Collaboration Opportunities

Explore some of the current research taking place in the Centre and consider working with two of the world's top 100 universities.

 If you would like to discuss collaborating with us contact one of our academics or email

Liquid Crystal

Our pioneering researchers are looking to industry to invest in emerging technology that will change the course of the future.

Here are a number of current collaboration opportunities that may be of potential interest to help your company achieve your research and technological development strategy, downloadable as PDFs:

Digital burst mode receivers for IM-DD optical communication systems - faster broadband for a better internet experience (Dr Benn Thomsen)

Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Liquid Crystal Devices - Novel micro-optical components (Prof Tim Wilkinson)

Integrated THz Photonics Systems - a compact, cost effective solution to allow high data rate wireless communication and molecular sensing (Prof Cyril Renaud)

Generic photonic foundry development (Prof Richard Penty)

III-V/Si quantum-dot materials and devices for Si photonics - III-V quantum-dot lasers grown on silicon substrate to solve the issue of Si’s incompatibility with III-V semiconductor materials and devices (Prof Huiyun Liu)

Carbon Nanotubes for Electron and X-ray Sources - Electron sources for displays, lighting, and x-ray applications (Prof Bill Milne)

Next generation liquid crystal display and laser devices - Simultaneous multi-wavelength liquid crystal laser devices (Prof Harry Coles)

Shedding light on the brain oxygen and metabolic regulation - Patient brain tissue well being monitoring for enhancing clinical prognosis and care (Dr Ilias Tachtsidis)

Development of board-level optical interconnects based on the use of multimode polymer waveguides (Prof Ian White)

Photonic metamaterials: from zero-index silicon based photonic crystals to nonlinear plasmonic nanostructures - Photonic materials and devices with new functionalities (Prof Nicolae Panoiu)

Integration of photonics and electronics for optical communication systems and 3D displays - Spatial light modulation for data distribution and energy saving (Prof Daping Chu)

Terahertz near-field microscopy for sub-wavelength resolution imaging - enabling technology for research and exploitation of the Terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum (Dr Oleg Mitrofanov)

Low Power Photonic Computer Networks - Providing increased information technology performance with lower energy (Dr Phillip Watts)

Silicon-based light emission technologies based on Si nanoclusters - Huge increases in data transfer rates by integrating photonics and electronics all in silicon (Prof Tony Kenyon)