Optalysys Ltd, the optical processing company, is excited to announce that their PhD studentship with Cambridge University has commenced. The company welcomes Alex Macfaden on board who will be working with Optalysys on technical development.
Alex graduated from the University of Oxford in 2011 with a Masters in Physics. He spent the following year studying for an MRes at University College London as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Systems Development. He has continued on to a PhD in the Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics (CMMPE) group at the University of Cambridge under Professor Timothy Wilkinson.
Alex has also previously worked in the nuclear sector, for Studsvik UK, and in research engineering roles in the oil and gas sector for The Engineering Business and BP. Optalysys looks forward to working with Alex and further nurturing their close ties to the university, where Optalysys technology has its roots.
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Optalysys are developing optical computing technology which will provide a step change in high-speed processing. Optalysys technology uses the natural properties of light through low-power laser beams instead of electricity to perform complex operations such as Big Data analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations. This revolutionary approach offers a significant leap forward in high-end processing whilst reducing power consumption to a fraction of the cost of today’s silicon technology.