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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.




New "tricorder" technology might be able to "hear" tumors growing

A new technology has promise to safely find buried plastic explosives and maybe even spot fast-growing tumors. The technique involves the clever interplay of microwaves and ultrasound to develop a detector like the Star Trek tricorder.


Faculty Spotlight

Liqun Luo

Liqun Luo seeks to understand how neural circuits assemble during development and contribute to sensory perception. He has developed the MARCM technique to track neurons in the fruit fly brain and is perfecting a similar system for studying mice.

Research Areas:
Biological science, molecular biology, neurobiology

Department(s): Biological Sciences and Neurobiology
Location:  Herrin Lab Rm 150
Mail Code:  5020
Phone:  (650) 723-6645
Fax:  (650) 723-0589

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.