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 engagement with Stanford faculty, students, and researchers via faculty-led Working Groups, SPRC workshops and symposia, research project collaborations and visiting researcher programs.
The Hanson Research Group has been actively involved in research at the High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory at Stanford University for over 40 years, resulting in over 85 Ph.Ds being awarded. The group has published over 400 archival papers, contributing to advances in shock wave physics and chemistry, laser spectroscopy, advanced optical diagnostics and sensors, chemical kinetics, combustion science and advanced propulsion.
Department: Mechanical Engineering
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.