UNIMAN: University of Manchester (UK)

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering: www.eee.manchester.ac.uk

Contact: Aimin M. Song (A.Song@manchester.ac.uk)

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UNIMAN (www.manchester.ac.uk) has enormous strength in nanoscience and technology. The research has a huge breadth, encompassing quantum dots, graphene, nanodevices nanotubes and bio-materials for medical use among many other topics. This institutional strength has recently been recognized by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Council in the form of the award of a Doctoral Training Centre in Nano-sciences. The research groups have also been successful in commercialising their research. The University has made great efforts to encourage inter-disciplinarity by creating University of Manchester IP to encourage knowledge transfer to support the commercialisation of IP.

The main tasks attributed to UNIMAN in the project are:

Professors Song and Rezazadeh and Dr. Matthew Halsall are in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It must be stressed that Prof. Song is the inventor of the SSD, and has expertise on novel nanodevices design and physics studies. Prof. Rezazadeh has expertise on RF devices and technologies and Dr. Halsall has expertise on nanostructures, optical spectroscopy and THz experiments. Song and Halsall are also members of the Photo Science Institute (PSI) of UNIMAN, which has advanced facilities for THz experiments.

Resources to be committed:

Staff members undertaking the work: Prof. A. M. Song, Prof. A. Rezazadeh and Dr. Matthew Halsall will lead the work of this project, in which two PhD student (3yrs each) are to be employed. One of the students will be working on THz detectors and antennas, and the other on THz emitters and subsystem integration.