Meredith represented the CS Cluster, including the CS Hub, at a VCSEL Day Conference on 8th June 2017. A talk was given, including information on the CS Hub. The activities of the CS Hub were promoted and it's reputation enhanced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WWIL CS Connected Showcase 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The CS Hub took part in organising and delivering a half-day session as part of the Festival of Innovation (ESTNET), Wales Week in London, 2018. The session showcased the CS Cluster and included a presentation from CS Hub investigator, Prof Paul Tasker (School of Engineering, Cardiff University). The primary audience consisted of investors. Feedback was very positive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018