A multidisciplinary research centre for electronics, optics, nano and quantum technologies. Home to the UK's best set of nanoelectronics and photonics fabrication capabilities.

“ We explore the boundaries of knowledge to discover world-changing inventions that can create wealth and boost the UK economy ”

Professor Sir David Payne


Latest news

22 March 2016
Five ways nanotechnology is securing your future
17 March 2016
Nanotechnology and photonics research inspires the public

Latest events

Wednesday 25 May 2016

What we expect from high refractive index materials, Prof Boris Luk`yanchuk, Data Storage Institute, A*STAR, Singapore


Wednesday 6 June 2016

New material platforms & metasurface designs for plasmonics and quantum photonics, Prof Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University


Latest research

Microstructured fibres for lasers and biomedical applications

Commercialising crystal laser technologies...more

Smart materials