Welcome to the Photon Factory
The Photon Factory is a multi-user laser facility. Our 25+ students and staff study how molecules convert light to useful energy and exploit short laser pulses in micromachining projects for scientists all over New Zealand.
TIN100 technology awards
28 October 2016Engender Technologies, the start-up technology company founded by Associate Professor Cather Simpson from the Department of Physics and School of Chemical Sciences, has been named in this year's TIN100 technology awards.
Position available for Masters study on an exciting project at the Photon Factory
29 October 2015The Photon Factory is currently seeking two exceptional candidates for Masters study on an exciting project involving spatial and temporal beam shaping for laser micromachining supervised by Associate Professor Cather Simpson.
SCS Centenary Celebration
19 March 2015The Photon Factory team were present at the two day "chem-fest", where a glut of high quality research in the chemical sciences was presented in honour of the school's 100th year.