QUDOS plenary meeting

June 2023 - QUDOS researchers gather at the University of Southampton for the 3rd plenary meeting

More than 20 researchers from the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, University of Southampton and UCL gathered at Southampton University for the third plenary meeting of the QUDOS Programme Grant on 2 June 2023. They shared the achievements made since the start of the project in November 2020. Members of the QUDOS External Advisory Board, which comprises distinguished individuals from industry, academia and UKRI-EPSRC, also took part in the plenary meeting.

Professor Alwyn Seeds of UCL, Principal Investigator of QUDOS, started the plenary meeting by outlining the project team’s work in creating a new era in optical integration so that all major photonic functions can be implemented on silicon substrates using monolithically integrated components.   Project leaders from the four universities, namely Professor Huiyun Liu of UCL, Professor Frederic Gardes of the University of Southampton, Professor Peter Smowton of Cardiff University, and Professor Richard Penty of the University of Cambridge, then highlighted the achievements in respective projects under QUDOS.  Project leaders also engaged in lively discussions with enthusiastic researchers and External Advisory Board members. 

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Professor Alwyn Seeds, UCL

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Professor Huiyun Liu, UCL
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Professor Frederic Gardes, University of Southampton
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Professor Peter Smowton, Cardiff University
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Professor Richard Penty, University of Cambridge

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Lively discussion among attendees
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Lively discussions with online attendees as well

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Lively discussion among attendees

Researchers from the four universities also presented more details of their work through presentations and poster displays. 

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The coffee and lunch breaks provided a valuable opportunity for researchers and External Advisory Board members to mingle and interact. 

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Researchers finished the meeting with energised ideas and spirits in furthering the objective of QUDOS for optical integration.