News


2016

23rd November 2016 - Announcement of the 3rd call for research proposals

The third call for research proposals to be funded by the SPFS programme's Innovation Fund has been announced.  The deadline for submissions is Thursday 22nd December 2016 (12pm GMT). The full text of the call can be found here and the associated terms & conditions here.  

15th September 2016 - 3rd Steering Committee Meeting 

The third SPFS Steering Committee meeting was held at Novotel, Southampton.  In addition to technical updates from each work package, the committee and consortium heard from the 3 Innovation Fund project teams awarded following the second call for proposals.  There was also a talk from steering committee member Prof. Lionel Kimerling from MIT on AIM photonics.

2015

11th & 12th November 2015 - Creativity@Home

The entire consortium, including Innovation Fund collaborators, were invited to join this residential event held at Careys Manor, Brockenhurst, New Forest and facilitated by EPSRC approved trainer Jamie Cleaver.  

6th October 2015 - 2nd Steering Committee Meeting

The second meeting of the SPFS Steering Committee took place on 6th October in Jury's Inn, Southampton.  Each work package presented their progress to date and our Innovation Fund partners from the first call also attended to provide an overview of their funded projects.

21st September 2015 - SPFS Programme Innovation Fund

The SPFS Programme Innovation Fund has awarded three research grants following the second call for proposals in July 2015.

1) "Hybrid Organic-Silicon Lasers", submitted by Prof William Gillin from QMUL

2) "Radio, Optical and Digital design for UHD transceivers", submitted by Prof Andrew Ellis from Aston University

3) "High Capacity Real Time 4k Video Transmission using Silicon Photonics", submitted by Prof Peter Wilson from Bath University

13th July 2015 - Announcement of 2nd call for research proposals

The second call for research proposals to be funded via the SPFS programme's Innovation Fund was announced on 13th July. The deadline for submissions is 26th August 2015 (17:00 GMT). The full text of the call can be found here and associated terms & conditions here.

29th January 2015 - SPFS Programme Innovation Fund (1st Call)

Following the call in July 2014, the SPFS Programme Innovation Fund has awarded two research grants to the following proposals:
1) "Mass Assembly of Microdisk Lasers on Silicon Photonics Devices", submitted by Dr Steven Neale from University of Glasgow
2) "Scalable, Parallel Integration of III-Vs on SOI", submitted by Dr Marc Sorel from University of Glasgow and Dr Michael Strain from University of Strathclyde.
These grants became effective on 1st December 2014.

2014


8th October 2014 - RA positions available in Silicon Photonics Group within SPFS and Cornerstone programmes

One postdoc RA position, mostly associated with modelling of photonic devices and circuits, is currently available within SPFS Programme. More details can be found at the University of Southampton website .
Potential candidates can get more information about the post from Professor Graham T. Reed (G.Reed@soton.ac.uk) and Dr. Goran Mashanovich (g.mashanovich@soton.ac.uk).


Another postdoc RA position is currently available within EPSRC-funded CORNERSTONE (Capability for OptoelectRoNics, MEtamateRialS, NanoTechnOlogy aNd SEnsing) Programme. More details can be found at the University of Southampton website . Potential candidates can get more information about the post from Professor Graham T. Reed (G.Reed@soton.ac.uk)


9th July 2014 - 1st Steering Committee Meeting

The first Steering Committee meeting of SPFS programme was held on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in Southampton.


7th July 2014 - Announcement of 1st call for research proposals

The first call for research proposals that will be funded via the SPFS programme Innovation Fund was announced on 7th July. The deadline for the submission is 5th September 2014 (17:00 GMT). The full text of the call can be found here .


June 2014 - New appointment

Taha Ben Masaud has been appointed as a research assistant working on a multilayer 3D photonic platform.


April 2014 - New appointment

Rob Topley has been appointed as a senior research assistant working on erasable grating couplers for waferscale testing of photonic components.


January 2014 - Appointments and new associate members

Six new appointments within the project have been announced:
David Thomson, Youfang Hu, Li Ke, Antulio Tarazona, Ali Khokhar and Stevan Stanković, all from Southampton University.


William Whelan-Curtin of St Andrews University has joined the programme as an associate member and is to be involved in the work on the modulator development.



2013

December 2013 - Start of the project

Project "Silicon Photonics for Future Systems", funded by EPSRC programme grant, started on 12th December 2013.


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