The James Watt Institute for High Value Manufacturing is a pan-university Research Institute within Heriot Watt, which is focused on promoting internationally-leading research in topics and technologies which underpin high value manufacturing (HVM) industry.
Research in this group encompasses five main themes: Industrial lasers, Laser-based manufacturing processes, Optical sensing, Fibre-optic beam delivery, and Optical interconnects and data communication.
Physics at Heriot-Watt University is strongly research oriented and we are one of the founding members of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance. Our research interests are wide ranging and include semiconductor physics, optoelectronics, material science, ultrafast and nonlinear physics, and nano-physics. This influence is reflected in our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and we offer a range of courses at BSc, Honours, MPhys and MSc levels. In addition to offering traditional research Doctorates we also offer an industry focused Engineering Doctorate in Photonics.