About Us

The Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) is a research centre within the School of Physical Sciences at the Open University. It is a collaboration between the Open University and Teledyne e2v, who provide sponsorship contributing towards PhD studentships and research positions.

The CEI is dedicated to the research and development of advanced technologies for electronic image sensing and provides knowledge exchange between the UK technology industry and academia. The main focus of the CEI's work relates to the development of imaging sensors for space applications, with expertise in X-ray spectroscopy and the study of the effects of radiation damage.

The CEI specialises in:Diagram showing our core competencies: Sensor Development, Instrument research, PhD and professional training, Public outreach, and Exploitation of Research

  • Research into scientific image sensors;
  • PhD student training;
  • Knowledge exchange between industry and university research;
  • Exploiting sensor opportunities in space instrumentation.

The CEI is currently seeking applicants for several PhD studentship positions in electro-optics and semiconductor imaging. For more details please see theĀ vacancies page.

Contact us

Centre for Electronic Imaging
School of Physical Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA, United Kingdom


Please contact us at cei@open.ac.uk with any enquiries.