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Professor Peter G.R. Smith

Professor Peter G.R. Smith

Professor in Electronics & Comp Science

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Address: B53, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ


Peter G.R. Smith is a Professor in Electronics and Computer Science / Optoelectronics Research Centre.

Contact phone : 02380 592809 


He holds an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship in Quantum Technologies. Following study in Physics at St John's College, Oxford he worked in the City of London before joining the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton. He is an active researcher in Optical waveguides and optical fabrication, with particular interests in Quantum Technology, planar Bragg gratings and nonlinear optical materials. Recent work in the area of waveguide quantum optics has led to papers in Science and Nature Comms. The joint work with University of Oxford, and NIST, has been featured in Scientific American, Wired, New Scientist, etc.

Career History

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Projects) (Sept 2017-Oct 2022)
  • Interim CEO and Pro Vice-Chancellor Malaysia Campus (Sept 2017-2018 )
  • Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor International (Mar 2015-Sept 2017)  
  • Associate Dean of Enterprise and International for the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering (August 2010-July 2014)
  • Professor of Optoelectronics (since 2004), previously Reader (2000), Lecturer (1997) and Research Fellow (1994) with Academic Teaching Appointment in Electronics and Computer Science

He was a founder of Stratophase Ltd and is currently a Director of Covesion Ltd ( He was a Director of ECS Partners from 2011 to 2015

Scientifically he has 203 publications (from Web of Science), 16 licensed patents, h-index of 28, and > £100m (total as PI and Co-I), £11m of research grants (as PI or equivalent)

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