The Soft Photonics Systems group is based at the University of Southampton. We research and develop instruments and software for the characterisation and optimisation of liquid crystal devices. We also pursue a number of research projects on the fundamental aspects of liquid crystal science, their topological characterisation, the biological and physical properties of living liquid crystals, their applications in photovoltaic and in nanostructures optical devices.

Our Team

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M. Kaczmarek

Professor of Physics

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G. D'Alessandro

Professor of Applied Mathematics

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N. Podoliak

Research Fellow

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O. Buchnev

Senior Research Fellow

Want to ask a question?

Send us an email at: sopht-lc@soton.ac.uk

The University

Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton is world renowned for the work of its three major research groups; Astronomy; Quantum, Light and Matter; and Theoretical Particle Physics.

We are ranked in the top 5 Physics and Astronomy departments in the Russell Group for our research output and our teaching is research-led, which means that our students learn from the best.