Organization profile

Organisation profile

Major investment in research excellence, targeted developments of recognised strengths and successful leadership of external collaborations have fostered an innovating and dynamic physics research community at Strathclyde. A strategic decision to concentrate critical mass in areas of research underpinned by optical sciences was implemented in 2002. Recognised strengths in computational optics, photonics, plasma physics, biomolecular physics, and widegap semiconductors led to a reorganisation of the Department into three complementary research divisions – Nanoscience, Optics, and Plasmas. Evidence of international standing in these targeted areas comes not only from high impact publications, leadership of national and international projects, and strong and sustained growth in research income, but also from highly effective knowledge transfer through industrial engagement and commercially significant outputs. Theory and experiment work together to enhance the pull-through of fundamental physics to applications, and underpin effective realisation of an expanding range of multidisciplinary initiatives.

Multi-million-pound extra-University collaborations, notably within the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) and industry, and expanded intra-University collaborations have led to significant enhancements in our research portfolio. These have reinforced existing excellence and, at the same time, enabled us to make rapid impact in emerging multidisciplinary areas, such as nanometrology, complexity, quantum optics and laser-plasma based nuclear physics and ion acceleration.

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lasers Physics & Astronomy
pulses Physics & Astronomy
electrons Physics & Astronomy
electron beams Physics & Astronomy
cavities Physics & Astronomy
LIGO (observatory) Physics & Astronomy
gravitational waves Physics & Astronomy
ions Physics & Astronomy

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Profiles

No photo of Georgia Adam

Georgia Adam

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

20192019
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Milan Adelt

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

20172021

Projects 2001 2024

Research Output 1973 2020

High order mode structure of intense light fields generated via a laser-driven relativistic plasma aperture

Duff, M. J., Wilson, R., King, M., Gonzalez-Izquierdo, B., Higginson, A., Williamson, S. D. R., Davidson, Z. E., Capdessus, R., Booth, N., Hawkes, S., Neely, D., Gray, R. J. & McKenna, P., 9 Jan 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 10 p., 105.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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relativistic plasmas
apertures
lasers
polarization
pulses

Luminescence behaviour of semi-polar (10-11) InGaN/GaN "bow-tie" structures on patterned Si substrates

Bruckbauer, J., Trager-Cowan, C., Hourahine, B., Winkelmann, A., Vennéguès, P., Ipsen, A., Yu, X., Zhao, X., Wallace, M. J., Edwards, P. R., Naresh-Kumar, G., Hocker, M., Bauer, S., Müller, R., Bai, J., Thonke, K., Wang, T. & Martin, R. W., 17 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 127, 3, 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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bows
quantum wells
luminescence
cathodoluminescence
defects

Multi-wavelength campaign on NGC 7469 VI. photoionisation modelling of the emission line regions and the warm absorber

Grafton-Waters, S., Branduardi-Raymont, G., Mehdipour, M., Page, M. J., Behar, E., Kaastra, J., Arav, N., Bianchi, S., Costantini, E., Ebrero, J., Gesu, L. D., Kaspi, S., Kriss, G. A., Marco, B. D., Mao, J., Middei, R., Peretz, U., Petrucci, P. -O. & Ponti, G., 10 Jan 2020, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 633, 17 p., A62.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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photoionization
absorbers
wavelength
plasma
wavelengths

Prizes

1796 Freeland Chair of Natural Philosophy

Gian-Luca Oppo (Recipient), 1 Jan 2015

Prize: Appointment

Natural philosophy

2016 PIER Fellowship

Grace Manahan (Recipient), 24 Feb 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Synchrotrons
Germany
Research Personnel
Research

Activities 1995 2020

11th International Particle Accelerator Conference

Bernhard Hidding (Participant)
10 May 202015 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

SPIE Photonics West 2020

Robert Martin (Invited speaker)
1 Feb 20206 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Program Committee meeting for the 47th European Physical Society Plasma Physics conference

Paul McKenna (Participant)
5 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Impacts

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Creation of a cluster of innovative laser companies in Glasgow serving global markets

Erling Riis (Participant), Allister Ferguson (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce

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Electrons Make Waves

Adrian Cross (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Other