Light-based innovation for the biosciences

Graham Turnbull’s research interests focus on organic photonics, with research activities spanning fundamental studies of how light interacts with optical materials, through novel laser development, to applications in lighting, biophotonics, chemical sensing and data communications. His current research includes projects on wide-area chemical sensing using honeybees, and the study of light harvesting in marine coralline algae; he has also collaborated with Xanthella Ltd to develop light sources for the growth of microalgae in photobioreactors. Prof Turnbull is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

Research areas:

  • Organic photonics
  • Sensors
  • Photosynthesis
  • Photobioreactors

Graham Turnbull research group