Daping Chu is the Head of the Photonics & Sensors Group and the Chairman of the CAPE Steering Committee.
Daping is a Director of Research and also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Selwyn College, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Chartered Physicist and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. He has a Professorship from Nanjing University in China. He was a member of staff in the Theoretical Physics Group of the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing from 1986 to 1991. Subsequently he moved to England, working as a Research Fellow at Warwick University until 1998, and received his Doctorate in Physics in 1994. Between 1994 and 1995, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Antwerp in collaboration with IMEC at Louven. He joined the Engineering Department of the Cambridge University in 1998 and Cambridge Research Laboratory of Epson in 1999, where he was the Executive Researcher.
His research activity has been in the areas of both theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, semiconductor devices and materials, nanostructures and properties, ferroelectrics non-volatile memory devices, organic electronics and inkjet fabrication process. In addition to other activities in the group, he is currently interested in:
- Future display technologies including full colour high brightness trans-reflective displays and 2D/3D holography
- GHz/THz tunable dielectrics
- Energy saving and radiation control for the built environment
- Metal oxide materials and transparent electronics
- Printable and flexible electronics and inkjet fabrication