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Dr Corin Gawith is a Principal Research Fellow and co-founder of two University of Southampton spin-out companies: Covesion Ltd ( www.covesion.com ) and Stratophase Ltd ( www.stratophase.com ). Corin′s research interests are in photonics process development, enterprise, and knowledge transfer. He has developed 10 industrially-licensed manufacturing patents and a range of products now in use by hundreds of companies, research institutes, and universities worldwide.From 2009-2014 Corin was seconded to Covesion as CTO to establish the company from start-up. He now continues to lead a collaborative academic-industrial research team developing new capabilities in Magnesium-doped Periodically-Poled Lithium Niobate (MgO:PPLN / PP:MgOLN), an enabling technology for aeronautical countermeasures, portable and cinema laser displays, gas detection, biological spectroscopy, and quantum technologies.From 2003-2009, Corin worked as Head of R&D for Stratophase, establishing the company from spin-out and developing a range of wavelength conversion products that would eventually be transferred to form Covesion. Stratophase′s ongoing business is in-line bioprocess monitoring based on integrated optical refractive index and temperature sensors, another of Corin′s early research activities.To date, Corin has won and managed over £3million of industrial and academic R&D projects, including various collaborative projects funded by the Technology Strategy Board, EU (FP6 & FP7), EPSRC, and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. These projects total over £8million in collaboration.
Dr Corin Gawith is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton and University of Southampton.