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Zepler Institute

We're a research-intensive school based within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Our inventions help to navigate aircraft, cut steel, manufacture life-saving medical devices and power the Internet.

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).

Zepler Institute research groups
  • 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



Zepler Institute, Building 46, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time

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