Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies

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General Description

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce.

Over the last 20 years Aston has consistently been ranked as a top university for graduate employability (80 in the World and 12th in the UK according QS Graduate Employability Rankings). Its research has a direct impact to society and 78% of it is rated world leading internationally excellent (REF 2014).

The Aston Institute of Photonics Technologies (AIPT) is one of the largest photonics research centres in the UK, with 90+ staff and grant funding amounting to €20M. AIPT counts over 60 patents, and its technology has created the foundations for direct exploitation of the intellectual property through spin-out companies. AIPT pursues a diverse range of device-and-system-level topics at the leading edge of technology.

As per COFUND guidelines, fellowship programmes will be based on individual-driven mobility, i.e., researchers will be able to freely choose a research topic fitting their individual needs.

The subject of the research project is expected to contribute to European competitiveness and to be in the general field of Photonics and/or its applications. Within these limitations, applicants can freely choose both their research topic and their host organisation, in the spirit of the ‘European Charter for Researchers’.

Contact person – Sergei K. Turitsyn, & Edik Rafailov,

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