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ORC graduates and staff stand outside the Mountbatten Building and Cleanroom Complex

As an alumnus of the ORC you are a one of over 600 people to have passed through our doors. Whether you were studying for a PhD, working as a member of our research or technical staff, one of our vital administrative staff, or maybe one of our many visiting researchers, you are a highly-valued member of our community. The strength of this community is reflected by the long history of discovery and innovation we have as a result of the collaborative work of our research groups. We are proud of our family atmosphere and ensure that we find time to celebrate each others achievements and get to know one another.

Keep in touch

We'd like to maintain contact with all our former students and staff from the ORC. If you want to get in touch to let us know where you’re working or studying, or just to say hello and find out what we’re up to, then you can email us at Alternatively, you can follow the link below to visit the University's alumni pages.

I would thoroughly recommend the University of Southampton as an excellent place to study. You have access to first class facilities and it is also great for student life with a thriving social scene.
Angela Camerlingo
It was my prospective PhD supervisor at UNSW who encouraged me to take up the offer at Southampton due to its unparalleled reputation in the field. The environment and culture at the ORC was better than I could ever have hoped.
Nikita Daga
During my time at the ORC, I found a stimulating environment and the Optical Society was active and welcoming. I became student representative in my first year and secretary of the Society in my second year.
Alberto Sposito
The ORC is well known in the field as being at the forefront of research in optical fibres. Being able to study and work somewhere with such a wide range of technologies and equipment was a huge advantage in broadening my knowledge of photonics.
Andy Webb
“Yun Wang had always considered photonics as one of her hobbies. When she decided to explore the subject further, she chose an MSc in Photonic Technologies at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC).
Yun Wang
My interests lay in design and optimisation of multimode Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifiers for mode-division multiplexed transmissions. Strong support from the ORC’s fabrication and characterisation teams has allowed my fibre designs to be realised in-house.
Qiongyue Kang
My time at the ORC taught me how to be a successful scientific researcher and I received opportunities to get my work published in some highly respected scientific journals.
Mohammed Al Ahbabi, Director General of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency
The ethos and culture at Southampton of research excellence was useful for focusing my mind on high standards, which became important when starting Nature Photonics and striving to publish the best research in the world.
Oliver Graydon

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