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About NanoPhotonics

 creating new properties of light and matter

Most of the Group 2012

 NanoPhotonics explores how new materials can be created, in which the interaction between light and matter is fundamentally altered to produce  fascinating and useful new effects.

Why we do it

Assembling nano-chunks of matter into sophisticated structures creates nano-materials (or ‘meta-materials’) with emergent properties not found in their constituents, but is a major technological challenge. One of our goals is moving from expensive fabrication of devices to elegant nano-assembly in which materials ‘build themselves’. This convergence of NanoScience/NanoTechnology with Photonics is highly interdisciplinary across all Physical Sciences and beyond, including NanoScience, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Healthcare, Materials as well as Physics.

We are always looking for talented researchers to join our research teams: see Positions

The Cambridge NanoPhotonics Centre was setup in 2007 with the arrival of Professor Jeremy J. Baumberg, and has funding from the UK EPSRC and EU, as well as a number of industrial partners and collaborators. We have recently been funded by the EPSRC for a new Soft NanoPhotonics Collaboration joint with Prof. Ulli Steiner in Biological & Soft Solids, Dr. Oren Scherman in Chemistry, Prof. Malcolm Mackley in Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Stephan Hofmann in Engineering. We are combining soft and photonic materials in unusual ways, making flexible and stretcheable nano-materials  with new properties for both functional and bio-applications.

We also support the new Nano Doctoral Training Centre across the University of Cambridge.

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NanoDTC to exhibit at the Summer Science Exhibition

Jun 20, 2018

NanoDTC to exhibit at the Summer Science Exhibition 2018, Monday 2 July - Sunday 8 July

Jeremy publishes a popular science book

May 25, 2018

The Secret Life of Science: How it Really Works and Why it Matters

Nanophotonics researcher Bart de Nijs awarded prestigious fellowship

Mar 21, 2018

Nanophotonics researcher Bart de Nijs was awarded a prestigious College position: he was elected a Research Fellow at Hughes Hall.

Nanophotonics party in style

Jan 02, 2018

The group celebtrate another year together at Jesus College Cambridge

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