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Optics and Displays

Unit(s) of assessment: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

School: School of Science and Technology


One of the most common types of display device is based on liquid crystals. In our work we develop novel bistable liquid crystal displays and research alternative technologies, such as electrowetting, for displays and optical telecommunications applications. Our interests include photonic crystal waveguides, quantum dot lasers and infra-red colloidal dots.

Our work develops liquid crystal and electrowetting based display devices and includes design, fabrication and testing. Within optics we use optical interference techniques, fibre optic devices and multispectral cameras.

Recent research has been conducted in collaboration and with the support of Scottish Enterprise, EPSRC, Kodak Research and a range of UK and international universities. Our staff also teach on an Inter-University Display Masters MSc course.