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ESR Salman wins “Presenter of the Year” at the Engineering Researcher Symposium 2017

ESR Salman wins “Presenter of the Year” at the Engineering Researcher Symposium 2017

Huge congratulations to our ESR Salman Abdullah who won the “Presenter of the Year 2017” Award at the Engineering Researcher Symposium on the 30th June.

Thu 27 July 2017

PROMIS Workshop 3, Rome, 14th-16th June 2017

PROMIS Workshop 3, Rome, 14th-16th June 2017

PROMIS is an international training network (ITN), funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions as part of the European Horizon 2020 program. The aim of the project is to train 16 postgraduate researchers in a full range of multidisciplinary skills needed by the rapidly expanding Photonics industry.

Thu 27 July 2017

PROMIS continues to inspire the next generation of female scientists at a recent STEM event at the University of Sheffield

PROMIS continues to inspire the next generation of female scientists at a recent STEM event at the University of Sheffield

For the second year running, PROMIS has participated in the Exploring STEM for Girls event at the University of Sheffield, which attracted over 600 female high school pupils. ESR Salman Abdullah and Professor Jo Shien Ng exhibited the project’s latest developments to the school girls (aged 13 to 15), giving them the opportunity to explore the real life applications of research and discuss possible future careers within photonics.

Mon 19 June 2017

Real life applications of photonics showcased at Lancaster University’s Community Day

Real life applications of photonics showcased at Lancaster University’s Community Day

On Saturday, 6th May, ESRs Eva and Denise promoted the real-life applications of photonics at Lancaster University’s Community Day.

Mon 19 June 2017

How do you become a PROMIS ESR ?

How do you become a PROMIS ESR ?

Fresh new year, fresh new blog post! And on a fresh topic … How does one become a PROMIS ESR? And also, how does one decide to do a PhD in the first place? Here’s my story.

Tue 10 January 2017

PROMIS continues to deliver Outreach

PROMIS continues to deliver Outreach

Salman Abdullah from the University of Sheffield delivered a public talk on the use of Thin Avalanche layers for Single Photon Counting at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. The talk was attended by postgraduate students and researchers from other fields. The aim of the talk was to explain and highlight the role of using avalanche photodiodes for single photon counting. The audience were interested in the topic and responded with questions.

Thu 17 November 2016

A Project Grant from Nature! by Salman Abdullah

A Project Grant from Nature! by Salman Abdullah

What i am going to divulge may come as a surprise to my colleagues. I have recently secured a project from Nature. Well... it had been sanctioned for quite a while but the project officially started on 13th of July 2016. Congratulations were in order as my friends and colleagues knew what i was anticipating. The project commencement ceremony was marked by mixed emotions of fervor, zeal, ecstasy and an inexplicable sentiment which couldn't be put to words but best described by tears rolling...

Mon 07 November 2016

PROMIS celebrates Day of Photonics

PROMIS celebrates Day of Photonics

The Day of Photonics is an biennial event that promotes photonics to the general public. Companies, research organizations and organizations involved in photonics reach out to their communities to raise awareness about what photonics is and why it is important, and promote the role of their organization in the photonics ecosystem and value chain. The PROMIS network is proud to support this event.

Thu 20 October 2016

Keep calm and be half an engineer, half a PhD student by Emna Amri

Keep calm and be half an engineer, half a PhD student by Emna Amri

The PROMIS experience is exceptionally challenging for me since I have to deal daily with my half-engineer half-scientist life between the company IDQ and the university and to be honest with you I underestimated the situation...

Wed 12 October 2016

PROMIS Summer school and MBE16 Conference, Montpellier 31st August – 9th September

PROMIS Summer school and MBE16 Conference, Montpellier 31st August – 9th September

More than 50 European researchers attended the PROMIS Summer School which was hosted recently by the University of Montpellier. It brought together our partner supervisors and researchers from across academia and industry as well as a number of non-PROMIS graduate students and high profile speakers.

Fri 07 October 2016

The side-effects of being an ESR in Montpellier

The side-effects of being an ESR in Montpellier

Allan Gordon, the PROMIS project coordinator from Lancaster, or the guy behind the scenes as he calls himself, asked us to write about our experiences of being an Early Stage Researcher (ESR). Where to begin? Of course with small talk!

