The University of Manchester, UK, M13 9PL

Welcome to the Laser Processing Research Centre (LPRC) at The Universty of Manchester, United Kingdom.


New Equipment Installed

LPRC has purchased and installed some new equipment:

  • 400W Picosecond Laser with 8 axis of motion controls; and 
  • 16KW Fibre Laser Robotic System.

Please visit facilities for further details about LPRC Labs and equipment.

50-nm resolution microsphere nanoscope demostrated

March 2011 - Our micro nano team, in collobration with Data Storage Institute and National University of Singapore scientists, has developed world's first 50 nm resolution white light nanoscope. The paper 'Optical virtual imaging at 50-nm lateral resolution with a white light nanoscope' [pdf] was published in Nature Communications on March 1, 2011, which has received very good public interests and media cover, including BBC, ScienceDaily, New York Times, Daily Mail, Independent, Australian BC and a large number of science and engineering websites.

LPRC Recent News

LPRC Joiners and Leavers

  • Dr. Yijun Zhou has recently joined LPRC from China as an Academic Visitor. We welcome Dr. Zhou to LPRC and The University.
  • Dr. Andrew Pinkerton, Dr. Zengbo Wang and Mr Roger Hardacre have left LPRC for pastures new. We thank them for their valuable contributions during their time her...

July 2011- Laser Focus World Feature Article

A feature article titled 'MICROSCOPY: white-light microscopy could exceed 50 nm resolution", written by Dr.Zengbo Wang and Prof. Lin Li, was published in July issue of popular photonics maganize Laser Focus World (LFW) - (

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