Prof. Jose’s research interests are in the areas of Photonic Biosensors, photonic glasses, femtosecond pulsed laser deposition and plasma implantation, and planar waveguide devices on glass, silicon and polymer platforms. He is currently leading a £5M EPSRC-UK functional materials manufacturing research project for developing the ultrafast laser plasma doping (ULPD) process that I invented for application in advanced integrated photonics for optical data communication and sensing (www.seamatics.org). Glasses and semiconductors functionalised using ULPD are attractive for non-invasive quantum optical biosensing, integrated photonics, anti-counterfeiting/printing in glass bottles and toughening of glass for displays. He is also leading an £1.7M ESPRC Healthcare Technology project on unpconversion nanoparticles for photonic bio-sensing and imaging. He is a cofounder of a spinout company Optimus Vitrum Ltd (www.op-vi.com) which is focusing on stronger mobile screen engineering. A number of researchers and industrial partners are involved in these research and development activities of his group. I have 4 filed/granted patents and 100+ publications and his group have won Royal Academy of Engineering Entrepreneurship Award (2015), RSC emerging technologies award (2015) and Medipex- NHS innovation Award (2015). Prof. Jose received my MSc and PhD degrees in Physics from University of Calicut, India and Mahatma Gandhi University, India respectively. He was a research fellow at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy during 2001-2002. In 2003 he joined the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and was a Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor there until 2007. In 2007, I joined School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds, UK and since March 2013 he is a Professor and Chair in Functional Materials there.