Mon 03 October 2016

A week of an ESR in secondment by Davide Maria Di Paola

A week of an ESR in secondment by Davide Maria Di Paola

I am Davide, 25 years old, from Italy and currently working at University of Nottingham (UK) ... but this is another story: here is how I live in Montpellier, France.

Mon 08 August 2016

A week in Rome by Mayank Sharma

A week in Rome by Mayank Sharma

Every night you sleep, you have plans in mind to implement the next day. But, I usually switch off that portion of my brain every Friday and Saturday nights. That doesn’t mean that I wake up late, rather I try to shut down everything possible in my life, and go some nearby places to roam around, whether in Rome or in beautiful outskirts of it which are very rich in their respective cultures, and have natural beauty too. In my friend circle, we have set a budget of 10 Euros for travelling...

Tue 21 June 2016

Second PROMIS Workshop, Cadiz, 18th to 20th May 2016

Second PROMIS Workshop, Cadiz, 18th to 20th May 2016

More than 50 European researchers attended the second of four PROMIS workshops which was hosted recently by the University of Cadiz. It brought together our partner supervisors and researchers representing academia and industry as well as a number of non-PROMIS graduate students and high profile speakers.

Thu 09 June 2016

PROMIS Workshop 2 in Cadiz, Spain by Allan Gordon (the guy behind the scenes)

PROMIS Workshop 2 in Cadiz, Spain by Allan Gordon (the guy behind the scenes)

Tuesday – Travel and PROMIS Community. After months of organising our workshop in Cadiz with my colleagues over there it is finally upon us. That being said that means (for anyone travelling from Lancaster) a 3am wake up call for 3 flights with a 12 hour duration across them all. Yes we could do a transatlantic flight quicker. The journey to Cadiz although long went smoothly. On the taxi journey from Jerez to Cadiz we received a great sense of arrival as we were driven across the...

Wed 25 May 2016

A week in the life of a researcher by Flavio Nucciarelli, Sgenia

A week in the life of a researcher by Flavio Nucciarelli, Sgenia

Lunes: el arranque. It’s Monday and I’m back to work! People come back to their hanging lab issue, checking email and starting conversations typically on “how hard it’s to come back to work on Monday”. There is a Spanish word which means the starting mechanism of something: el arranque. I think that’s how I feel indeed, I charge the battery on weekend to turn the key on Monday once again. People may think that researching could not be a work as hard as stonecutting but trust...

Thu 19 May 2016

Stem for Girls shows PROMIS

Stem for Girls shows PROMIS

The Postgraduate Research on Dilute Metamorphic Nanostructures and Metamaterials in Semiconductor Photonics Initial Training Network (PROMIS) funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions participated in event 'STEM for Girls' that took place in Sheffield on the 6th April. Dr Jo Shien Ng and our researcher Lucas Pinel had a stand on photonics, trying to demonstrate light spectrum, polarisation, optical fibre and internet communication to middle school girls. Nearly 450 Year 9...

Thu 14 April 2016

First PROMIS Workshop, Sheffield, 21st to 23rd September 2015

First PROMIS Workshop, Sheffield, 21st to 23rd September 2015

The first of four PROMIS workshops was hosted by the University of Sheffield at Kenwood Hall, Sheffield, on 21st – 23rd September 2015. It brought together for the first time all our partner supervisors and researchers and was attended by over 35 delegates representing both academia and industry as well as a number of non-PROMIS graduate students.

Mon 02 November 2015

PROMIS presents at H2020 info day

PROMIS presents at H2020 info day

The Postgraduate Research on Dilute Metamorphic Nanostructures and Metamaterials in Semiconductor Photonics Initial Training Network (PROMIS) funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions presented at an info day organized by the Regional Government in Spain, with the aim to help researchers from Andalucía to prepare successful proposals for ITN Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions in H2020.

Fri 30 October 2015

Photonics Ireland shows PROMIS

Photonics Ireland shows PROMIS

The Postgraduate Research on Dilute Metamorphic Nanostructures and Metamaterials in Semiconductor Photonics Initial Training Network (PROMIS) funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions participated in the Photonics Ireland Conference 2015 held in Cork from 2nd – 4th September at the Maryborough House Hotel.

Tue 08 September 2015

Lancaster to help plug photonics skills gap thanks to €4 million grant

Lancaster to help plug photonics skills gap thanks to €4 million grant

Lancaster University is helping to produce a new generation of photonics experts thanks to a grant of 4 million euros for a new training network.

Story supplied by LU Press Office
Fri 20 March 2015