The Zepler Institute brings together researchers in photonics with collaborators in electronics and computer science, life sciences, engineering and medicine. We host one of Europe's best cleanroom facilities, housing a unique range of photonics and fabrication capabilities in over 100 laboratories. We are also home to the world-leading Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC).

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  • Over 350


    Our school has attracted a research community representing 33 nationalities

  • 11

    companies founded

    Our entrepreneurial researchers have generated revenue in excess of £100 million and created over 500 jobs

  • 15

    patents per year

    Our work generates an average of 15 patents every year

We explore the boundaries of knowledge to discover world-changing inventions that can create wealth and boost the UK economy.
Professor of Photonics



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