Centre for Advanced Sensor Technologies (CAST)

We investigate a wide range of sensors and sensor related topics.

Our projects

Read more about the projects our team is working on and the impact we deliver.



Lowering the cost of LED lighting

Our researchers are part of a consortium looking at solving problems that limit take-up of LED lights, from increasing efficiency to decreasing costs.


Our research community

Our Centre comprises academic staff, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.



Our facilities

We run in-house laboratories equipped with industry-standard instrumentation and design software. We also have access to the David Bullett Nanofabrication Facility, which is dedicated to nanotechnology research.


About us

We are an interdisciplinary research community of academics, researchers and postgraduates, including Honorary Professors and visitors from UK and international institutions. We receive significant external research funding for our projects and collaborate widely with leading national and international research groups. We have strong collaborations with industry at local, national and international levels.

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We welcome graduate students to join us to study for PhDs and have an excellent track record in providing our PhD graduates with the experience and skills needed to begin successful careers in research and industry.