Our research seeks to exploit the unique properties of laser light to solve a wide range of challenges in manufacturing and medicine.
Our research aims to solve a wide range of challenges in manufacturing and medicine;
- as highly flexible and remotely-directed sources of energy
- and as the basis of sensing and metrology systems
Challenges include the realisation of:
- Low cost, high average power industrial lasers, in particular ultra short pulsed (few picoseconds) and wavelength-optimised lasers
- Optical component and systems engineering essential to exploit these lasers
- Understanding and control of laser-material interaction
- development of laser-based processes
Our research has significant impact on the industrial laser community in the UK, and more broadly in UK manufacturing industry and in medicine, by providing new laser sources and processes coupled with the means to monitor and control these processes. You can read more about the impact our Research has made in our Rofin-UK casestudy.
We lead the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Laser-based Production Processes, which is composed of five university partners:
We are also supported by 29 industrial partners, including:
College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
UCL Eastman Dental Institute