The IoF was founded in 2001 by Dr. Chris D. Geddes, Professor and Director. Under the leadership of Dr. Chris D. Geddes, the IoF has earned a well-deserved international reputation for its advances in Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Plasmonics. Approaches and concepts both developed and discovered by the group, such as Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence (MEF), Metal-Enhanced Chemiluminescence (MEC), Surface-Plasmon Coupled Phenomenon and the glucose-sensing contact lens, are both well-recognized, highly cited and currently used in laboratories around the world today.