Peter G.R. Smith is Pro Vice-Chancellor International Projects and 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.
- Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Projects) (Sept 2017-)
- 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 (www.covesion.com). 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)
Optical Quantum Information Processing
Planar Optical Waveguides
Silica on silicon
Peter is a member of Electronics and Computer Science, and has taught a wide range of lecture courses since his appointment in 1997, covering UG, MSc and PhD level courses including Electromagnetism, Modern Optics, Optical Comms, Engineering Design, plus tutorials, projects, UG labs
External roles and responsibilities
- Research group award: Highly Commended (2017)