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Glyndwr University launches holographic centre

Published: Monday, 10 August 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Glyndwr University has opened an innovative hybrid research centre for the creation of holographic imaging, providing artists with a platform to create more exciting work than ever before.

With the help of world-leading scientists, the Centre for Ultra-Realistic Imaging will enhance the technology available to both the worlds of science and art.

The Wrexham-based university has teamed up with industrial partner Geola for the project, drawing on their skills for manufacturing holographics and laser equipment.

The Anglo-Lithuanian firm has extensive experience in the field and cutting-edge research into imaging, holography and applied photonics can now take place.

It will also be the only academic site in the world to have equipment capable of printing full colour, pulsed-laser digital holographics directly onto glass sheets.

Dr Ardie Osanlou, head of the centre and reader in engineering and applied science, said the university is “extremely proud” of its abilities in the fields of holography and imaging.

He added that the new building could attract post-graduate students from the fields of visual arts and applied photonics from all over the world.

Geola has already supported Glyndwr University by donating the assets of a world-leading technology firm they acquired in the last part of 2014 – View Holographics. 

“The collaboration between art and science is certainly unique and has been made possible by the university’s expertise within both fields,” explained Dr Osanlou.

He added that the centre is already “attracting significant interest” from both students and potential commercial partners.

Two of the most respected scientists in the field, Professor Hans Bjelkhagen and Professor David Brotherton-Ratcliffe, will both teach at the new centre.

This is deemed a vital part of putting the flagship research centre on the map as the elite academics can provide the necessary support to help projects expand.

Dr Osanlou said that the use of holographics in modern life is becoming more extensive and this has only increased demand for the centre.

Major breakthroughs in medical imaging, laser engineering, 3D TV and virtual reality could all be made possible – providing students and alumni with a chance to see first-hand how the sector is developing.

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