About Us

The Photonics Institute (TPI) located at 50 Nanyang Avenue, S1-B6b-02, Singapore 639798

At TPI, we aim to establish a cradle of scholarship, research and innovation - making the transition from fundamental science to applied science.

The Photonics Institute is the culmination of intense preparatory work spanning several years between NTU and the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, along with support from various institutions such as A*STAR, DSO and EDB, in order to establish a world-leading centre in Singapore for photonics technology research.

Working with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, we presently operate the following key centres:


To be the leading photonics research establishment in Asia, with an agenda embracing the entire spectrum of photonics from Photons to Production, from Invention to Innovation.


  • Achieve a step change in quality of research and technical relevance
  • Become a cradle of new knowledge and intellectual property
  • Focal point for ground-breaking applications of light-enabled technologies