Dr Laura Meriggi, of CST Global, presents to Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) students at the UoG.

23 October 2017

CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB and the UK’s leading, independent, III-V opto-electronic, semi-conductor foundry, is proud to support the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), a unique PhD training programme run jointly between University of Glasgow and Queen’s University Belfast. The CDT works closely with an influential group of industrial partners, including CST Global. It also enjoys substantial funding for developing new technologies in photonic integration and advanced data storage.

Dr Laura Meriggi, device development engineer at CST Global, was asked to present to prospective CDT students. Laura gave an overview of CST Global, its fabrication and testing capabilities, as well as the emerging technical developments and opportunities occurring in integrated photonics. Laura has a PhD in Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering from the University of Glasgow, funded by an EPSRC Industrial CASE Scholarship.

Laura explained, “Academic and commercial partnerships, like the CDT, are central to the advancement of the photonics industry. 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 twelve active research projects with UK universities.

“The CDT gives us access to the best students in the world for live, research projects, such as CST Global’s upcoming 25G DFB laser project; funded through Innovate UK. We also have a potential, specialist, post-graduate recruitment pool of exceptional staff.”