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Personal Statement

Gian-Luca Oppo is the 1796 Freeland Chair in Natural Philosophy since 2015. He graduated from the Institute of Optics and the University of Florence, Italy, in 1983. He worked at the Universities of Toronto (1985-1987), Drexel in Philadelphia (1987-1989) and Nice (1989). Oppo joined Strathclyde in 1989 and became professor in 1998. Together with William Firth and Stephen Barnett, Oppo built the Computational Nonlinear and Quantum Optics group that was flagged 5* in the RAE in 2001. He created the Institute of Complex Systems at Strathclyde with Des Higham (Mathematics) in 2007. In 2011 Oppo was awarded the Occhialini Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics and the Italian Physical Society for outstanding insights into spatio-temporal dynamics of lasers, nonlinear and quantum optical systems, achieved through the development and application of powerful techniques for large-to-small-scale computing. In 2014 Oppo was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for Most Enthusiastic Teacher at Strathclyde. Oppo's research profile and citations are available on Google Scholar

Academic / Professional qualifications

  • Winner of the Occhialini medal and prize (2011)
  • Winner of the Teaching Excellence Award (2016)
  • Winner of the Teaching Excellence Award (2014)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2012)
  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America (1999)
  • Fellow of the institute of Physics (1997)

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Research Output

Asymmetric balance in symmetry breaking

Garbin, B., Fatome, J., Oppo, G-L., Erkintalo, M., Murdoch, S. G. & Coen, S., 28 May 2020, In : Physical Review Research. 2, 2, 12 p., 023244.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Complex structures in cavities with media displaying EIT: coexistence, defects and selection mechanism

    Eslami, M., Kheradmand, R. & Oppo, G-L., 10 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 53, 7, 10 p., 075402.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Thesis

    Dynamics of impurities and trapped Bose-Einstein Condensates

    Author: Lena, R. G., 22 Jun 2020

    Supervisor: Daley, A. (Supervisor) & Oppo, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Localisation of Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices

    Author: Campbell, R., 25 May 2018

    Supervisor: Oppo, G. (Supervisor) & Robb, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    1796 Freeland Chair of Natural Philosophy

    Gian-Luca Oppo (Recipient), 1 Jan 2015

    Prize: Appointment

  • Awarded the Occhialini Medal and Prize 2011

    Gian-Luca Oppo (Recipient), 26 Sep 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Yueyue Wang

    Gian-Luca Oppo (Host)
    1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

    Nonlinear Photonics Conference

    Gian-Luca Oppo (Chair)
    1 Jul 20188 Jul 2018

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