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

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Georgia Adam

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Milan Adelt


Projects 2001 2023

Fraunhofer UK Research Limited: Studentship Agreement | Toon, Miles

Dawson, M., Strain, M. & Toon, M.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

DTP 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | McArthur, Ruairidh

Jaroszynski, D., Noble, A. & McArthur, R.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 1973 2019

12th FluoroFest International Workshop April 24–26, 2017

Birch, D. J. S., 29 Jan 2018, In : Methods and Applications in Fluorescence . 6, 1, 2 p., 020201

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

3D matters! 3D-RISM and 3D convolutional neural network for accurate bioaccumulation prediction

Sosnin, S., Misin, M., Palmer, D. S. & Fedorov, M. V., 19 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 30, 7 p., 32LT03

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

molecular theory
Spatial distribution
Neural networks
spatial distribution
Open Access
3D printers
Periodic structures
Millimeter waves


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)

Research Personnel

Activities 1995 2019

13th International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors

Martin, R. (Member of programme committee)
7 Jul 201912 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

Imagine Quantum

Marco Piani (Presenter)
16 Jun 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Young Atom Opticians Conference

Sutter, J. (Member of programme committee)
1 Apr 201829 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference



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


Electrons Make Waves

Adrian Cross (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Other