The Department continues to burst at the seams. To relieve this
situation in the short term, a lease has been taken out on a Unit
in the Science Park, which now houses the Centre for Molecular Materials
for Photonics and Electronics (CMMPE) led by Professors Harry Coles
and Bill Crossland within the Electrical Engineering Division and
with collaboration from other departments. The centre was opened
in February by the Minister for Science, Lord Sainsbury and the
University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Alec Broers.
A short term lease has also been taken out on offices in Keynes
House on Trumpington Street, providing a home for the team working
on the MPhil for Sustainable Development and some members of the
Engineering Design Centre. The top floor of the new Gates Building,
West Cambridge, has also been colonised by researchers in Communications
Engineering, led by Professors Andy Hopper and Ian White.
Congratulations go to Professor Ann Dowling who has been elected
a Fellow of the Royal Society, to Professor Andy Hopper on the award
of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Silver Medal and to the ten
undergraduates who were awarded the RAE's Leadership awards (a record
Professor Keith Glover, who became Head of Department last October,
has set up a number of strategic working groups tasked with an extensive
review of both research and teaching.
Dr David Holburn is the new Honorary Secretary of the CUEA, and
the Annual Conference will be held in the Department on Saturday