AUGUST 18--e2v technologies (imaging.e2v.com) and Brunel University have established a new research facility--the e2v center for electronic imaging (CEI). Based at Brunel's Uxbridge campus, the center will be dedicated to the research and development of advanced technologies for electronic image sensing and will welcome its first Ph.D. students in the new academic year (October 2004).
The center builds on e2v's success in the design and supply of CCD image sensors and the well-established relationship between the company and Brunel University. Reinforcing links between universities and industry, the CEI will concentrate on identifying new applications for existing e2v imaging technology, as well as developing new electronic imaging technology and products for market.
The hi-tech CEI is supported by significant investment from various parties. Over the next five years, e2v will invest up to £0.5m in the CEI. Brunel is funding three new research lectureships, as well as providing the facilities and equipment for the program. Prof. Andrew Holland has been appointed to the CEI-sponsored chair and will be its founding director. He comments, "Brunel is currently investing heavily in campus infrastructure. The CEI complements the recently opened research facility, 'BITLab,' which is fast becoming a successful e-Science and multimedia research lab, as well as a hi-tech, visual center for meetings and conferences. It is a very positive time to welcome e2v on board with this new research initiative."