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 - 28/01/2019||University College London (UCL)||PhD in Physics|
|27/09/2010 - 26/06/2014||University of Bristol (UoB)||MSci (Physics and Maths) with First Class Honours|
Work and Experience
|02/11/2020 - ongoing||ICFO, Barcelona||Prof. Maciej Lewenstein||Role: 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 - 13/01/2021||UCL, Quantum Science and Technology Institute (UCLQ)||Prof. Andrew Fisher||Role: 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 - 12/12/2018||WIPM, Wuhan||Prof. Xiaojun Liu||Role: Visiting Researcher Collaboration on electron holography in molecules.|
|29/10/2018 - 08/11/2018||ICFO, Barcelona||Prof. Maciej Lewenstein||Role: Visiting Researcher Collaboration on NSDI and writing a review paper.|
|22/09/2014 - 28/01/2019||University College London||Prof. Carla Figueira de Morisson Faria||Role: PhD Student Thesis: Strong-Field Interference of Quantum Trajectories with Coulomb Distortion and Electron Correlation|
|23/09/2013 - 22/06/2014||University of Bristol||Prof. James Annett||Role: Masters Student Masters project: Berry phase of phonons in graphene.|
|29/07/2013 - 20/09/2013||University of Bristol||Dr. Steve Brierley||Role: 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 - 31/08/2012||University of Bristol||Prof. Jeremy O’Brien, Dr. J. P. Hadden||Role: Summer Student Quantum information project in photonics on spin properties of diamond colour centres, Nuffield undergraduate research programme.|
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), 2 Physical Review A (APS), 2 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (IOP), Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (IOP).
Skilled in: C, C++, Mathematica, python and Unix/ Linux. Competent in: Matlab.
|01/09/2021 - 31/08/2023||Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship at Aarhus Univeristy|
|14/01/2019 - 13/01/2021||Two year EPSRC fellowship in quantum technologies at University College London quantum (UCLQ).|
|23/09/2019 -13/12/2019||Demonstrator||Practical Physics & Computing 1 – in python (University College London)|
|25/09/2017 -15/12/2017||Marker||Theory of Dynamical Systems (University College London)|
|07/11/2016 - 09/11/2016||Lecturer||Graduate Programming Courses in C++ (University College London)|
|11/01/2016 - 08/02/2016||Demonstrator||Practical Mathematics with Mathematica (University College London)|
|11/11/2015 - 13/11/2015||Demonstrator||Graduate Programming Courses in C++ (University College London)|
|12/01/2015 - 02/02/2015||Demonstrator||Practical Mathematics with Mathematica (University College London)|
|31/08/2017||Extreme Light Infrastructure Summer School (ELISS), second place poster prize.|
|28/06/2017||UCL Hackathon, my team was awarded first prize.|
|10/02/2016||UCL Hackathon, my team was awarded runner up prize.|
|31/05/2016||Atomic and Molecular Interactions Group (AMIG), runner up prize for best talk.|
|27/07/2015||International Conference on Phontonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC), Europhysical Journal (EPJ), first prize for best poster.|