Dr Daping Chu has become the new Head of the Photonics and Sensors Group and Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE) Steering Committee. The former role is to lead the existing research works in the group, in particular to organise the display related activities, and to start new research directions. The latter role is to support the CAPE Director in CAPE-related activities and manage the day-to-day running of the CAPE Office.
If there is one area of science where industry and academia should come together, it is surely electronic engineering.Graham Pitcher
Our thanks go to Professor Bill Crossland who has recently stepped down from both of these positions. During his five years in post he has taken CAPE from strength to strength and the article below highlights what has been achieved in this time.
The article entitled 'CAPEable collaboration' was recently published on 'New Electronics', the website for electronic design engineers. Graham Pitcher, the editor, who wrote the article discusses how University/industry collaboration is enabling leading edge research at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics. (A PDF of the article can be downloaded at the link below.)
"If there is one area of science where industry and academia should come together, it is surely electronic engineering. The potential commercial applications of electronic developments are so huge that you might believe innovative work in academia would be feeding continually into the commercial world."