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20 April 2021
Pioneering technology developed in the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (ZIPN) has spun out and secured initial funding to unleash the next generation of lateral flow diagnostics.Highfield Diagnostics Ltd (HDx) has developed a patented photonics technology that will provide smart point-of-care testing solutions for many of the most difficult global health challenges, including COVID-19, leishmaniasis, dementia, sepsis, UTIs, AMR, tuberculosis, allergy and asthma.The spinout becomes the latest addition to a "Light Valley" of successful photonics companies in the Southampton area with their roots in the ZIPN's... Read more
14 April 2021
Vision of low cost sensor technology for measuring drug concentrations
A multimillion-pound research programme led by the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics will spearhead the development of new sensors that monitor drugs, speed up cancer detection and measure the impact of climate change.The Mid-Infrared Silicon Photonic Sensors for Healthcare and Environmental Monitoring (MISSION) project, led by Professor Graham Reed, will combine world-leading expertise in photonics, electronics, medical and environmental sensing, and packaging to unleash the full potential of integrated... Read more
16 February 2021
Dr Jacob Mackenzie
Dr Jacob Mackenzie from the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the highly respected Applied Physics B journal.Jacob is an Associate Professor in the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, where he leads the Planar Waveguide and Slab Lasers (PWSL) research group working on novel laser gain-materials and architectures.Applied Physics B is one of the leading international, peer-reviewed journals in the area of experimental and theoretical investigations of lasers and optics.Jacob says: "... Read more
16 February 2021
An exercise ball and screen at 40m taken using a 32x16 pixel sensor
Scientists at the Optoelectronics Research Centre and Pointcloud Inc in San Francisco have developed a compact LiDAR system for machines to accurately see a three-dimensional world in motion.The low-cost solution could pave the way for large volume production of low-cost, compact and high-performance 3D imaging cameras for use in robotics, autonomous navigation systems, the mapping of building sites and healthcare.The latest tests of the prototype, published in the journal Nature, show that it has an accuracy of 3.1 millimetres at... Read more