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The Zepler Institute (ZI) is a research-intensive School within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. It consists of one of Europe's premier cleanroom facilities housing a unique range of photonics and fabrication capabilities, while also being home to the world-leading Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC).

  • 11 January 2022

    Airguide Photonics announces research projects...

    The multimillion-pound Airguide Photonics programme, led within the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute, is funding five ambitious research projects that will help unleash the next generation of hollow-core fibre technology.

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  • 11 January 2022

    Important recognition for the Zepler Institute...

    Dr Ke Li from the Zepler Institute has won the Gold Award and two UoS PhD from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) students have managed to reach Top 10.

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  • 11 January 2022

    The Optoelectronics Research Centre leads again...

    The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), one of the world's leading institutes, can now claim to have the highest number of Optica (formerly OSA) Fellows of all UK Universities.

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    We are delighted that in accordance with Government guidance encouraging laboratory-based research to be resumed in a safe manner, the clean rooms and laser laboratories are open for priority research and development work.

    Risk assessments and significant changes to operating procedures have been conducted to ensure safety is maintained at all times.  

    We are operating with reduced occupancy and added hygiene so that the rules on social distancing and good practice are met.

    The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is our utmost priority, and Government advice continues to be that those who can work from home should continue to do so.

    This is good news for our research and enterprise activities and means PhD students can continue their studies.

    We are enormously grateful to our sponsors and staff for bearing with us in these difficult times. Your generous support ensures our community continues to thrive.

    Thank you.

    Professor Sir David Payne

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