People

Meet the team behind the Centre

 

 

 

 

Management Team

 

 

Professor Daping Chu

 

 

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Professor Daping Chu is Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics and Head of the Photonics and Sensors Group at the University of Cambridge.

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Dr Paul Comley

 

 

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Dr Paul Comley is a Senior Research Fellow in the Precision Engineering Institute at Cranfield University.  Paul has a strong background in diamond turning machining, machine tool calibration, process development and research and development.

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Dr Richard Langford

 

 

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Dr Richard Langford is Head of the Cavendish microscopy suite at the University of Cambridge and has been at the forefront of developing and applying focused ion beam techniques for the last 15 years.

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Dr Andrew Lewis

 

 

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Dr Andrew Lewis MA, DIC, MInstP, CPhys, joined the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in 1988 after graduating from the University of Cambridge with an honours degree in Natural Sciences.

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Professor William Milne

 

 

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Professor William Milne is Head of the Electrical Engineering Division, Head of Electronic Devices and Materials Group and Director of the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics at the University of Cambridge.

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Paul Morantz

 

 

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Paul Morantz is the Director of the EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision, based in the Precision Engineering Institute at Cranfield University. Paul is an expert in precision metrology and has devised the mathematical bases for the complex tool-path and metrology techniques utilised across a wide range of platforms.

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Martin O'Hara

 

 

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Martin is the National Strategy Manager for the EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision.  He has a proven background in the electronics and technology industry of over 25 years in design innovation and management roles.

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Professor Bill O’Neill

 

 

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Professor Bill O’Neill is the Director of the Cambridge and Cranfield Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision which delivers the teaching element of the EPSRC Centre. Bill leads the Centre for Industrial Photonics at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge.

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Professor Paul Shore

 

 

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Professor Paul Shore, FREng is the Head of Engineering Divisions at the National Physical Laboratory. The National Physical Laboratory is the national measurement standards laboratory for the United Kingdom and is the largest applied physics organization in the UK. Paul is also Professor of Precision Engineering at Cranfield University and led it’s Precision Engineering Institute from 2002- 2015.

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Dr Nicholas Walker

 

 

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Dr Nicholas Walker is former CEO of Microsharp Corporation Ltd, a company which developed microstructured optical surfaces.  He is director of iXscient Ltd, a company he founded in 2003 which manages major international research and development programmes in microfluidics, optics and sensors.

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Dr Tim Wilkinson

 

 

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Dr Tim Wilkinson is a Reader in Photonic Engineering in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College.

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Administrative Team

 

 

Sophie Fuller

 

 

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Sophie Fuller is the Research Centre Administrator for the Centre for Industrial Photonics at the University of Cambridge and assists Prof Bill O’Neill and his team.

Sophie is also the administrator for the MRes in Ultra Precision course which is delivered through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision.

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Enza Giaracuni

 

 

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Enza Giaracuni is the Centre Co-ordinator for the EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision, based in the Precision Engineering Institute at Cranfield University.

Enza co-ordinates the National Strategy Programme activities which include the co-ordination of networking events, development and maintenance of the website, facilities database and marketing material.

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Centre Steering Group Members

Dr Paul Atherton (Chairman) Nanoventures

Prof Daping Chu University of Cambridge

Gerard Davies EPSRC

Prof Chris Evans University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Chris Rider University of Cambridge

Andrew Hurst Qioptic

Dr Richard Langford University of Cambridge

Prof Richard Leach University of Nottingham

Dr Peter MacKay Gooch & Housego

Prof Bill Milne University of Cambridge

Paul Morantz (Centre Director) Cranfield University

Martin O’Hara Cranfield University

Prof Bill O’Neill (Director, Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision) University of Cambridge

Neil Prescott Heidenhain (GB) Ltd

Dr Phil Rumsby M-Solv Ltd

Prof Paul Shore National Physical Laboratory

Dr Tom Taylor Centre for Process Innovation Ltd

Prof Tim Wilkinson University of Cambridge

Andy Sellars Innovate UK