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EPSRC Chief Executive tours Mountbatten Building

Published: 6 June 2008

Professor David Delpy, Chief Executive of the EPSRC, visited ECS to see progress on the new Mountbatten Building which is due for completion next month.

Professor Delpy was leading an EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) delegation to the University, to discuss areas of strategic importance for the future of the UK’s science and technology research.

As part of his visit he was able to tour the Mountbatten Building, a £55 million interdisciplinary clean room complex, which provides a purpose-built facility for the University’s research in nanoelectronics and photonics. The facilities in the Mountbatten Building and the research to be carried out there is central to key strategic areas of EPSRC funding programmes.

Professor Delpy was accompanied on his tour of the new Building by Professor Peter Ashburn (pictured right), Head of the Nano Group in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, and Professor David Payne, Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre.

The Mountbatten Building will contain research labs and facilities for the School of Electronics and Computer Science and the Optoelectronics Research Centre. It is due for completion on 15 July, but fitting-out of the building for research is likely to take another six months.

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