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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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Sensors Day 2017

Oct 26, 2017

Molecular sensors, sensing in the Antarctic, robotics...

Applications for October 2018 entry are open

Sep 20, 2017

We are accepting applications for October 2018 entry. Application deadline 6 December 2017.

Sensor CDT away day

Jun 27, 2017

Students from all three Sensor CDT cohorts traveled to Marston Vale to meet up with the MAS CDT for a joint away day aiming to solve research problems together.

Biomaker Challenge - deadline extended to 21 July

Jun 07, 2017

A four-month challenge to build low-cost sensors and instruments for biology

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.

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