III-V optoelectronic foundry Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd (CST Global) of Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, near Glasgow, Scotland, UK (a subsidiary of Sweden’s Sivers IMA Holdings AB) is supporting the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), a PhD training program run jointly between Scotland’s University of Glasgow and Northern Ireland’s Queen’s University Belfast that works with industrial partners and has funding for developing new technologies in photonic integration and advanced data storage.
CST Global device development engineer Dr Laura Meriggi presented to prospective CDT students, giving an overview of the firm, its fabrication and testing capabilities, as well as the emerging technical developments and opportunities occurring in integrated photonics. Meriggi has a PhD in Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering from the University of Glasgow, funded by an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Industrial CASE Scholarship.
“Academic and commercial partnerships, like the CDT, are central to the advancement of the photonics industry,” says Meriggi. “The recent announcement of the MOCVD collaboration with the University of Glasgow and CST Global is a leading example of these type of partnerships. CST Global is also an active member and supporter of the UK and European Technology Consortium Programme, working on 12 active research projects with UK universities,” she adds.
“The CDT gives us access to the best students in the world for live research projects, such as CST Global’s upcoming 25G DFB [distributed feedback] laser project, funded through Innovate UK,” continues Meriggi. “We also have a potential, specialist post-graduate recruitment pool of exceptional staff.”