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Professor Graham Reed

Head of School

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Address: B53, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo 
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title 
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Graham Reed, FREng, FIET, FSPIE, FOSA, FEOS, CEng, is Professor of Silicon Photonics and Deputy Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, UK.  He graduated in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with first class honours in 1983, and with a PhD in Integrated Photonics in 1987. In April 2012, he and his group joined Southampton from the University of Surrey, where he was Professor of Optoelectronics, and was Head of the Department of Electronic Engineering from 2006 to 2012.

Reed is a pioneer in the field of Silicon Photonics, and acknowledged as the individual who initiated the research field in the UK.  He established the Silicon Photonics Research Group at the University of Surrey in 1989. The Group is now approximately 50 people, and have provided a series of world leading results since its inception, and are particularly well known for their work on silicon optical modulators. For example, the Group produced the first published design of an optical modulator with a bandwidth exceeding 1 GHz, proposed the pre-emphasis method of driving silicon modulators, and were the first to publish the design of a depletion mode optical modulator, which is now a technology standard device. In 2011 the team were responsible for the first all-silicon optical modulator operating at 40Gb/s with a high extinction ratio (10dB), as well as a second modulator design (also operating at 40Gb/s) that operates close to polarization independence.  They also reported the first device operating at 50Gb/s. Recently they have been pioneering Mid Infra-Red Silicon Photonics, mid-index photonics platforms, programmable photonics, and computing applications of silicon photonics.

He has been a consultant to numerous companies in the field of Silicon Photonics, including Intel (USA), Bookham Technology (UK), Kotura (USA), Rockley Photonics (UK/USA), Optic2Connect (Singapore), and CompoundTek (Singapore).

Reed is a regular invited and contributing author to the major Silicon Photonics conferences around the world.  He has served on numerous international conference committees, and has also chaired many others. He is currently a member of 6 international conference committees, including being co-chair of the entire “OPTO” group of 35 conferences at SPIE Photonics West.  He has published over 550 papers in the field of Silicon Photonics, including almost 150 invited/keynote/plenary talks. In 2013 he was the recipient of the IET Crompton Medal for Achievement in Energy, for his work on Silicon Photonics, and in 2014 he was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award.  In 2017 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, in 2019 he was awarded an industry prize (PIC award) for his contribution to the Silicon Photonics field, and in 2020 he was elected as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the European Optical Society (EOS).  He was a Board member of the European Optical Society (EOS)  2014 - 2018, and is currently a member of the Board of the MIT Microphotonics Centre, and a visiting Professor at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

He currently leads the £6.2M “Silicon Photonics for Future Systems” programme, a UK research programme funded by the EPSRC, as well as the £1.5M CORNERSTONE 2 project (also EPSRC funded), a £1.5M EPSRC Platform grant, a £4.9M EPSRC Prosperity Partnership project, and is part of the leadership team  of the National Hub in High Value Photonics Manufacturing (£10M).  In addition he leads several smaller industry and government contracts from the UK, Europe and internationally.

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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