Work With Us

The Centre for Photonics Expertise (CPE) works with companies in Wales to improve, or develop, new products and processes to benefit their businesses. It is a partnership of four Welsh Universities, and is funded by WEFO. CPE is designed to provide easy access to academic resource and facilities at no cash cost to the company.

” Photonics is the technology of light. It is integral to our daily lives through technology like smartphones, screens, telecommunications and LED lighting.

Photonics technology is found in a wide range of industry sectors such as: manufacturing, automotive, food, life sciences and energy. “

About Us

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Wrexham Glyndŵr University – the lead partner for the project

As the lead partner for CPE, Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s team is based in the OpTIC Technology Centre in St Asaph. This facility is a hub for high-level opto-electronics technology and scientific innovation specialising in precision optical systems for aerospace and defence, space sciences, medical and astronomy markets.

Through CPE, businesses can have access to a range skilled expertise and state-art-facilities such as:

  • Thin film vacuum coating facility
  • Precision Optical Systems Design
  • Environmental testing chamber
  • Fibre Optic thermometry
  • Microwave technology, optimised system design, and processing of materials
  • Fabrication of Precision optical components
  • Opto-mechanical design and FE of Optical Systems assemblies
  • Metrology of complex optical surfaces
  • Spectroscopy

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