Professor Bill Milne

Subject Engineering
Fellow type Emeritus
Year started 1977


Bill Milne is Head of Electrical Engineering and Director of CAPE, the Centre for Advanced Photonic and Electronics. His research interests include micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and carbon nanotubes and other 1-D structures for electronic applications. One of his recent achievements has been his contribution to the development of new miniature gas sensors, to be commercially developed by the spin-out company Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd. The devices have a tungsten micro-hotplate embedded in insulating material than can heat appropriate sensing material to react with gas molecules. The hotplate can rise to 600 degrees Celsius within a few milliseconds, with very low power consumption, leading the way forward toward 'ubiquitous sensing', a full profile of the atmospheres we inhabit.

Professor Milne's Fellowship at Churchill College is supported by Toshiba Research Europe Ltd


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