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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 stay in contact with all former students and staff from the ORC. If you'd like 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, you can email us at Alternatively, you can follow the link below to visit the University's alumni pages.

Spotlight on ORC Alumni

Joseph Kakande, PhD, 2012; Network Engineer, Meta

"Having the ORC brand on my resume made a real difference in a competitive hiring environment. There’s a very clear join between the knowledge I gained from my Southampton PhD and my job today at Meta."

Yun Wang, MSc Photonic Technologies, 2014

"I chose the ORC at the University of Southampton on the advice of my undergraduate lecturer and the fact the centre has obtained many prominent achievements in the field of photonics."

Alberto Sposito, PhD in Photonics, 2014

"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."

Nikita Daga, PhD in Photonics, 2011

"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."

Angela Carmerlingo, PhD in Photonics, 2001

"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."

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