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CAPA 2017 Call

We are pleased to announce the outcome of the CAPE Acorn Fund – Post-graduate Research Award 2017 Call.

This year there are two winning projects of the CAPA Award:

1. Development of multi-sensor platform for realtime air quality monitoring

Tien-Chun Wu

2. Speech-to-braille communicator for deafblind people

Isabella Miele, Oliver Burton

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Congratulations to the winners!

For the fourth year running, the CAPE Acorn Fund seeks to support a range of small projects, with emphasis on promoting research proposed by young student researchers. Undergraduate students who are considering putting forward an industrial based type-(b) project topic for their 4th Year Project are invited to submit a brief proposal, no more than 2 pages of A4, to:

The CAPE Coordinator, CAPE Office, 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FA

The close date for submission is 23 March 2017.

Each proposal will be evaluated by the CAPE office for funding in association with one or more of the CAPE Partner companies. Through the CAPE Office, students who are interested could approach the CAPE Partners of their choice with their project ideas, and then formulate their project before submitting their proposals. The CAPE Office will be able to facilitate appropriate contact with the CAPE Partner companies.

The successful candidates will receive a CAPE 4th Year Project Award, which includes project funding through CAPE at the standard 4th Year Project level (£250) and a £250 cash prize, total award of £500. They will then be invited to present their project results to the CAPE Steering Committee during the CAPE 2-Day Event in June 2018.

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CAPE is inviting CUED post-graduate students, either individually or in small teams, to participate in the new CAPE Acorn Post-graduate Award 2017 by submitting a research idea on any engineering-related topic addressing a technological or societal need. The £3,000 Award includes funding support for a short project of 3 months’ duration to run in parallel with their current research and post-graduate studies.

All participants must have the approval of their Supervisor.

Closing date for submission: Thursday 19 January 2017
For further details on how to apply, the Call can be downloaded here.

CAPE Office


Different faces of digital holography: from holographic microscopy and tomography to holographic displays

Professor M. Kujawinska will present the results of recent research performed in Photonics Engineering Division, Warsaw University of Technology in two application areas:

– digital holographic microscopy (DHM) and holographic tomography (DHT);

– holographic capture of photorealistic 3D content, its manipulation and imaging in wide angle holographic display using coherent and incoherent light.

Prof Kujawinska



Malgorzata Kujawinska PhD DSc. is SPIE Fellow, full Professor of applied optics at Warsaw University of Technology, head of Photonics Engineering Division at Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics. She is an expert in full-field optical metrology and 3D imaging, hybrid opto-numerical methods in mechanics, image processing, automatic data analysis for metrology and multimedia, design of novel photonics measurement and display systems.

The Lecture will take place on 17. November at 4.30pm at the Annex Seminar Room 190 in CAPE building, Electrical engineering, West Cambridge Site.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Everyone is welcome.

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 CAPE Acorn Blue Sky Research Award.

This year there are two winning projects:

1. Full 360° 3D Light Field Capture and Display System by Özgür YONTEM & Kun LI

2. Liquid crystal on SI with Carbon nanotube IC driver by Guofnag ZHONG.

Congratulations to the winners!