Skip to content Skip to navigation

About SPRC

The Stanford Photonics Research Center builds strategic partnerships between the Stanford University research community and companies employing optics and photonics in their commercial activities. SPRC offers member companies facilitated access to Stanford faculty, students, and researchers via faculty-led Working Groups, SPRC workshops and symposia, research project collaborations and visiting researcher programs.

 

Stanford

News

New type of retinal prosthesis could better restore sight to blind, study says

BY JONATHAN RABINOVITZ

Using tiny solar-panel-like cells surgically placed underneath the retina, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a system that may someday restore sight to people who have lost vision because of certain types of degenerative eye diseases.

Pages

Faculty Spotlight

Stacey Bent

Stacey Bent

 The goal of Prof. Bent's research is to develop a molecular-level understanding of the chemical reactions that drive the processing of materials for energy and electronics applications. Her focus is on surface science, interface engineering, and materials processing, with application toward sustainable and renewable energy and micro- and nanoelectronics.

 

Location: Stauffer III

SPRC is proud to support the National Photonics Initiative. The National Photonics Initiative (NPI) is a collaborative alliance among industry, academia and government seeking to raise awareness of photonics - the application of light - and drive US funding and investment in five key photonics-driven fields critical to US competitiveness and national security: advanced manufacturing, communications and information technology, defense and national security, energy, and health and medicine.