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University Nominations at National KTP Awards

The University of Bath has been nominated for several categories at the 2015 national KTP Awards Ceremony.

Professor Jonathan Knight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dr William Wadsworth, along with former KTP Fellow Dr James Stone, all from the Department of Physics, have been nominated for both the Best Partnership Award and Engineering Excellence Award.

This is for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Fianium, a fibre laser company focused on the manufacture and development of ultrafast, high power laser systems. Typical applications of the lasers include medical therapy and ultrafast material processing.

John Clowes, Vice President of Business Development at Fianium, says: “The University of Bath has been fundamental to helping Fianium’s strategy of further developing the spectral coverage and long-term operation of supercontinuum products”.

Professor Jonathan Knight says: “Our link with Fianium, which developed through the KTP scheme, is vital to our research programme in this area. They inform our research focus while providing a means for our results to be exploited”.

Winner of the Best UK Partnership will receive a £10,000 award and a trophy.

A KTP Associate from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has also been nominated by Innovate UK for a national Business Leader of the Future award.

Kashif Siddiq, a KTP Associate working at Navtech Radar, has been nominated for the award category which is for Associates who are able to demonstrate outstanding leadership skills, above and beyond the normal expectations of a KTP Associate.

Kashif has been working with Navtech Radar, a world leading designer and manufacturer of commercially deployed radar detection solutions, to develop a ‘long-range’ radar sensor for the multi-award winning company.

The University has a long history with Navtech Radar, having won the ‘Best KTP Building on EPSRC-Funded Research Award’ at the national KTP awards in 2010.

KTP Associate Kashif Siddiq, says: “The KTP project will have a profound impact on my career. I am seeing myself as a project leader in the near future”.

The category winners will be selected by an Innovate UK panel for the prestigious national awards ceremony which will be taking place in London on 10 November.

Further information on the awards.

Interview with KTP Associate Kashif Siddiq

Navtech Radar

Left to right: Rick Poulton, Navtech Radar, with Kashif Siddiq, and also from Navtech Radar Philip Avery.   
For further information on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please contact:

Juliet Mather
KTP Recruitment and Administration Officer