Dr. V P N Nampoori is the Professor of Photonics in International School of Photonics, Cochin University of Science and Technology. He took his Ph D in Physics in the field of Molecular Spectroscopy. At present he is working in topics related to Lasers, Photonics and Nonlinear Dynamics. He is one of the members of the core team to establish a well developed Laser and Photonics Laboratory in CUSAT. At present this is one of the leading laboratories in Lasers and Photonics in India. He also designed the course structure for Integrated M Sc Photonics Course as a part of the Centre of Excellence in Lasers and Optoelectronic Sciences.
Dr. Nampoori has published more than 300 research papers and guided about 15 PhDs in lasers, laser spectroscopy and fiber optics. Significant contributions of Dr Nampoori are in the area of Fiber optic Sensors, Nonlinear Optics and Photonic materials. Recently his group has developed a fiber optic amplifier which works in the visible region of the light spectrum. He is also interested in the field of Science Education through e-learning platform, popularization of science by writing popular articles in Malayalam and English periodicals.