Institute of Microwaves and Photonics, University of Leeds


The research activities of the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (IMP) are much wider than might be assumed from the Institute's name. The Institute has two broad research themes. The first theme is concerned with the generation, detection and exploitation of radiation from the millimetre/microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum, through the terahertz range, and to the mid-infrared and beyond. The second theme is concerned with the design, fabrication and measurement of electronic and photonic nanostructured devices, and even involves the exploitation of biological processes for directed nanoassembly, inter alia.

The Institute has well-equipped laboratories for microwave measurements, photonics, and terahertz-frequency spectroscopy and imaging, a two-storey class-100 cleanroom and III-V semiconductor MBE facility, and a suite of laboratories for molecular nanotechnology and bioelectronics. In addition, we have excellent computing facilities, including a super-computer cluster and state-of-the-art CAD packages.

The IMP has thirteen academic staff, including seven professors. There are fifteen research fellows, one experimental officer and around thirty-five PhD students. one clerical, one technical and one senior administrative manager provide support.

Institute of Microwaves and Photonics is part of University of Leeds.


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