Summary and Impact of Research
I am currently doing a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at Aarhus University in Denmark, focused on electron spin and orbital angular momentum in attosecond physics. 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.
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
|01/09/2021 - ongoing||Aarhus University, Denmark||Prof. Lars Bojer Madsen||Role: Marie Curie Fellowship (SSFI) on spin and orbital angular momentum in strong field systems|
|02/11/2020 - 31/08/2021||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.|
31 publications (not including PhD Thesis): 14 are first author publications and 2 are last author in leading international journals. Breakdown by journal: 1 in Nat. Commun., 2 in Phys. Rev. Lett., 2 review papers in Rep. Prog. Phys., 1 in the Faraday Discussions, 11 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 3 on arXiv under review.
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 23 talks at conferences and institutions, 18 international talks and 11 invited talks.
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 am currently supervising two BSc students and expect the project to lead to publications. I also played a significant role in the supervision of 5 masters students and 1 PhD student.
Communications Physics (Nature), 9 Physical Review A (APS), Physical Review R (APS), 2 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (IOP), Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (IOP), 2 European Journal of Physics D, 2 Optics Express, and Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation.
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).|
|11/05/2022||Contributing Lecturer||Ultrafast Science (Aarhus University)|
|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.|