Organization profile

Organisation profile

SUPA is a pooling of physics research and post-graduate education in 8 Scottish universities: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot Watt, St Andrews, Strathclyde and West of Scotland.

SUPA, supported by the Scottish Funding Council, is focused on seven research themes: Astronomy & Space Physics, Condensed Matter & Materials Physics, Energy, Nuclear & Plasma Physics, Particle Physics, Photonics, Physics & Life Sciences.

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    Research Output

    Acceptor state anchoring in gallium nitride

    Cameron, D., O'Donnell, K. P., Edwards, P. R., Peres, M., Lorenz, K., Kappers, M. J. & Boćkowski, M., 9 Mar 2020, In : Applied Physics Letters. 116, 10, 4 p., 102105.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    AEDGE: Atomic experiment for dark matter and gravity exploration in space

    AEDGE, El-Neaj, Y. A., Bingham, R. & Chattopadhyay, S., 4 Mar 2020, In : EPJ Quantum Technology. 7, 27 p., 6.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 10 Downloads (Pure)


    1796 Freeland Chair of Natural Philosophy

    Oppo, Gian-Luca (Recipient), 1 Jan 2015

    Prize: Appointment

    2007 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) Best Student Paper

    Donaldson, Craig (Recipient), 1 Jun 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    2016 PIER Fellowship

    Manahan, Grace (Recipient), 24 Feb 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Collective Effects and Non-Equilibrium Quantum Dynamics

    Thorsten Ackemann (Chair)

    28 Jun 202130 Jun 2021

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

    Neuro-devices for optogenetics

    Niall McAlinden (Speaker)

    4 Nov 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Compact Quantum Dot Biosensor with MicroLED Excitation and Smartphone Detection

    Nicolas Laurand (Invited speaker), Natalie Bruce (Invited speaker) & Francesca Ann Farrell (Contributor)

    Sep 2020 → …

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


    Impact from commercial microfabrication access

    Ian Watson (Participant)

    Impact: Economic and commerce

    Impact from dissemination to public and professional audiences

    Ian Watson (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEducation, Economic and commerce, !!Social impacts

    Semiconductor disk lasers for quantum technologies

    Paulo Moriya (Main contact), Jennifer Hastie (Participant), Anne Tropper (Participant), Jonathan Woods (Participant), Jonathan Woods (Participant), Loyd McKnight (Participant) & James Bain (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External Portal