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7 December 2015

e2vâ€s Trevor Cross awarded Professorship at University of Birmingham

Trevor Cross, Group Chief Technology Officer at e2v, has been awarded the honorary title of Professor from the University of Birminghamâ€s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences for his role in Quantum Technology.

Together, e2v and the University have built a successful academic and industrial consortium which has secured funding for the lead role in the new £80 million Quantum Technology Sensing and Metrology hub. The successful partnership has focused on bringing practical, real life application to the world-class research in Ultra-Cold Atom Sensors and Metrology led by the Universityâ€s Professor of Cold Atom Physics, Kai Bongs. e2v is already playing a major role in two pioneering projects;

  • To produce a gravity imaging camera prototype for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • Freeze-Ray, a next generation laser-cooled cold atom trap funded by Innovate UK

Professor Andy Schofield, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, said, “Weâ€re extremely pleased that Trevor has been appointed to an honorary professorship at the University of Birmingham. It recognises his integral involvement and leadership in Quantum Technology and more widely in shaping policy within the Institute of Physics. I have personally witnessed his effectiveness in presenting both the science and the business case for innovation to the Local Enterprise Partnership, to Government ministers and the wider community. It is an appointment that also supports the widening of our engagement with e2v and I believe that both organisations will benefit from this.”

Trevor Cross, Group Chief Technology Officer at e2v, said, “I am delighted to receive this honorary professorship from the University of Birmingham which recognises the growing importance and future potential of our relationship. Our collaboration offers exciting opportunities to lead innovations in new technology platforms for high performance products that will ultimately improve, save and protect peopleâ€s lives. Advancements in Quantum Technology will come from knowledge within e2v, our customers and increasingly our research partners.”

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Notes to Editors:
About e2v: Bringing life to technology, e2v partners with its customers to improve, save and protect peopleâ€s lives. Delivering innovative technology for high performance systems and equipment, e2v leads developments in communications, automation, discovery, healthcare and the environment.

e2v employs approximately 1750 people worldwide, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices.  e2v has annual sales of GB225M and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.  For more information www.e2v.com