Prof Andrea Ferrari, CAPE
University of Cambridge
Speaker Biography (Andrea Ferrari)
Andrea Ferrari earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, after a Laurea in nuclear engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is the head of the Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy group at the Department of Engineering and Nanoscience Centre of Cambridge University. He is Professor of Nanotechnology, Royal Society Wofson Research Merit Award Holder, and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. His research interests include nanomaterials growth, modelling, characterization, and devices. In particular, he focuses on graphene, nanotubes, diamond-like carbon, and nanowires for applications in electronics and photonics. He has published over 230 papers and given over 200 invited, keynote, plenary presentations to international conferences.
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Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) is a 60 strong student organisation that designs, build and races solar powered vehicles.
Since their founding in 2007, they have been the UK's number one for solar vehicle development and achieved 2,047km on solar power at the World Solar Challenge in 2015 with their latest vehicle, Evolution.
Their team mission is to inspire as well as innovate. Through exploring new areas of ultra-efficient vehicle technology, they aim to challenge the accepted concept for solar vehicles with their unique design. In addition they provide students at Cambridge University with a learning platform for applied engineering, strategic planning and leadership in the real world.