Optics and Photonics Society

Incorporating the University of Southampton OSA Student Chapter, the University of Southampton SPIE Student Chapter and the University of Southampton IEEE Photonics Society.

The University of Southampton Optics and Photonics Society (OPSoc) consists of a group of postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, as well as related departments, at the University of Southampton.

The students of the Optoelectronics Research Centre formed the society as a means to communicate their research to both internal and external audiences.

This has resulted in a greater interaction between students in the ORC and the wider optics and photonics community. The society encourages social activities that enhances members' working relationships and provides a break from the hard work of scientific research.

There is an educational aspect to our ventures, with regular trips to scientific sites and seminars in house. Our outreach programme, Lightwave, is a road show taken to schools and extracurricular clubs in the Southampton area and around the south coast, presenting scientific phenomena to primary and secondary school students.

In addition, members of the society further their organisational experience; skills which will be of great value in their future careers. .

About Optics and Photonics Society

Membership Fee Information

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, paid memberships are not available to purchase until further notice

The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Optics and Photonics Society this year are:

  • Stefan Ilie
    Diversity officer
  • Goby Govindassamy
    Education Officer
  • Gregory Jackson
    First Year Rep
  • Leonard Budd
    Media Officer
  • Ann Lanari
  • Alice Iles
    Social Officer
  • Dong-Woo Ko
  • Jack Pangbourne

Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Optics and Photonics Society are available to view below