Prof Sir David Payne, Director, with portrait of Prof Eric Zepler

The Zepler Institute is a community of researchers from the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre, and the Electronic Materials and Devices Group.

We have a multidisciplinary approach and work in close collaboration Affiliate Members based in Chemistry and the Institute for Life Sciences.

The Institute Director is Professor Sir David Payne. Acknowledged as one of the world's most referenced and influential researchers, Sir David has received many prestigious awards including a knighthood for services to photonics.

Read Professor Sir David Payne biography.