Impact from dissemination to public and professional audiences

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEducation, Economic and commerce, !!Social impacts

Description of impact

Presentation at engagement events

Who is affected

General public, industry partners


The Institute of Photonics has a strong focus on outreach to professional audiences through events such as its bi-annual Open Days, and analogous events for individual projects, such as the UP-VLC project Open Day in London in May 2016. Here I detail other activities on which I have taken a personal lead, and mostly involving public dissemination on the technology of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In September 2014 and 2015 I staffed demonstration stands at the Glasgow Science Centre Explorathons, which were events oriented towards families and school-age children I gave an invited lecture on LEDs to an Institute of Physics Teachers’ Meeting in Stirling in May 2015. Regarding wider dissemination of semiconductor processing technology to a professional audience, I prepared an invited article for the Autumn 2013 issue of the magazine of the UK Science Parks Association.

Impact statusClosed
Impact date30 Jun 201330 Sept 2015
Category of impactEducation, Economic and commerce, !!Social impacts
Impact levelEngagement