Photonics, Sensors and Materials
From left to right: Prof. David Bloor, Alex Webb, Dr Marek Szablewski, Adam Berlie and Duncan McCallum
Applied Interdisciplinary Research
Welcome to the home page of the Photonics, Sensors and Materials Group. We are an interdisciplinary research group based within the Centre for Materials Physics at Durham University, UK. On this site you will find details on all our current members and research activities. Feel free to navigate around these pages to find out more. Please also feel free to contact the group (or individual members) with any specific enquiries you might have.
Applied Interdisciplinary Research can feed into applications faster if the expertise of individual specialists is shared among members of the same research team. In the PSM Group, researchers with backgrounds in physics, chemistry and engineering work alongside each other in areas as diverse as molecular chemistry, non-linear optics, liquid crystal displays, telecommunication photonics devices and electrical and optical sensors. The group is often allied with industrial sponsors and has been responsible for patents filed with major companies such as Corning, Nortel Networks and Sony, as well as with the start-up companies Peratech and Farfield Sensors.