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About the Sensor CDT

Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Application

Strategic vision and benefits: The CDT in Sensor Technologies is in direct response to an identified training need articulated by major UK industries, SMEs and the academic sector. The aim is to deliver an interdisciplinary, research focused, training programme to outstanding students, ranging all the way from physical concepts of sensing, interpreting and managing sensory data, to application-focused sensor development. Students will explore the state-of-the-art in sensor technology (e.g. MEMS, optics, lab-on-chip, etc.), in sensor middleware (e.g. sensor networking, systems development, signal processing, etc.), and in sensor end use (healthcare, security, industrial etc.) supported by leading experts in academia and industry.  The CBS-CDT is supported by world leading expertise and infrastructure from 20 participating departments across the University, and from a consortium of leading sensor industries, ranging from SMEs to globally operating corporations.

There is a strong emphasis on team-driven research and peer-to-peer learning, and the student cohorts will be supported by a mix of academic and industrial mentors, with team-building and leadership-skills development being at the heart of the programme.

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Sensor Team Challenge 2017 has started

May 14, 2017

By combining their scientific and managerial skills, the third cohort of Sensor CDT students will develop low-cost and open-source cell-free molecular diagnostics for biological and chemical sensor applications.

Winner of CDT Twitter photo competition

May 08, 2017

Second prize in the #CDTinnovation category goes to Oliver Vanderpoorten

MRes mini-research projects

Apr 03, 2017

Poster session on interdisciplinary sensor research

Sensor CDT at the Cambridge Science Festival 2017

Mar 21, 2017

A team of Sensor CDT students demonstrated their research projects at the Cambridge Science Festival

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