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Personal Statement

I am  Associate Team Leader in the Photonic Materials and Devices group at the Institute of Photonics of the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland). My overarching aims are:
➢    To conduct excellent, collaborative research in Photonics and enable technologies for addressing grand challenges and delivering impact
➢    To develop the experts of the future through research

My research in Photonics at the interface of Nanotechnology and Life Sciences contributes:
➢    To further the scientific knowledge of photonic devices and materials including novel colloidal semiconductors and nanomaterials
➢    To develop functional device technologies and instrumentation for healthcare, science, optical communications and emerging applications

My current research themes include:
•    Colloidal quantum dots and perovskites color converters for LEDs and lasers
•    Colloidal semiconductor lasers
•    DNA photonics for sensing
•    Hybrid, mechanically-flexible sources for phototherapy

My interests also cover epitaxial inorganic semiconductor structures and devices, microchip semiconductor disk lasers and optical fibre-based devices.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde


Master of Engineering, Universite de Rennes I


Université de Bretagne Occidentale


External positions

DiCon Fiberoptics


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Projects 2008 2025

Research Output 2004 2019

9 Downloads (Pure)

Amplifying organic semiconductor waveguide based nanocrystal sensor

Jankauskas, M., Guilhabert, B., Dawson, M. D. & Laurand, N., 28 Jan 2019, 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Nanotechnology. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Open Access
organic semiconductors
spontaneous emission

Design of linear and star-shaped macromolecular organic semiconductors for photonic application

Kanibolotsky, A. L., Laurand, N., Dawson, M. D., Turnbull, G. A., Samuel, I. D. W. & Skabara, P. J., 9 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Accounts of Chemical Research . p. 1-28 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electron affinity
Semiconducting organic compounds
Ionization potential
organic semiconductors
Phase behavior


Colloidal quantum dot and hybrid lasers

Author: McLellan, L., 1 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Laurand, N. (Supervisor) & Dawson, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Micro-transfer printing for visible light communications applications

Author: Rae, K. J., 1 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Dawson, M. (Supervisor) & Laurand, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Best Young Researcher

Nicolas Laurand (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2008 2018

Wearable LED-based device for phototherapy applications

Nicolas Laurand (Contributor), Francesca Farell (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (Journal)

Nicolas Laurand (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review