Postgraduate Research on Dilute Metamorphic Nanostructures and Metamaterials in Semiconductor Photonics
An EU H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network
CAPPA are a partner in the €4M European training network, PROMIS – Postgraduate Research on Dilute Metamorphic Nanostructures and Metamaterials in Semiconductor Photonics, coordinated by Lancaster University, UK. The PROMIS network brings together a carefully-chosen, well-balanced consortium of 8 academic partners, 2 industry partners and 8 associated partners, with European and worldwide reputations as leaders in their fields. The network will train a cohort of 15 early stage researchers in the full range of skills required for a career in photonics, including materials growth, device fabrication, characterisation, design, theory, and commercialisation.
These skills will be applied in developing advanced photonic materials and devices for four application areas: Information and Communications, Security, Energy and Environment. Each researcher will experience both academic and commercial environments thanks to the strong industrial involvement, resulting in multi-skilled, industry-focused graduates.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, grant agreement No 641899.
A Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network
funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
The research skills which the cohort of young researchers are learning range from theory & design to growth and fabrication, through structural and device characterisation and up to industrial applications. The strong industry involvement in the consortium ensures an application specific, end-user target for the researchers’ training, and gives each network fellow experience of the industry workplace. The core skills in developing cutting edge dilute nitride nanostructured and metamorphic semiconductors can be applied through photonics to enable a wide range of applications, and this will be demonstrated by leveraging the same fundamental skills to enable specific applications in each of the four diverse areas.
Materials for ICT – Single photon sources and detectors
Materials for Security – Mid-infrared and X-ray detection and imaging
Materials for Energy – Concentrator photovoltaic cells
Materials for Environment – Mid-infrared sources for gas sensing