Corin Gawith is a Professorial Fellow Enterprise at the University of Southampton where he holds the Covesion / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair on Nonlinear Optical Materials by Ultra-Precision Machining. He is also Co-Founder and CTO of the Southampton spin-out company Covesion Ltd, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and member of the EPSRC College.
Corin's research projects include:
Royal Academy of Engineering 1718639 Research Chair in Nonlinear Optical Materials by Ultra-Precision Machining
EPSRC EP/W024772/1 Ultra-precision machining of optoelectronics and microsystems (UPROAR)
Innovate UK 1004412 Calcium Ion Frequency Standard (CIFS)
EPSRC EP/T00097X/1 Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Imaging (QuantiC)
Innovate UK 10032211 Upconversion of Single Photons for Environmental Sensing (UP-SENSE)
DSTL PhD CASE Studentship on Upconversion using PPLN waveguides
Innovate UK 50414 QT ASSEMBLE
Innovate UK 600531 / EUROSTARS E114926 Next generation Wavelength Meters for the Mid-Infrared Enabled by Upconversion in Waveguides (NEW-VIEUW)
Innovate UK 10001664 Blue Laser Integration with Networked Quantum-Memories (BLINQ)
Innovate UK 10002790 High Rate of Entangled Photons (HiREP)
Innovate UK 133994 Mid-IR Upconversion Single Photon Detection (MIRUS)
EPSRC & DSTL 1992656 PhD CASE Studentship on Quasi-Phase-Matched Materials for Active Sensing in the Midinfrared Waveband
Innovate UK 133980 Space-certified Nonlinear Optics for Rugged Quantum Lasers (SNORQL)
Innovate UK 104613 PIONEER GRAVITY
Innovate UK 11034 Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Covesion Ltd
EPSRC EP/M013294/1 Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors & Metrology
EPSRC EP/M013243/1 Quantum Technology Hub for Networked Quantum Information Technology (NQIT)
Innovate UK 104163 Polarisation Entangled Photon Emitter (PEPE)
British Council & Newton Fund DTC16033 Dengue Tech Challenge
EPSRC & Covesion 1992620 PhD CASE Studentship on Development of High-Performance Nonlinear Optical Materials
Innovate UK 102668 Quantum Waveguides for Indistinguishable Single Photon Sources (QWISPS-2)
Innovate UK 9534 Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Covesion Ltd
EPSRC EP/J008052/1 Integrated Photonic Materials and Devices
Innovate UK 8758 Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Covesion Ltd
European Commission 244068 FET Coherently Enhanced Raman One-Beam Stand-off Spectroscopic Tracing of Airborne Pollutants (CROSS-TRAP)
Innovate UK AF014L Compact Frequency Converters – From RGB to Emission Effusiometry (CFC-FREE)
Innovate UK 130570 Tuning Out the Matrix – High Energy Lasers for Biomedical Imaging
EPSRC EP/I003835/1 Multi-wavelength tunable lasers for gas spectroscopy
Innovate UK K2515A High Energy Laser Projection Systems (HELPS)
European Commission 511406 Ultrafast Technology for Multicolour Compact High-Power Fiber Systems (URANUS)
EPSRC GR/S50700/01 Zinc Waveguide Enhanced Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate (ZEPPLiN)
Current PhD Students
External roles and responsibilities
Corin's research focuses on the development of manufacturing processes for nonlinear optical materials used in wavelength conversion, a photonics technology used to change the wavelength of lasers to enable new applications in quantum technologies, defence, sensing, and laser displays. His work is primarily based on academic-industrial collaborations with funding support from Innovate UK, the Royal Academy of Engineering, EPSRC, DSTL, the European Commission, the British Council, the Newton Fund, and direct industrial contracts.
Corin collaborates on some of the UK's largest quantum technology projects, including Innovate UK quantum technology flagship projects QT Assemble (2020-2024), Pioneer Gravity (2018-2021) and Cold Atom Space Payload (CASPA) (2017-2019) and the EPSRC Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Enhanced Imaging (2019-2024), the EPSRC Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors & Metrology (2014-2019), and the EPSRC Quantum Technology Hub for Networked Quantum Information Technology (2014-2019).
In 2018, Corin was awarded the 10-year Covesion / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Nonlinear Optical Materials by Ultra-Precision Machining.
In 2008, he Co-Founded the University of Southampton spin-out company Covesion Ltd to commercialise his research on Magnesium-doped Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate (MgO:PPLN). He was seconded to Covesion from 2009-2014, establishing the company from start up to profitable business. In his ongoing role as CTO, Corin coordinates an academic-industrial research team developing new technologies and products, often supported by funding from Innovate UK.
In 2003, Corin Co-Founded the Southampton spin-out company, Stratophase Ltd (2003-2018) to develop systems for biochemical sensing.