The Photon Science Institute is a multidisciplinary organisation in which physicists, chemists, engineers and materials scientists share expertise and experimental facilities.
Our research interests are wide ranging and encompass fundamental photon-matter interactions, photovoltaics, photonics, optical and electron spectroscopy and imaging science.
World-leading researchers from a wide variety of fields are present in the Institute, which encourages fruitful discussion and the sharing of ideas.Stephen Church / Former PhD student
Complementing our fundamental research that encompasses topics ranging from advanced functional materials development through to quantum technologies, we also deliver a large programme of applications-led projects.
These support aerospace, healthcare, instrumentation, telecommunications, and areas relating to energy efficient technologies.
Many of these programme are underpinned and supported by our advanced characterisation capability that includes the measurement of ultra-fast electronic and photonic processes in materials, high-resolution and high-throughput laser-mass spectroscopy, and surface characterisation facilities.
Research in the PSI is split into three main groups, with dedicated researchers and respective objectives.
Explore the many partner centres and institutes that we work with at the PSI.
An overview of the facilities available in the Photon Science Institute.