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

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

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

Joshua Macdonald

Josh MacdonaldJosh graduated from the University of Bath with an MPhys in 2016. He is affiliated with the EPSRC CDT on sutainable photovoltaics and works on femtosecond spectroscopy.

Supervisor: Dr Enrico Da Como
Email: j.w.r.macdonald@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

Carlo Page

Carlo PageCarlo graduated from the University of Bristol in 2017 with an MSci degree. His MSci project was on quantum metrology using both continuous and discrete variables. This continued into an eight week summer internship in the Centre for Quantum Photonics in Bristol looking at new phase measurement schemes for NOON states.

His PhD is funded by the Networked Quantum Information Technologies hub with the focus being on quantum memories in rubidium vapour.

Supervisor: Dr Josh Nunn
Email: c.a.s.page@bath.ac.uk

Charlotte Parry

charlotte-parryCharlotte graduated with a master's in Physics from the University of Southampton in 2017, with a thesis entitled 'Adaptive Graphene Optoelectronics’. Whilst there she completed research projects on Earth observation from space and Terahertz spectroscopy. During her time in Southampton she was also involved in the physics society and outreach work.

Charlotte is currently working towards a PhD on fibre-integrated single-photon sources for quantum technologies funded by Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub (NQIT).

Supervisor: Dr Peter Mosley
Email: c.parry@bath.ac.uk

John Price

John PriceJohn graduated with an MEng Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle University in 2014 and is a member of the EPSRC funded Quantum Systems Engineering Skills & Training Hub at Imperial College London. He has recently finished the MSc component of his programme and is now pursuing his PhD.

John is investigating quantum memory in diamond

Supervisors: Dr Josh Nunn and Dr Michael Vanner (Imperial College London)
Email: j.price2@bath.ac.uk

Bartlomeij Winter

Bartek WinterBartlomiej (Bartek) completed a 4 year physics master's degree at the University of Bath. Part of the course included a three-month master's project, which was to reduce the duration of ultrafast pulses using photonic crystal fibres through non-linear optical effects. His supervisors for the project were Dr Enrico Da Como and Dr Andriy Gorbach.

Now as a PhD student within the CPPM he works on the development of ultraviolet optical fibres.

Supervisors: Professor William Wadsworth and Professor Tim Birks
Email: b.winter@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