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Personal Statement

I lead the Colloidal Photonic Materials and Devices team 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, Long-Wavelength Dilute-Nitride Vertical-Cavity Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers, University Of Strathclyde


Award Date: 30 Nov 2006

Master of Engineering, Universite de Rennes I


Award Date: 20 Sept 2000

Université de Bretagne Occidentale


External positions

DiCon Fiberoptics



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