We conduct high-quality research across a diverse range of topics. Dr Stephen Lowry was part of the international team that worked on one of the most historic space missions of all time – the Rosetta spacecraft comet landing. Our Applied Optics Group was the first to acquire en face optical coherence tomography (OCT) images from the retina and developed the first combined optical coherence tomography/scanner laser opthalmoscope (OCT/SLO).
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 99% of our Physics and Chemistry research was judged to be of international quality and the School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence.
The research effort is led by six groups: