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

Director

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 4 May 2016

Distinguished lecture: 'The Alchemy of Light', Prof Thomas Ebbesen (Director, USIAS)

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Thursday 19 May 2016

Nature Photonics... ten years on, Oliver Graydon (Chief Editor, Nature Photonics)

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Latest research

Microstructured fibres for lasers and biomedical applications
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Commercialising crystal laser technologies...more

Smart materials
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