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 5 July 2016

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


Tuesday 13 September 2016

The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day: register now!


Latest research

Microstructured fibres for lasers and biomedical applications

Commercialising crystal laser technologies...more

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