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

Thursday 30 June 2016

Innovative Future Sensors: joint technical workshop with JEMI


Wednesday 5 July 2016

Distinguished Speaker Lecture: Arbitrary self-configuring optics – a new opportunity for silicon photonics. Prof David Miller, Stanford University


Latest research

Microstructured fibres for lasers and biomedical applications

Commercialising crystal laser technologies...more

Smart materials