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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 engagement with Stanford faculty, students, and researchers via faculty-led Working Groups, SPRC workshops and symposia, research project collaborations and visiting researcher programs.


Featured Event

Novel Optical & Photonic Materials: Design and Fabrication

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (All day)
We are witnessing an incredible era of exponential growth in applications that require advances in materials technology: from 3D printing, to AR/VR to autonomous cars to 5G to machine learning and artificial intelligence, for example. Revolutionary new products are steadily coming into the marketplace and many more are needed and expected. OPTICS & PHOTONICS materials play a key role in many of these new products.



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”.


Faculty Spotlight

Thomas Clandinin

Thomas Clandinin

The Clandinin laboratory is focused on two questions, namely, how do complex neuronal circuits assemble during development and disassemble in disease and how do such circuits mediate the complex computations essential to behavior? By examining the interplay between these questions, we hope to uncover fundamental new insights into the molecular mechanisms and functional consequences of neurodegenerative disease.

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.