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Carolinas Photonics Consortium Mission

The mission of the Carolinas Photonics Consortium is to provide resources and to proactively interface between key stakeholders in the region (universities, companies, economic development, government agencies, investment groups) to commercialize CPC university photonic technologies.


What is CPC?
Each of the six consortium members has nationally respected programs in photonics. North Carolina State University’s strengths are in photonic devices, optoelectronic and semiconductor materials and information technology. The Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has a core competence in microoptics and modeling of optical systems. Western Carolina’s Center for Rapid Product Realization provides prototyping, testing and design expertise for new product scale up. The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics at Duke has research programs in biophotonics, nano & micro systems, nanophotonics, and quantum optics & information. Clemson’s Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET) is focused on the development of novel optical materials. Over $300M has been invested from state and federal funds over the last five years, making CPC the largest concentration of photonics-based resources in the country.

More Information:
Mark Clayton– UNCC mclayton@uncc.edu  704-687-8117