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Professor Bill Milne 

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Bill Milne was Head of the Electrical Engineering Division in the Engineering Department from 1999 -2014 and is now an Emeritus Professor. He was awarded his PhD and DIC from Imperial College in 1973. In 2003, he was awarded a D.Eng (Honoris Causa) from University of Waterloo, Canada and in 2006 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was awarded the J.J. Thomson medal from the IET in 2008 and the NANOSMAT prize in 2010 for excellence in nanotechnology. His research interests include large area Si and carbon based electronics, graphene, carbon nanotubes and thin film materials. Based on the work on Carbon nanotubes he co-founded Cambridge Nano-Instruments in 2005 with colleagues from the University Engineering Department. This was acquired by Aixtron in 2007. In the early 2000’s he investigated devices for (bio) sensing applications and in 2008 co-founded Cambridge CMOS Sensors with colleagues from the Engineering Departments of Cambridge and Warwick Universities. This was acquired by AMS (Austria) in 2016. In 2017 he co-founded Sorex Sensors Limited with colleagues from Cambridge, Warwick Universities and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is currently a member of the Hong Kong Research Grants Committee and Chairs their Physics Panel.