Mr Piers Andrew,
Nokia Research Center
Speaker Biography (Piers Andrew)
Piers Andrew joined Nokia Research Center (NRC) in 2007 and since Jan 2008 has led the Nanodevices team, part of the research collaboration between NRC and the University of Cambridge. During this period he has been researching both plasmonics and terahertz technology to assess their impact in sensing, signal processing and communications applications. Before joining NRC, Piers was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Nanoscience Centre at the University of Cambridge and previously at the School of Physics of the University of Exeter, where his interests ranged from studies of emission and propagation of light in microstructured materials, the control of radiative and non-radiative energy transfer between dye molecules, and the operation of distributed feedback lasers. More recently, he has extended his interests to include materials science, studying the phase separation and self-assembly of functional polymeric materials for metameterial applications. Piers holds B.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Physics from the University of Exeter.