Nicolas Laurand


  • United Kingdom


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Personal profile

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


Award Date: 30 Nov 2006

Master of Engineering, Universite de Rennes I


Award Date: 20 Sep 2000

Université de Bretagne Occidentale


External positions

DiCon Fiberoptics


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Research Output

Hybrid GaN microLED platform for fluorescence sensing

Farrell, F., Bruce, N., He, X., Xie, E., Haughey, A-M., Gu, E., Dawson, M. D. & Laurand, N., 8 Jan 2020. 2 p.

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    Best Young Researcher

    Laurand, Nicolas (Recipient), 2006

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    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

    Photonics (Journal)

    Nicolas Laurand (Guest editor)

    2020 → …

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