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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...
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...
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...
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...
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 "...
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,...