The group was well represented at the Rank Prize symposium in Grasmere. The high-throughput and automation session included invited talks from Patrick, Stephen Church and Ruqaiya Al-Abri.
Over Summer 2018, Edoardo Altamura has worked as a Rank Prize Optoelectronics Intern on developing techniques for photovoltaic characterisation. He describes his research: Photovoltaic energy proved to play a decisive role in a variety of areas, from everyday life power consumption to space satellites. Assessing the efficiency of devices capable
Edoardo has completed his 10 week placement in the group as an optoelectronics intern, funded by the Rank Prize funds. During his stay he has developed hardware, software, and optical approaches to use compressive sensing with low-cost equipment for characterising photovoltaic cells. Many thanks to Edoardo for his hard work!
The group will host another 10-week summer studentship, funded through the Rank Prize Funds. The project on “Rapid, multispectral photovoltaic performance mapping using structured light illumination” will see one of our 3rd year undergraduate students Edoardo Altamura design, build and test a device for high speed characterisation. We look forward
Conor, a UoM 4th year undergraduate has spent the summer working in the lab (see here for details). He has been kind enough to describe working on a long summer project in the group: This summer, I spent ten weeks designing, building, and testing a terahertz time domain spectroscopy system
Over the past 10 weeks, Conor Wilman (a UoM undergraduate) has been working with the group developing a low-cost and easy method of doing terahertz spectroscopy, known as terahertz quasi-time-domain-spectroscopy. His work, funded by the Rank Prize Funds Summer Studentship has been in trying to replicate this technique in the