Summary and Impact of Research

My research history is as follows: 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 went on to do 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. From November 2020 until September 2021 I did a postdoc at the Instituto de Ciencias Fotónicas (ICFO) in Barcelona, researching entanglement and quantum simulators in strong field systems. From 2021, I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at Aarhus University in Denmark, focused on developing ionization models for electronic spin and orbital angular momentum in attoscience. My postdocs have resulted in 32 total publication, 8 first author and 4 senior author publications.

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
01/09/2021 - ongoingAarhus University, DenmarkProf. Lars Bojer MadsenRole: Marie Curie Fellowship (SSFI) on spin and orbital angular momentum in strong field systems
02/11/2020 - 31/08/2021ICFO, 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.

39 publications (not including PhD Thesis): 15 are first author publications and 4 are senior author in leading international journals. Breakdown by journal: 1 in Nat. Commun., 2 in Phys. Rev. Lett., 3 review papers in Rep. Prog. Phys., 1 in the Faraday Discussions, 1 in New J. Phys., 13 in Phys. Rev. A, 1 in Phys. Rev. B, 3 in J. Phys. B, 2 in Eur. Phys. J. D, 1 in Linear Algebra Appl, 3 in J. Phys. Conf. Ser. and 7 on arXiv.

Talks, Conferences and Workshops Summary:

I have organised a talk on quantum technologies by Fujitsu, I was one of the primary organisers involved for the Quantum Battles 2020 virtual conference, and I am co-chair for multiphoton 2024 GRS. I have given 27 talks at conferences and institutions, 23 international talks and 14 invited talks (6 at conferences, 7 institutional visits, and 1 virtual seminar series).

Supervision Experience Summary:

I have lectured at a postgraduate and undergraduate level, and contributed to and demonstrated for undergraduate courses. I have previously supervised two MSc students, each project resulted in publications, in EPJD, the Farday Discussions and one in Phys. Rev. Lett. I recently supervised two more students for both their bachelor and then master level projects and publications are in preparation for both projects. I also played a significant role in the supervision of 6 additional masters students and 1 PhD student.


1 Communications Physics (Nature), 1 Physical Review Letters (APS), 12 Physical Review A (APS), 1 Physical Review Research (APS), 1 New Journal of Physics (IoP), 3 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (IoP), 1 Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (IoP), 2 European Journal of Physics D, 2 Optics Express, 1 Journal of Modern Optics, and 1 Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation.

Computer Skills:

Skilled in: C, C++, python, Mathematica 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).

The Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 887153 (SSFI).

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Teaching List

DateRoleCourse Title/Description
11/05/2022Contributing LecturerUltrafast Science (Aarhus University)
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)