International Fellowship COFUND Programme success - The MULTIPLY project


 The Aston Institute of Photonics Technologies (AIPT), Aston University, UK, has received a prestigious award (with a total cost of6m) of3m from the EC Marie S. Curie COFUND programme to enable it to develop and administer a Fellowship programme for the international photonics community. 

The International Mobility and Training in Photonics programme, MULTIPLY, will  offer interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary training for a large number of outstanding international researchers (90 fellow years) in the area of photonics science, technology and applications: encompassing non-linear and quantum photonics, integrated and ultra-fast optics and optical engineering, laser science and applications, industrial laser manufacturing, high-speed optical communications, sensing, imaging, optoelectronics, medical applications of photonics, nano-photonics, bio-photonics, and many other areas across sectors of economy. 

MULTIPLY has the full backing of a consortium of 46 internationally leading academic and industrial partners covering the globe from China to Australia and from Russia to Mexico. Programme is open to new partners who present strong photonics or photonics applications relevant groups and who can provide required cofunding.The partners will act as hosts for eligible fellows, providing excellence in postdoctoral training, mentoring career development opportunities, offering access to cutting edge facilities, fast-paced innovation activities and further industrial links. 

The overall aim of the AIPT MULTIPLY project is to assist in the career development ofthe next generation of photonics research and innovation leaders.

The project will start in October 2016. All fellowship positions require co-funding.

Prospective hosts - If you are interested to be involved with the MULTIPLY project in the capacity as a partner host providing co-funding for prospective fellows, please direct your informal enquiries to Dr. Srikanth Sugavanam (sugavas1@aston.ac.uk).

Project website - www.multiply.astonphotonics.uk