The Braggs Building

Headquarters to IPAS

The Australian Federal Government, South Australian State Government, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), Defence SA and the University of Adelaide invested over $95M to construct a headquarters for the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, which now houses a unique suite of transdisciplinary laboratories.

Day time shot of the Braggs building

These facilities include:

  • glass development and processing,
  • optical fibre fabrication,
  • laser and device development,
  • luminescence dating,
  • environmental genomics,
  • photonic sensor development, and
  • synthetic, surface and bio-chemistry;
  • ANFF Optofab Adelaide facility.

The Braggs houses offices to co-locate IPAS researchers and students from a broad range of scientific disciplines. 

The Braggs also incorporates a 420-seat lecture theatre and other teaching and research facilities.