Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials

PhD students

Maria Azini

Azini, MariaMaria completed the undergraduate Masters programme in Physics at the University of Bath in 2015. This included a Masters project which was to build a fibre laser using graphene as a saturable absorber.
She is currently working on a PhD project – Novel Embedded Metrology Instruments for the Light Controlled Factory. The project aims to develop novel photonic techniques and instrumentation for absolute distance measurements. The research takes place in the CPPM group in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Supervisor: Dr William Wadsworth
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 385007
Email: m.azini@bath.ac.uk

Joel Collins

Collins, JoelJoel graduated from the University of Southampton with an MPhys degree in 2015. This included a yearlong project developing methods to optomechanically cool trapped nanoparticles. During his time as an undergraduate, he worked with Southampton Physoc on outreach, web development, design and publicity.
Following his graduation, Joel started his PhD studying chiroptical effects in nano/meta-materials.

Supervisor: Dr Ventsislav Valev and Dr Daniel Wolverson.
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: J.Collins@bath.ac.uk

Oliver Cook

oliver-cookOliver graduated from the University of Bath with an MPhys. He started his PhD under Tim Birks in 2016, working on producing fibre devices for astrophotonics.

Supervisor: Prof. Tim Birks
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: o.e.cook@bath.ac.uk

Adam Earthey

adam-eartheyAdam completed his MPhys degree at the University of Bath in 2016. He is currently studying for a PhD in the Centre for Photonics and Photonic materials under the supervision of Prof. William Wadsworth. His research focuses on hollow core optical fibers for the mid infra-red, a wavelength region where silica glass becomes strongly absorbing.

Supervisor: Prof. William Wadsworth
Email:
a.earthey@bath.ac.uk

Oliver Gibson

oliver-gibsonOliver graduated with an MPhys Physics from the University of Bath in June 2016. His PhD is funded by the Oxford-led Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub (NQIT) and supervised by Dr. Peter Mosley; its focus is on developing high-performance single photon sources in optical fibre.

Supervisor: Dr. Peter Mosley
Email:
o.r.gibson@bath.ac.uk

Kerrianne Harrington

kerianne-harringtonKerrianne completed her undergraduate Masters programme in Physics with the University of Bath, graduating in 2014. This included a 3 month research project in nonlinear optics at the University of São Paulo.

She joined the CPPM group under the supervision of Tim Birks and Jonathan Knight. Research undertaken will contribute to a multidisciplinary project (PROTEUS) that aims to deliver an immediate transformative point-of-care sensing device for intensive care unit patients. She is currently working on developing multicore optical fibres for multifunctional sensing and imaging.

Supervisor: Prof. Tim Birks
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: K.Harrington@bath.ac.uk

Jonathan Harris

jonathan-harrisJonathan graduated with an M.Phys degree from the University of Bath in 2014. He is now working on his PhD at the centre for Photonics and Photonic materials under the supervision of Dr. William Wadsworth.

Supervisor: Dr William Wadsworth
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: jeh35@bath.ac.uk

Clarissa Harvey

Harvey, ClarissaClarissa completed a BSc in Physics with computing degree at the University of Bath, graduating in 2012. This included a yearlong placement at Renishaw plc. working on laser metrology products.

She joined the CPPM group in 2012 under the supervision of J.C. Knight and working with Fianium as part of a CASE award. The main focus of her research is developing novel optical fibre for use in mode-locked laser cavities.

Supervisor: Prof. Jonathan Knight
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: cmh33@bath.ac.uk

James Henderson

James HendersonJames graduated with an MSci in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath. In 2015 he started his PhD and is working on the molecular and electronic motion in ring shaped molecules, particularly the rotational properties of charge transfer complexes.

Supervisor: Dr Enrico Da Como
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: j.m.henderson@bath.ac.uk

Rowan Hoggarth

HOGGARTH, RowanRowan started his PhD under Dr. Pete Mosley late in 2013, having previously graduated from University of Bath with an MPhys Physics. His research is focused primarily on photon random walks in multi-core optical fibre.

Supervisor: Dr Peter Mosley
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: R.A.Hoggarth@bath.ac.uk

David Hooper

Hooper, DavidDavid graduated with an M.Phys degree from the University of Bath in 2014. He then went on to join the Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics at the Universities of Bristol and Bath before commencing his PhD in the CPPM.
His research uses plasmonics to probe the relationship between chirality, magnetism and light. He uses ultrafast lasers to measure how surface magnetizations affect the nonlinear optical properties of metamaterials.

Supervisor: Dr. Ventsislav Valev
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: d.c.hooper@bath.ac.uk

Christian Kuppe

Kuppe, ChristianChristian completed his 4 year Master's degree in Physics at the University of Bath in 2015. He wrote his thesis on the simulation of the dynamics of satellite prototypes as part of the research initiative of Airbus Defence and Space. The focus of his PhD research is on Chirality and Photonic Effects for Nanotechnology.

Supervisor: Dr Ventsislav Valev
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: c.kuppe@bath.ac.uk

Adrian Love

LOVE, Adrian LeighAdrian graduated from Warwick University in 2013 with an MMathPhys in Maths and Physics. After completing an 8 week placement with the CPPM in the summer of 2012 where he measured the attenuations of various fibres, he chose to study for a PhD at the University of Bath after graduating.

He works under the supervision of Dr. William Wadsworth on the development of electrically excited hollow core fibre gas lasers.

Supervisor: Dr William Wadsworth
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: a.love@bath.ac.uk

Philip Main

Philip MainIn 2015 Philip completed his MPhys degree at the University of Surrey during this period interning at both the International Atomic Energy Agency and the National Physical Laboratory. He is now working under the supervision of Dr Andrey Gorbach focusing on the theory of frequency conversion in nanophotonic devices, in particular hybrid lithium niobate structures.

Supervisor: Dr Andrey Gorbach
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: p.b.main@bath.ac.uk

Pshko Mohammed

MOHAMMED, PshkoPshko Abdulrahman Mohammed acquired a BSc in Physics at the University of Sulaimani Physics department in 2003 and his MSc at the same department in 2007. In October 2013 he started his PhD at the centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials under the supervision of Dr. William Wadsworth.

Supervisor: Dr William Wadsworth
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: pm442@bath.ac.uk

Harry Wood

Wood, HarryHarry completed a 4 year physics masters degree at the University of Bath, including a masters project with Enrico Da Como in the optical properties of monolayer molybdenum disulphide.

Harry began his PhD in October 2014 researching novel designs of endoscopic fibres and the suppression of the raman background of silica glass to develop fibres capable of carrying out Surfaced Enhanced Raman Scattering spectroscopy for use in ICU clinics.

Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: h.wood@bath.ac.uk

Thomas Wright

Wright, ThomasThomas graduated with a Masters degree in Physics at the University of Kent in 2015. His final year project involved Fourier domain optical coherence tomography utilizing commercial CCDs. He additionally completed a three month research project in optics at the Philipps Universität, Marburg.
He joined the CPPM in 2015 working in association with Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub, led by the University of Oxford. His research is focused on nonlinear frequency conversion of photons for quantum networks.

Supervisor: Dr Peter Mosley
Telephone: +44 (0)1225 384817
Email: T.Wright@bath.ac.uk

Mengrong Xu

mengrong-xuMengrong graduated with a B.Eng. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China in 2012. She is now working on her PhD at the centre for Photonics and Photonic materials under the supervision of Prof Jonathan Knight.

Email: m.xu@bath.ac.uk