skip to primary navigationskip to content

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.

RSS Feed News

Sensor CDT student Tiesheng Wang weaves new material for energy storage

Mar 22, 2018

Sensor CDT student Tiesheng Wang and his supervisor Stoyan Smoukov have developed a new supercapacitor made from a "candy cane" like flexible polymer material composite. Its flexibility and higher charge holding properties could enable new sensor applications, such as implantable sensors.

Addressing civil engineering challenges

Feb 01, 2018

Sensor CDT students teamed up with students and staff from the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction to think collectively about sensor solutions to challenges in the built environment.

Sensors Day 2017

Oct 26, 2017

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

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

View all news