Summary and Impact of Research

My PhD focused on quantum interference in strong-field processes, directly resulted in 7 first author publications, including one in Phys. Rev. Lett. Following my PhD I was invited to Instituto de Ciencias Fotónicas (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain for two weeks and the Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics (WIPM) in China for a month to collaborate. I recently finished a two-year Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded fellowship at the University College London (UCL) quantum science and technology institute (UCLQ), investigating quantum metrology and previously neglected quantum effects in strong field systems. Since November I have been doing a postdoc at the Instituto de Ciencias Fotónicas (ICFO) in Barcelona, researching entanglement and quantum simulators in strong field systems. I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to commence in September at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Education and Qualifications

22/09/2014 - 28/01/2019University College London (UCL)PhD in Physics
27/09/2010 - 26/06/2014University of Bristol (UoB)MSci (Physics and Maths) with First Class Honours

Work and Experience

DurationEstablishmentLine ManagerDescription
02/11/2020 - ongoingICFO, BarcelonaProf. Maciej LewensteinRole: Postdoctoral researcher working on theory of novel quantum simulators – connecting areas (NOQIA) focusing on strong field physics, quantum simulators and quantum effects
14/01/2019 - 13/01/2021UCL, Quantum Science and Technology Institute (UCLQ)Prof. Andrew FisherRole: Postdoctoral Fellow EPSRC Fellowship in Quantum Technologies at UCLQ: Quantum Sensing and Entangled Interferometry of Orbitals [quantum information of strong-field systems]
13/11/2018 - 12/12/2018WIPM, WuhanProf. Xiaojun LiuRole: Visiting Researcher Collaboration on electron holography in molecules.
29/10/2018 - 08/11/2018ICFO, BarcelonaProf. Maciej LewensteinRole: Visiting Researcher Collaboration on NSDI and writing a review paper.
22/09/2014 - 28/01/2019University College LondonProf. Carla Figueira de Morisson FariaRole: PhD Student Thesis: Strong-Field Interference of Quantum Trajectories with Coulomb Distortion and Electron Correlation
23/09/2013 - 22/06/2014University of BristolProf. James AnnettRole: Masters Student Masters project: Berry phase of phonons in graphene.
29/07/2013 - 20/09/2013University of BristolDr. Steve BrierleyRole: Summer Student Quantum information project, investigating MUBs in six dimensions. Funded by the Heilbronn Institute, a partnership between UoB and the UK Government Communication Head Quarters (GCHQ).
11/06/2012 - 31/08/2012University of BristolProf. Jeremy O’Brien, Dr. J. P. HaddenRole: Summer Student Quantum information project in photonics on spin properties of diamond colour centres, Nuffield undergraduate research programme.

Publication Summary:

Google Scholar Page: Andrew S Maxwell, ORCID: 0000-0002-6503-4661 and Scopus ID: 56816436900.

21 publications (not including PhD Thesis): 13 first author publications in leading international journals, including 1 in Phys. Rev. Lett., 2 review papers in Rep. Prog. Phys., 1 in the Faraday Discussions, 5 in Phys. Rev. A, 1 in Phys. Rev. B, 2 in J. Phys. B, 1 in Linear Algebra Appl, 3 conference proceedings and 5 on arXiv under review.

Talks, Conferences and Workshops Summary:

I have organised 1 talk on quantum technologies by Fujitsu and I am on the organisation committee for the Quantum Battles conference and was one of the primary organisers involved for the Quantum Battles 2020 virtual conference. I have given 19 talks at conferences and institutions, 8 international talks, 5 invited talks and 4 virtual talks.

Supervision Experience Summary:

I have lectured at a postgraduate level and demonstrated undergraduate courses. I have supervised one MSc student and am in the process of supervising another, the former project resulted in two publications one in the Faraday discussions and one currently under review. I also played a significant role in the supervision of 5 masters students and 1 PhD student.


Communications Physics (Nature), 4 Physical Review A (APS), 2 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (IOP), Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (IOP).

Computer Skills:

Skilled in: C, C++, Mathematica, python and Unix/ Linux. Competent in: Matlab.


01/09/2021 - 31/08/2023Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship at Aarhus Univeristy
14/01/2019 - 13/01/2021Two year EPSRC fellowship in quantum technologies at University College London quantum (UCLQ).

Teaching List

DateRoleCourse Title/Description
23/09/2019 -13/12/2019DemonstratorPractical Physics & Computing 1 – in python (University College London)
25/09/2017 -15/12/2017MarkerTheory of Dynamical Systems (University College London)
07/11/2016 - 09/11/2016LecturerGraduate Programming Courses in C++ (University College London)
11/01/2016 - 08/02/2016DemonstratorPractical Mathematics with Mathematica (University College London)
11/11/2015 - 13/11/2015DemonstratorGraduate Programming Courses in C++ (University College London)
12/01/2015 - 02/02/2015DemonstratorPractical Mathematics with Mathematica (University College London)


31/08/2017Extreme Light Infrastructure Summer School (ELISS), second place poster prize.
28/06/2017UCL Hackathon, my team was awarded first prize.
10/02/2016UCL Hackathon, my team was awarded runner up prize.
31/05/2016Atomic and Molecular Interactions Group (AMIG), runner up prize for best talk.
27/07/2015International Conference on Phontonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC), Europhysical Journal (EPJ), first prize for best poster.