The University of Southampton

The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is one of the world’s leading institutes for photonics research, based in the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics, at the University of Southampton.

We are always looking for remarkable students to join our PhD research team to work on groundbreaking projects.

COVID-19 STATEMENT

We are delighted that in accordance with Government guidance encouraging laboratory-based research to be resumed in a safe manner, the cleanrooms and laser laboratories have now been re-opened for priority research and development work.

This has been carried out following risk assessments and significant changes to operating procedures to ensure safety is maintained on site at all times.  

We are operating with reduced occupancy and added hygiene so that the rules on social distancing and good practice are met.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is our utmost priority, and Government advice continues to be that those who can work from home should continue to do so.

This is good news for our research and enterprise activities that have been impacted by the campus shutdown and means PhD students can continue their studies.

We are enormously grateful to our sponsors and staff for bearing with us in these difficult times. Your generous support ensures our community continues to thrive. Thank you.

Professor Sir David Payne

We have a vibrant community of researchers, led by some of the leading figures in the field of photonics, who have contributed significantly to the remarkable growth of the photonics industry, including the optical telecommunication technology that underpins the internet as well as solutions in medicine, biosciences sensing, security and manufacturing.

In recognition of our world-leading expertise in photonics and fibre optic technology, and the many decades of inspired innovation by the ORC to provide solutions for real-life problems, the University of Southampton’ has been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Being honoured with the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize is recognition of just how important photonics is to the UK and the extensive role the University of Southampton has played in leading photonics research since the 1960s.

Professor Sir David Payne - Director, Optoelectronics Research Centre

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