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09 June 2021
Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis winner Professor Sir David Payne
One of the world's leading experts in optical fibre technology from the University of Southampton is the eighth recipient of the Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis awarded by the German foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung.A jury of renowned international experts and industry leaders has recognised Professor Sir David Payne's work on the erbium-doped fibre amplifier (EDFA), high power fibre lasers, and his pioneering research in fibre optics technology. Originally due in 2020, the award ceremony has been rescheduled to take place on... Read more
14 May 2021
The new optical sensing technique will lead to safer and more reliable flight.
Optical sensing techniques will measure helicopter gearbox health in real-time in a new Royal Society Industry Fellowship at the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics.The prestigious fellowship, led by Dr Christopher Holmes in partnership with GE Aviation, will build understanding of potentially-fatal mechanical failures and feed the information into machine learning models.The University of Southampton's Zepler Institute is home to the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), one of the world's leading... Read more
06 May 2021
Shaping communications of the future in fibre optics and silicon photonics
Ground-breaking advances in fibre optics and silicon photonics at the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (ZIPN) have been identified by Ofcom as shaping communications of the future.The communications regulator's Technology Futures report spotlights key innovative and emerging technologies, before evaluating their potential to create a bright future for the UK's communications industry.Within its exploration of fixed and optical technologies, the report highlights research within the University of Southampton... Read more
29 April 2021
Research partners from the University of Southampton, M Squared and AstraZeneca will advance imaging technologies that improve drug and medicine discovery in a new multi-million pound collaboration.The Prosperity Partnership, which includes world-leading laser expertise from the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (ZIPN), is set to place Southampton at the heart of innovative drug development.The collaboration is one of nine Prosperity Partnerships announced by Science Minister Amanda Solloway to be funded by a total £75 million investment from business, academia and UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI)... Read more