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Dr Alan Colli

Principal Engineer at Emberion Ltd

Dr Alan Colli is a Principal Engineer at Emberion Ltd, Cambridge, a company spun off from Nokia to accelerate the development and commercialization of graphene photodetectors. He actively collaborates with the Cambridge Graphene Centre at the Department of Engineering and, more broadly, with several partners in the European Graphene Flagship project (specifically, the Optoelectronics and Wafer-scale Integration work packages). Dr Colli studied at the University of Trieste (Italy) where he graduated in Physics. He undertook his postgraduate studies at Cambridge in the Department of Engineering and was awarded a PhD in October 2008. He was presented the Young Scientist Award of the European Materials Research Society in 2006 and has numerous publications in refereed international journals. In 2009, Alan and co-workers won the Nokia Innovation and Excellent Award in the research and development category. Dr Colli has extensive experience in technology transfer and intellectual property generation, having filed tens of different patent applications. Over the years, his work touched on a number of multidisciplinary topics, from nanostructures and electronic devices, to machine learning and biosensors.