Our research students

We are building a vibrant cluster of expertise in ultrafast nonlinear optics, ultrafast photonic technologies, and AI-powered photonic quantum technologies.

We welcome talented PhD students to continue their career at the forefront of emergent photonic properties in complex nonlinear optical systems.

Together with internationally respected research institutes and leading industry partners, they are applying their diverse knowledge and expertise to advance fundamental discoveries on photonics - accelerating its potential to transform the way we live and work.

Photograph of Andrew Cooper in the lab

Andrew Cooper

Andrew has a European Research Council studentship. He is working on modelling and experiments with a Micro-Comb laser, to improve control and understanding of the system.

His publications include:

Photograph of Antonio Cutrona in the lab

Antonio Cutrona

Antonio has a Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) studentship - Demonstrator of a Micro-Comb Laser for Portable Atomic Clock.

His publications include:

Photograph of Debayan Das in the lab

Debayan Das

Debayan is investigating optical frequency combs in micro-resonators or 'microcombs'. He is studying their dynamics, which includes the observation of their formation and subsequent interactions both experimentally and theoretically.

His publications include:

Vivek Kumar

As part of his doctoral thesis research, Vivek is investigating Terahertz wave control in scattering media for imaging and focusing applications. He receives a studentship from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.