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

05 February 2016
Universal Declaration of Human Rights preserved to 5D optical memory
28 January 2016
Phase change chalcogenide-based metasurfaces and optical devices

Latest events

Wednesday 4th May 2016

Distinguished Speaker Lecture: The Alchemy of Vacuum - Hybridising Light and Matter

We are pleased to announce that Professor Thomas Ebbesen, Head of the Centre for Frontier Research in Chemistry and the Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Studies (USIAS), will deliver the next lecture in our Distinguished Speaker Series

Latest research

Microstructured fibres for lasers and biomedical applications

Commercialising crystal laser technologies...more

Smart materials