Horizon2020 MSCA ITN CELTA

Tuesday 05 Jul 16


Tom Keinicke Johansen
Associate Professor
DTU Space
+45 45 25 37 70

ITN CELTA is a European Integrated Research Training Network on Convergence of Electronics and Photonics Technologies for Enabling Terahertz Applications.

The goal of the ITN CELTA is to develop technologies and complete sub-systems for sensing, instrumentation, imaging, spectroscopy, and communications utilising the terahertz spectrum.

CELTA will provide PhD degrees to a group of 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs), educating them with a set of interdisciplinary skills covering photonics, electronics and signal processing that will allow them to create advanced terahertz systems with emphasis on making them available for commercial applications.

CELTA is coordinated by Professor Idelfonso Tafur Monroy from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The 11 beneficiaries in CELTA are leading European research groups in the area of terahertz photonics, terahertz electronics, algorithms and signal processing, and sub-terahertz communications with a strong track record of collaboration dating back more than 25 years. CELTA is supported and complemented by 14 partner organisations from industry, including 4 spin-offs from the CELTA consortium.

CELTA contributes to the European Research Area (ERA) by helping to overcome the gap between the fragmented efforts in Europe on terahertz electronics and photonics by introducing the strategy of converged electronics and photonics co-design in its research programme. CELTA makes a special effort on establishing a common engineering language in its training programme across the electronics, photonics and applications disciplines. We believe this common engineering language and converged co-design is mandatory to make the next logical step towards efficient and innovative solutions that can reach the market.

To push forward its strategy, CELTA will integrate multidisciplinary scientific expertise, complementary skills and experience working in academia and industry, to enable ESRs to work in interdisciplinary teams so that each ESR may integrate his or her activities into one or more of the three demonstrators that will be realised by the end of the project: a terahertz vector network analyzer, an imager, and a beam-steering system.

CELTA is embedded in and contributes to key research, innovation and education areas at DTU Fotonik and DTU Elektro.

Detailed information on the CELTA consortium, its research programme and open ESR positions can be found at our website: www.celta-itn.eu

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