Prof Sir David Payne, Director, with portrait of Prof Eric Zepler

The Zepler Institute comprises researchers from the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre, together with the world-class facilities housed in the Zepler Institute Cleanroom Complex.

We have a multidisciplinary approach and work in close collaboration with colleagues based in Electronics and Computer Science, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, the Institute for Life Sciences and National Oceanography Centre.

The Institute Director is Professor Sir David Payne. Acknowledged as one of the world's most referenced and influential researchers, Sir David has received many prestigious awards including a knighthood for services to photonics.

Read Professor Sir David Payne biography.