SU2P Annual Symposium

General event

SU2P Annual Symposium

  • Event time: Starts on 15th April 2013. Runs until 16th April 2013
  • Event dates: 15th April 2013 to 16th April 2013
  • Location: University of Glasgow

Event details

The Symposium includes a list of exceptional speakers from around the world who will present leading-edge research and industrial exploitation over a wide range of photonics and related topics. Attendees will enjoy the very best in new photonics and have excellent opportunities for international networking.

Programme Outline

Each day will have theme-focussed sessions, each having a mixture of international and leading academic speakers and presentations from the SU2P Industrial Partners, with student presentations also featuring along with a lunchtime poster session.

Monday 16th April

The opening day will focus on the “Solid State Laser and Nonlinear optics” and “Solar Cell” research themes from SU2P and on Industry.

  • 9.00am Registration opens and refreshments
  • 9.30am Welcome and Keynote; 6.05 pm close
  • 7.30pm Symposium Banquet in Oran Mor, Byres Road Glasgow

Tuesday 16th April

The second day will focus on the “Photonic Sensors”, “Biophotonics” and “Integrated Photonics” research themes from SU2P.

  • 8.30am refreshments
  • 9.00am sessions commence
  • 5.00pm Coaches

Call for posters

We are calling for posters which will be on display during the Symposium with an opportunity to discuss the posters at the lunch and coffee breaks. Posters can be on research that is related to the themes of SU2P (posters on other photonics and related research will be accepted):

  • Biophotonics, including stem cell imaging and neuroscience photonics
  • Solar cell devices and characterisation
  • Integrated photonics
  • Solid-state laser engineering and nonlinear optics
  • Photonics sensors, including environmental science and technology and atom and quantum optic


SU2P is a collaboration of six universities that delivers a disruptive new approach to business engagement, with facilitated, flexible interactions between UK industry and university researchers in Scotland and the US.

The Universities of Strathclyde, St Andrews, Heriot-Watt, Glasgow and Stanford together with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), are collaborating in SU2P in the self-funded continuation of the programme initially funded by RCUK. This groundbreaking, commercially-orientated collaboration commenced in September 2009 and builds on Scottish universities’ world-class research outputs in photonics and strong links to Stanford and Caltech.


Registration is now open.

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