Case Studies

Education Scotland Placement - Helen Cammack, March - May 2016
2016-06-07 12:29
Education Scotland Placement - Helen Cammack
Adaptive Optics for Nonlinear Imaging of Whole Tissues
2013-04-23 09:32
The SUPA INSPIRE scheme funded a six month secondment for a research physicist from the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, to work in collaboration with the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and Coherent Scotland Ltd.
MicroLEDs for Optogenetics Applications
2012-11-26 10:18
A SUPA INSPIRE secondment led to the development of key capabilities for a growing business, with the seconded physicist proving so invaluable to the company that he subsequently joined their team.
Ultrasound Arrays for Therapeutic Applications
2012-10-18 14:52
A secondment funded from the SUPA INSPIRE project has proved a great success for all concerned, leading to potential new sales, academic papers, and valuable experience for the seconded physicist.
Enhancing the Performance of Optical Filters
2012-03-07 11:27
A recently completed SUPA START project between Thin Film Solutions and the Thin Film Centre at the University of the West of Scotland investigated enhancing the performance of optical filters for a wide range of applications. The project was aimed at applications requiring spatially graded coatings like miniaturised/low cost spectrometers, gas sensors and high laser damage threshold coatings.
Portable Combined Fluorometer and Spectrophotometer
2012-03-07 11:02
LUX Assure asked the Institute of Photonics, at the University of Strathclyde, to explore the feasibility of a combined fluorometer and spectrophotometer that would be portable. The project was supported by a SUPA START Award.
Ultrasonic Surgery Tools Investigation
2012-03-07 09:55
Piezo Composite Transducers (PCT) Ltd approached the Institute of Medical Science and Technologies (IMSaT) at the University of Dundee to help them investigate the use of ultrasound in developing new tools for medical cutting. The work was supported by a SUPA START Award.
Optofluidic Device for Passive Sex Sorting of Sperms
2012-03-06 15:29
A recently completed SUPA START project between Giltech and St Andrews University has explored the feasibility of sorting sperm into different sexes using an optofluidic device.
Thermal and Mechanical Simulations of PZT Sensor
2012-03-06 15:28
A recently completed SUPA START project between Pyreos and the particle physics groups in the School of Physics and Astronomy of Glasgow University has seen the study of the thermal and mechanical properties of a PZT sensor to improve the manufacturing process to increase yield and product performance.
Compact Femtosecond Optical Frequency Comb
2012-03-06 15:27
A recently completed SUPA START project between M Squared Lasers and Heriot Watt University has seen the development of a 'frequency comb' generator with great commercial potential.
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