The Zepler Institute is the largest photonics and electronics institute in the UK. It brings together leading researchers from across the University of Southampton and enables them to innovate by providing access to one of the most comprehensive collections of nanoelectronics and photonics fabrication equipment in Europe.

The Zepler Institute is working on many exciting projects that will change our future. From electronic circuits that store and process information like a human brain, to materials that can change their properties on demand.


A few key facts and figures about the Zepler Institute are:

  • Over 100 laboratories in our £120m Cleanroom Complex
  • 300+ publications and 15 patents generated annually through our research
  • Partners in 47 EU-funded research projects
  • Over 10 spin out companies can trace their beginnings to the Zepler Institute