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The research in the group involves the development and applications of advanced photonic technologies and of novel nanomaterials to address modern challenges in photonic and quantum technologies, new nanostructured materials, sensing, imaging and clean energy. The group adopts an interdisciplinary approach to provide leading-edge research in optical, mechanical and structural properties of nanostructures and nanoparticles. We combine expertise in nanofabrication, laser science, nonlinear optics, sensing, advanced imaging techniques and numerical modelling.    

The research is centred around three overarching themes:

  • Functional nanoparticles and nanostructures
  • Nanophotonics, metamaterials and plasmonics
  • Ultrafast optics and optomechanics


Nanostrand is the newsletter for the Photonics & Nanotechnology Group.