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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.




Kaiam founder targets Scottish research base

Dr Bardia Pezeshki, chief executive of Kaiam. Pic: Gordon Terris
Californian photonic circuits maker Kaiam hopes to create a high-value research and development facility at its Livingston plant over the next few years as it builds what its creator says could become a “billion dollar company”.


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.