Events archive

Previous events, lectures and seminars

Here you will find details of past Zepler Institute events. You may also like to explore the University’s other upcoming events relating to electronics and photonics listed to the right of this page.
Photonics and Electronics Fabrication 15 June 2017, Garden Court, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus An Impactech event, in association with NMI, the Champion for the UK Electronic Systems & Technology Industry The Impactech team would like to invite you to attend 'Photonics and... Read more
“X-ray lasers” on a tabletop: New science and new opportunities for technology Prof Henry C. Kapteyn, University of Colorado at Boulder Zepler Institute Distinguished Speaker Lecture Abstract The ability to generate coherent laser-like beams of ultrashort-pulse x-rays using the process of high-... Read more
Silicon Photonics – Emerging Devices and Applications Prof Hon Ki Tsang, Dept. of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, *Currently Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge Abstract Silicon photonics has emerged since the start of this century to become one of the... Read more
Photonic Systems, Circuits and Sensors Group Showcase Find out about the research and facilities in the Zepler Institute's Photonic Systems, Circuits and Sensors Group About the event The Photonic Systems, Circuits and Sensors Group (PSCS), led by Prof Graham Reed, invite you to an afternoon... Read more
Quantum Technologies using Light and Matter Professor Ian Walmsley FRS, University of Oxford Abstract Quantum mechanics provide a new paradigm for engineering design, promising new functionality for sensors, communications, simulation and computation based on the properties of superposition and... Read more
Low-power consumption integrated photonics for datacom applications Di Liang, Research Scientist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Labs Abstract Large-scale computer installations are now severely limited by network bandwidth constraints and energy costs arising from architectural designs originally... Read more
Plasmon-based nanophotonics: Challenges and perspectives Professor Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, SDU Nano Optics, University of Southern Denmark Abstract The field of plasmonics deals with diverse effects and phenomena brought about by electromagnetic excitations, in which free electron oscillations in... Read more
Call: The Future Photonics Hub Innovation Fund 2016 First call for research proposals (September 2016) The EPSRC-funded Future Photonics Hub has available a “Innovation fund” to enable the inclusion of academic partners who bring additional value to the programme. Initial engagement will be via... Read more
The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day Advancing the manufacturing of next-generation light technologies This event has taken place. Thank you to those of you that were able to attend. If you did not make it on the day, a selection of the presentations are available to download from the links at the... Read more
The Zepler Institute Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series presents: Arbitrary self-configuring optics – a new opportunity for silicon photonics Professor David A. B. Miller, Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University Abstract Silicon photonics technology allows the construction of highly complex... Read more
What we expect from high refractive index materials Professor Boris Luk`yanchuk, Data Storage Institute, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 138634 Singapore Abstract During light scattering in structures with high refractive index one can produce strong optically-induced electric... Read more
Innovative Future Sensors: technical meeting in partnership with Jemi (the Joint Equipment and Materials Initiative) and Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group Annual Conference Innovative Future Sensors: Jemi joint technical meeting, Thursday 30 June 2016, 09:55-17:00 We are pleased to announce... Read more
The Zepler Institute presents: New Material Platforms & Metasurface Designs for Plasmonics and Quantum Photonics Professor Vladimir M. Shalaev, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University Abstract We outline the recent progress in the... Read more
Recent advances in metamaterials and metasurfaces from Down Under Professor Yuri Kivshar, Nonlinear Physics Center, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Abstract Rapid progress in the fields of plasmonics and metamaterials is driven by their ability to enhance near-field effects with... Read more
Spectra-Physics 'Lunch and Learn' seminar Very Short Pulse Lasers and their Applications Spectra-Physics is a proven volume supplier of industrial lasers. On Wednesday 20 April 2016, members of the their team will be visiting the University to present a seminar entitled 'Very Short Pulse Lasers and... Read more
Building a Better Biosensor An informal workshop, strengthening links between research groups Outline The interaction of photons or electrons with biological matter can be harnessed to biosensing, whereas the second kind of interaction holds a promise to better biosensing, thanks to the direct... Read more
Nature Photonics… ten years on Oliver Graydon, Chief Editor, Nature Photonics Abstract In January 2017, Nature Photonics will celebrate its 10th anniversary. This talk will discuss how the journal and publishing landscape has evolved over the past decade since launch and various new initiatives... Read more
Physik Instrumente - universities roadshow Visit the Physik Instrumente team on their stand Physik Instrumente is a leading provider of precision motion and positioning systems. On Tuesday 15 March 2016, members of the Physik Instrumente sales team will be on hand to answer your questions and... Read more
The Zepler Institute Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series presents: The Alchemy of Vacuum Hybridising Light and Matter Prof Thomas W. Ebbesen, USIAS, University of Strasbourg, France Abstract Strong coupling of light and matter can give rise to a multitude of exciting physical effects through the... Read more
Microfluidic Single Cell Analytics Dr Jonathan West MRSC, Institute for Life Science Research Fellow, University of Southampton Abstract As microfluidic dimensions approach the length scale of a single cell, flow becomes laminar and manipulations become deterministic to enable exquisite spatial and... Read more
Vision Engineering roadshow Vision Engineering is an award-winning UK manufacturer of a range of patented optical inspection and measurement systems. On Tuesday 6th October, representatives from the company will be holding a free display and demonstration of their latest products including 3D... Read more
The Zepler Institute Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series presents: Optoelectronics: Is there anything it cannot do; Can Opto-Electronics Provide the Motive Power for Future Vehicles? Professor Eli Yablonovitch, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept., University of California, Berkeley... Read more
Binary Oscillator Computing Dr Stephen Lynch FIMA, Manchester Metropolitan University Abstract The talk will focus on mathematical models of neurons, binary oscillator threshold logic and two of five possible avenues of research. Binary oscillator technology can be applied to the design of... Read more
Metamaterials Grand Day: Special Lectures We are privileged to announce a series of lectures by three guest speakers on Friday 4th September 2015. All staff and students are invited to join us for the occasion which will finish with an afternoon tea. Speakers Professor Richard Ziolkowski,... Read more
Photonics Day The Quantum Opportunity Photonics Day is an annual multidisciplinary event which brings together colleagues across the Zepler Institute and wider University to review the latest research, network and to discuss possible future collaborations. This year, in light of the government's... Read more