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10 June 2020
Scientists at the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics are developing a rapid bedside test for diagnosing neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (nRDS) in premature babies.The photonic platform combines the complementary capabilities of fingerprint Mid-IR and Raman spectroscopies to create a compact, versatile and easily operable device that could underpin a range of next-generation biomedical diagnostic applications.Researchers are investigating whether biomarkers from COVID-19 could also be identified using the...
03 June 2020
Wanvisa Talataisong, final-year PhD student researching the fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres, talks to us about her experience of doing her PhD studies from home during lockdown.How has the university closure affected your PhD studies so far?I'm quite lucky because as a final-year student, I already have enough results to write up my thesis, so the closure doesn't affect me too much. Also, the University has extended all the PhD deadlines by three months, which is helpful. One problem is that before the labs...
26 March 2020
Ground-breaking research into hollow-core fibres and optical amplifiers at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) has been highlighted in three postdeadline papers at the world's leading conference for optical communications.Scientists from the research centre, part of the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics, presented findings to industry and academic leaders at this month's Optical Fibre Conference (OFC) 2020 in San Diego.ORC researchers are driving an international collaboration...
26 March 2020
To tackle COVID-19 the UK government is imposing restrictions on our daily activities for the foreseeable future. As individuals, and as a community, we have a shared responsibility to follow the latest public advice as strictly as possible to tackle the spread of COVID-19.At a time of global crisis, the Zepler Institute of Photonics and Nanoelectronics is rising to the challenge. We are now working from home and our laboratories and clean room complex are closed.It is not business as usual but our business does not stop.We have...
06 March 2020
Researchers from the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics have preserved a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on a '5D Memory Crystal' to mark 42 years of the iconic novel.Curators of the British Library will be presented the crystal at a 42nd Anniversary event in London on Sunday.The 5D technology, which was developed by a research team led by Professor Peter Kazansky, uses a short-pulse laser to write high density planes at various inclinations on a silica-based object.The material was recognised by the...
21 February 2019
Southampton's MINDS CDT is recruiting now for students to commence their PhDs in September 2019
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• MINDS CDT
• Electronic Materials and Devices Group
• Prof Themis Prodromakis profile
The University of Southampton will be at the forefront of developing the next generation of experts and leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI) thanks to a £100M investment from UK Research and...