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.
Seeing around corners in natural light using plenoptic observations Professor James R Leger, University of Minnesota Abstract Several methods have been proposed to solve the problem of “seeing around corners”, where light scatters from a rough surface before it is observed. Although active methods... Read more
New Forms of Microscopy Enabled by Nanostructured Surfaces Prof. Brian T. Cunningham, Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, USA Abstract Since the advent of optical microscopy, a flat glass microscope slide has been the standard surface upon... Read more
Novel Plastic Optical Fiber for UHD era in IoT society “Capillary of Light” Professor Yasuhiro Koike, Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute (KPRI), Japan Abstract Internet traffic continues to grow with the increase of networkconnected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era. This trend... Read more
PicoPhotonics: Extreme Nano-Optics with single molecules and monolayers Professor Jeremy J. Baumberg, FRS, NanoPhotonics Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK Abstract Coupling between coinage metal ‘plasmonic’ nano-components generates strongly red-shifted optical resonances... Read more
Memristive Memories: a journey interlinking biology with nanotechnologies An Inaugural lecture by: Professor Themis Prodromakis, Professor of Nanotechnology at the University of Southampton Abstract In the not so distant future, electronic devices will be everywhere – embedded within our physical... Read more
Call: The Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics Research Stimulus Fund 2018/19 Deadline: 17:00 Monday 1 October 2018 The Zepler Institute Research Stimulus Fund is supported by HEFCE’s Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), awarded to the University to help foster collaborations with... Read more
Metamaterials Fabricated by Fibre Drawing Prof Simon Fleming, University of Sydney Abstract Metamaterials offer extraordinary possibilities, from being able to engineer permittivity and permeability, through to sub-diffraction imaging and invisibility cloaking. However, they sub-wavelength... Read more
Dr Hayaatun Sillem - CEO RAEng - This is Engineering A distinguished speaker lecture Dr Hayaatun Sillem has worked for the Royal Academy of Engineering (RA Eng) since 2006 and held the post of Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Strategy until her appointment as CEO. She previously... Read more
Optical biosensors for water quality monitoring Dr Xiaohong Zhou, Tsinghua University Abstract To meet the severe water pollution status, the facile water quality monitoring technologies are highly demanded. The trace contaminants, such as most heavy metal ions, organic micropollutants, and... Read more
The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day 2018 Thursday 20 September 2018, University of Southampton An astonishing range of innovative ideas emerge when scientists and engineers come together to think about manufacturing The Future Photonics Hub Industry Day aims to unite the UK’s excellent science... Read more
Compact modelling of hysteresis effects in ReRAM devices Prof. Enrique Miranda, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Abstract Resistive switching (RS) of thin oxide layers is called to be the next breakthrough in the field of memory devices and neuromorphic computation. Devices based on this mechanism... Read more
The ORC at CLEO 2018 14-18 May, San Jose, California USA Scientists from the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) will be heading to the world-renowned CLEO Conference 2018 to present their latest research in lasers and electro-optics. The ORC have a total of 36 talks... Read more
International Day of Light 2018 celebrations 16 May 2018, University of Southampton To mark the UNESCO International Day of Light 2018, PhD students from the Optical Photonics Society (OPSoc) will be organising a programme of activities for school students and the public in Southampton. The events... Read more
Lloyd's Register Foundation International Conference 2018 9-10 May, London This two day event will bring together Lloyd's Register Foundation grant holders, members of the public, academia and industry, and is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the work and impact of the Foundation. The... Read more
Capability and current status of wire based directed energy deposition additive manufacture Prof Stewart Williams, Cranfield University Abstract Additive manufacture of metre scale engineering structural parts is currently of great interest to industry. The most realistic processes for these... Read more
Quantum technologies and artificial intelligence for new frontiers in imaging Prof Daniele Faccio, University of Glasgow, UK Tuesday 17 April 2018, 11:30-12:30 Abstract Recent developments in two fields, single photon counting and neural networks, have opened a series of opportunities that are... Read more
The Future Photonics Hub at the Materials Research Exchange 2018 MRE 2018, 12-13 March 2018, London Visit the Future Photonics Hub booth (#57) for innovations in advanced materials and fabrication processes. Members of our Future Photonics Hub team will be joined by partners from the National... Read more
CORNERSTONE at PIC Conference 2018 PIC Conference, 10-11 April 2018, Brussels Visit the CORNERSTONE booth to enter our MPW prize draw CORNERSTONE is a new fabrication capability that can provide competitive prices for both active and passive silicon photonic devices, and is currently free-to-access... Read more
Call: CORNERSTONE MPW Service - sixth call Deadline: Friday 6 April 2018 CORNERSTONE users are invited to submit designs to the sixth call. The platform is 220 nm Si / 2 µm buried oxide (BOX) silicon-on-insulator (SOI). There will be 3 silicon etches of 70 nm (grating couplers), 120 nm (rib... Read more
Levitation Nano-optomechanics Prof Romain Quidant, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Science, and ICREA-Institució Catalana de Rercerca, Estudis Avançats, Barcelona Abstract Optomechanics holds great promises to push the limits of experimental physics, opening new opportunities in ultra-weak force... Read more
SPIE Photonics West 2018 (29 Jan - 1 Feb, San Francisco) Are you going to Photonics West 2018? Find us there Research from Southampton will be presented in numerous talks and posters at this year’s SPIE Photonics West, alongside papers from our partners in the Future Photonics Hub - the National... Read more
Thermal Imaging and Active Thermography Seminar Quantum Design UK and Ireland About this event Quantum Design UK and Ireland invites you to register for our free-to-attend seminar on Thermal Imaging and Active Thermography – organised alongside one of our IR camera partners, Infratec GmbH. This... Read more
Addressable interconnections and switching devices using solitonic waveguides Prof Eugenio Fazio, Sapienza Università di Roma Abstract In the last two decades self-confined beams (spatial solitons) have been proposed as basic interconnections for self-organising integrated photonic circuits. Their... Read more
Entangled Imaging Prof Miles Padgett, University of Glasgow Part of the Zepler Institute Quantum Technologies Lecture Series Abstract Ghost imaging was first demonstratedin the 1990s by Shih and co-workers using entangled photon pairs created by parametric down-conversion to obtain an image using... Read more
Large-area conformable electronic skin Ravinder Dahiya, Director of Electronics Systems and Design Centre, Glasgow Abstract Often applications require electronics to conform to 3D surfaces and this calls for new methods to realise device and circuits on unconventional substrates such as plastics... Read more