Dr Michael Strain

Dr Michael Strain
University of Strathclyde

Institute of Photonics, Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0)141-548-4703
Email: michael.strain@strath.ac.uk

Michael has expertise in the design and micro-fabrication of Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) technologies across a wide range of material platforms. This work covers the development of devices and subsystems for on-chip photonics, sensing, non-linear optics and ICT. Key collaborations with industrial partners ensure the future scalability and foundry compatibility of these techniques.

A particular focus is the heterogeneous integration of different opto-electronic materials into multi-functional photonic systems.

Healthcare and Medicine

Low energy consumption photonic components for interconnects and future network systems.

Communications and IT

Structured illumination LED sources for imaging and data communications. Wide-bandgap integrated optics (GaN, diamond).

Advanced Manufacturing

Heterogeneous PIC development for large scale integration.