SU2P Workshop to be held at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow on 3rd & 4th April 2014

SU2P Workshop on "High-Power Lasers at the Forefront of Science and Technology (HPLSCITECH) to be held at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, 3rd & 4th April 2014.

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Fifth Annual SU2P Symposium

Fifth Annual SU2P Symposium
Monday 31st March and Tuesday 1st April 2014
McCance Building, University of Strathclyde

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Quantum Technologies Colloquium

February 13th 2014 - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. With guest speaker Prof Leo Hollberg (Stanford University). Read more and register.

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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.


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SU2P wins ERDF funding to support Scottish SMEs


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:

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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.

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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."