PEMC Industrial Solutions - photonics and microelectronics
  • Room 202, Rolle Building, University of Plymouth

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Join the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) team, Innovate UK and ZEISS at one of our sector-focused Industrial Solutions events to discover what Electron Microscopy could do for your business.

Our Industrial Solutions event on Wednesday 10 April will focus on the photonics and microelectronics sector, featuring presentations from Plessey SemiConductors Ltd and EFFECT Photonics, to demonstrate how Electron Microscopy has been used practically in their companies and sector. There will be an update from the PEMC team and Ellen Pope from Innovate UK will be providing an essential update on funding and collaboration opportunities. View how Plessey has already used the FIB-SEM.

Programme: 10 April

09:30 - Arrival, registration and networking

10:00 - Welcome and PEMC update – Dr Natasha Stephen (Director, PEMC)

10:10 - Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (latest developments) – Claire Pearce (Project Manager)

10:20 - Electron Microscopy and the microelectronics sector – Dr Yang Liu (Technical Specialist)

10:30 - Plessey SemiConductors Ltd – John Whiteman (Product & Process Development Manager)

10:50 - Break

11:10 - EFFECT Photonics – Tim Durrant (Engineering Manager)

11:25 - Innovate UK – the latest funding opportunities - Ellen Pope (Global Innovation Lead for Advanced Materials)

11:55 - Introduction to EPIC (Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre) – Dan Newman (Senior Economic Development Officer)

12:05 - Networking lunch

12:45 - FIB-SEM demonstration – Dr Yang Liu (Technical Specialist)

Designed to be informative, relevant and useful in terms of practical analysis and future funding opportunities, each event will be brief, but packed with useful information to inspire.

The Industrial Solutions event series will focus specifically on the application of Electron Microscopy in sectors identified within the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and priority areas for the HOTSW Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Companies are warmly invited to join us for any or all of these free events, to learn about our services, existing collaborations, future opportunities and how your business could benefit.

To find out more about the other events in the Industrial Solutions series, just click on the date and theme below.


7 February 2019: engineering and aerospace

10 April 2019: photonics and microelectronics

18 July 2019: healthy ageing/biomedical

18 September 2019: marine technology

20 November 2019: clean energy

12 February 2020: geoscience

2 April 2020: celebration event

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Target audience

The sessions are primarily aimed at the following audience with no restrictions on attendance.

  • Devon-based companies (with less than 250 employees) looking to develop new products – particularly those who work in advanced engineering, photonics, microelectronics, manufacturing, composites, robotics or new energy.
  • Larger companies in the same sectors.
  • Business groups
  • Business support organisations.


Events are free to attend but booking is essential via the above link.

Enquiries/more information

Contact Claire Pearce, PCMP Manager for details.

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