Wyn Meredith

Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC)

Dr Wyn Meredith received a MA (Physics) from Cambridge University and PhD from Heriot Watt University in blue semiconductor laser development in 1997, and has 20 years of industrial experience gained during time at Ferranti, British Telecom Research Labs, Sharp Research labs, IQE plc and as Commercial Director of Glasgow based Compound Semiconductor Technologies.

Wyn is currently Director of the Compound Semiconductor Centre, which was founded in 2015 as a Joint Venture between Cardiff University and IQE Plc with the mission of accelerating commercialisation of Compound Semiconductor Materials and Device Research, and realising a tangible economic return on the UK Public and Private investment in this key area of enabling technology. Based in Cardiff, the Centre is a vital milestone towards developing a World-class Compound Semiconductor cluster in South Wales. Wyn was critically involved in defining its concept, vision and funding mechanisms and he is currently building the team necessary to execute the business plan and promote the development of Europe’s first Compound Semiconductor Technology Cluster in South Wales.

He has led several multi-million collaborative research projects in the area of Compound Semiconductor device development and has secured in excess of £75M of Industrial Collaborative R+D funding bids over the last decade. Wyn is an expert advisor to the UKs Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Cardiff University Department of Physics and Astronomy, The UK National III-V Centre, Sheffield University, and provides executive level advisory services to numerous SMEs in the field of Compound Semiconductor Device technology. He is a member of the UK Photonics Leadership Group and a Non-executive Director of the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.