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laser Research around laser sensors designed in the department of chemical engineering has been highlighted in the latest issue of EPSRC's newsline magazine. The issue is focused on novel green technologies and the sensors could help in the design of next generation low emission engines in the aero and automobile industries. Dr. Johan Hult, member of the Laser Analytics group and an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, has developed a method of generating ultra fast wavelength sweeps covering several hundreds of nanometres in wavelength at repetition rates exceeding 10 million times a second. This extraordinary technology permits the dynamic tracking of chemical phenomena in situ at unrivalled time resolution, yielding insights into processes such as pollutant formation and combustion generated engine instabilities. There are also promising applications in other fields such as biomedical sensing.

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Novel analysis illuminates crucial role of ‘recycled’ light in solar panels and LEDs

5 August 2020

The research by scientists in our optoelectronic materials group exposes a link between the so-called ‘photon recycling’ process, and the energy efficiency of LEDs and solar cells.

OccuCamb: helping the department return to the workplace during Covid-19

3 August 2020

Students from our EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future are developing open sensor technologies to help our staff and students return to working in the department safely.

Academic promotions for Róisín Owens, Gabi Kaminski-Schierle and Graham Christie

16 July 2020

Congratulations to Róisín Owens, promoted to Professor of Bioelectronics, Gabi Kaminski-Schierle, promoted to Reader, and Graham Christie, promoted to University Senior Lecturer