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 4 May 2016

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


Thursday 19 May 2016

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


Latest research

Microstructured fibres for lasers and biomedical applications

Commercialising crystal laser technologies...more

Smart materials