About IPOS

The Institute for Photonics and Optical Science links research and postgraduate teaching programs across the Faculties of Science and Engineering at the University of Sydney to create a world class centre with academic & research staff and postgraduate students. The Institute was formally established in 2008 with Professor Benjamin Eggleton as Director.

Our research program is broadly based, but with a particular focus on planar and fibre-based lightwave devices and circuits, plasmonics and photonics in nature, and on innovative optical and fibre-based techniques for astronomy.


To provide Australia with the innovation, scientists and engineers to maintain and enhance a position of world-leadership in photonics in academia and industry.


To be the region’s leading provider of photonics research and education.