Major funding bodies and core participants in the Institute are:
Grant entitled: Reduced herbicide usage through application technology.
Design and development of selective Sunshine Glazing (SSG) Systems to use in Glass Window Panels Capable of Heat Protection Simultaneous with Harvesting of the Incident Solar Energy.
Grant entitled: Applying a Fibre-Optic based surface plasmon resonance sensor prototype in desalination.
Collaboration with Professor Barry Marshall (Nobel Laureate).
Design and development of advanced low-emissivity optical coatings on glass substrates.
Fibre-optic sensors for oil quality analysis.
NanoPhotonics, quantum information processing.
Microelectronics, biomedical engineering.
Development of a pre-production prototype for a laser-based plant sensing weed control system.
Ultra fast optical systems and components for telecommunications.
Optical telecommunications. Photonics and fibre optics.
Investigating the applications of magneto-optics and magnetic photonic crystals.
Collaboration in the area of micro-/nano-photonic systems, Opto-VLSI processing and programming, micro- and nano-photonic design, fabrication, characterisation and testing to investigate the possibility of realising devices and systems for a variety of applications.
Quantum information processing and magnetic materials.
Collaborative research and development of applications in the areas of atomic magnetometers.
Collaborating on research projects in the fields of microelectronics, micro- and nano-photonics, fibre optics, microwave and networking.
New Opto-VLSI and Opto-ULSI device development and packaging.
Advanced optical coatings and biomedical device development.
Biomedical and diagnostic device research.
Collaborating on optical communication systems and devices.
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