IEEE Photonics Live Chat with Prof Uttamchandani

IEEE Photonics Live Chat with Prof Uttamchandani

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TSB Briefing event on 4 Aug in Glasgow, Quantum Technologies calls


TSB Briefing event on 4 Aug in Glasgow, Quantum Technologies calls

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Biophotonics: Tools and Techniques Meeting, Dundee 11th September


A one day meeting: University of Dundee, 11th September 2014 Co-sponsored by SU2P

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The academic Partners in SU2P are:

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Glasgow University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Stanford University
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Strathclyde

Other Partners include:

  • LINC Scotland

Links to all partner institutions and group pages are here.


Latest Announcements

SU2P Energy and Environment WORKSHOP
In Partnership with CENSIS
Photonic Sensing the Environment
Venue: Collins Building, CL205 (Previously Court Senate Suite),
Richmond Street, University of Strathclyde
Date: 1st October 2014


Taking the format of short, high-impact talks and networking opportunities this workshop – at which delegates are encouraged to present - aims to identify opportunities for research and development that could be addressed by collaborations between SU2P, CENSIS, partners and others. The workshop will cover applications, systems and devices – including IR sources and detectors. Coffee and lunch breaks will be scheduled with ample time to allow networking and follow-up of topics introduced in the presentation sessions.

SULSA 2014 Research Symposium in partnership with SU2P
Optical Imaging of Cells: from single molecules to organelles.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

In this symposium, held in partnership with SU2P,  SULSA wish to draw on the world class imaging that Scotland has to offer plus the underpinning novel biophotonics technologies that are being developed here in Scotland and across the world.

Note early bird registration closes at the end of July.

More information here.

Register here.


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The most recent call for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is now open with a closing date of 11th September. This is open to experienced researchers (basically they must hold a PhD).
The Global Fellowships is an opportunity for fellowships at Stanford (and Caltech).
Please contact and, of course, your university’s European office.
More details at:


Apply for an SU2P Staff Exchange to Stanford

Apply for an SU2P Pilot Project

There are open calls for both SU2P Staff Exchanges and Pilot Projects. Check out the opportunities:

Staff Exchanges

Pilot Projects


SU2P wins ERDF funding to support Scottish SMEs




The Universities of Strathclyde, St Andrews, Heriot-Watt and Glasgow, together with Stanford University and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), are collaborating with local industry to build enduring relationships which form the basis of a network which helps to sustain the economic impact of photonics in both the UK and California.

Watch our short video on SU2P

The project, SU2P, capitalises on leading research in the photonics sector, in fields including life sciences and renewable energy, and the commercial opportunities the research offers.

It also bolsters existing links between universities and businesses in Scotland and the US.

The programme between the six institutions focuses on challenges in:

and includes research areas:


  • Quantum Technologies and Applications
  • Biophotonics, including stem cell imaging and neuroscience photonics
  • Solar cell devices and characterisation
  • Integrated photonics
  • Photonics sensors, including atom and quantum optic sensors and environmental science and technology

The project gives talented young researchers the opportunity to experience working in laboratories in California. It also enables businesses in the US and the UK to share ideas and expertise with academics in both countries.

Professor Allister Ferguson, Deputy Principal of Strathclyde and Principal Investigator in the Collaboration, said: "This is an ambitious and inventive programme aimed at delivering huge social and economic benefits. We thank the RCUK Science Bridges programme for initially fudning this programme which is now being succesfully sustained by the universiites involved.

"Photonics is a sector with vast capacity for innovation in research and for commercial opportunities. It is dominated in the UK by small companies, and we aim to build on that capacity through this venture, by broadening and strengthening the links in photonics between Scotland and California."