In May this year, our first year PGRs (Cohort 5) visited Gooch and Housego, a global leader in photonics technology in Torquay, for an insight into their company and the wider industry.
G&H are experts across a uniquely broad range of photonic technologies – crystal growth, optical materials processing, acousto-optics and electro-optics, fiber optics, DFB laser modules, precision optics (thin-film coating, birefringent optics, non-linear, planar and aspheric), RF driver electronics in addition to light measurement and calibration solutions.
Through tours and presentations, the PGRs experienced what it was like to work in this modern industry. Building on the ethos of our Beyond a PhD talks, some students spoke further with the staff to see which careers are open to them post-PhD.
We would like to thank G&H for hosting our PGRs to offer such insights in their business.