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New professor to boost Aston University’s photonics expertise

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Aston University

Professor Richard Hogg

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  • Professor Richard Hogg will be joining Aston Institute of Photonics Technologies
  • It is a leading photonics research centre, with a successful track record of scientific achievements
  • Professor Hogg will be focusing on research and commercialisation.



Aston University is to welcome Professor Richard Hogg who will be joining its flagship photonics research institute

He will be focusing on research and commercialisation at Aston Institute for Photonic Technologies,  Aston University’s Aston Institute of Photonics Technologies (AIPT) a leading photonics research institute with a successful track record of scientific achievements from medical lasers and bio-sensing for healthcare, to high-speed optical communications technology that underpins the internet and the digital economy.

Professor Hogg is joining from the University of Glasgow where he is currently a professor in the James Watt School of Engineering.

Professor Hogg said: “AIPT has a world-leading position in photonics research, and I look forward to bringing my skills and experience in opto-electronic materials and devices. 

“I plan to continue and expand my research into novel light emitting devices spanning the UV to THz regions of the spectrum and develop them with AIPT collaborators in a wide range of application areas. 

“I also look forward to leading the expansion of nano-fabrication cleanrooms to include new teaching and training opportunities for Aston University students, external access (commercial and academic), and new internal and external research collaborations.”

AIPT is based at the University’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and coordinates more than 60 national and international, research and industrial projects across the following areas of science and engineering.

Director of AIPT, Professor Sergei Turitsyn, said: “We are delighted to announce that Professor Hogg will be joining Aston University. Richard has outstanding experience in semiconductor optical devices which complements our nano and grating device technologies and will support our curiosity and applications driven research programmes in fibre lasers, optical communications, agricultural phonics and sensing.”

As well as starting his new role after Easter, Professor Hogg is also chief technology officer at III-V Epi, which provides compound semiconductor wafer foundry services.

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