Research Centre for Photonics and Instrumentation
The Centre has an established international reputation in the areas of measurement and instrumentation, sensor development, optical systems and photonics.
The work builds on advanced experimental and theoretical developments to meet increasing industrial needs for advanced sensing and measurement and new developments in photonic devices and systems.
Being an internationally-leading ‘flagship’ Research Centre, recognised for its contribution and impact to these fields and ranging in its scope from basic scientific research to applied research, with an ultimate goal of addressing challenges in science and engineering and environmental processes through innovation in sensing technologies and in photonics systems and devices.
Expertise and capabilities
The Centre is engaged in a breadth of research activity, covering the areas of sensing, photonics and telecommunications and drawing strength from synergies across these areas. It has particular expertise in novel optical fibre-based sensor design, fabrication and implementation, system measurement and control, waveguide and novel optical device modelling, design and modelling of solar cells with nanostructures, instrumentation and signal processing.