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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 2019

Fraunhofer UK Research Limited: Studentship Agreement | Jankauskas, Marius

Laurand, N., Dawson, M. & Jankauskas, M.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | McPhillimy, John Robert

Strain, M., Laurand, N. & McPhillimy, J. R.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 2004 2018

Open Access
organic semiconductors
spontaneous emission

An organic semiconductor laser platform for the detection of DNA by AgNP plasmonic enhancement

McConnell, G., Mabbott, S., Kanibolotskyy, A. L., Skabara, P. J., Graham, D., Burley, G. A. & Laurand, N., 18 Sep 2018, In : Langmuir. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
organic lasers
Semiconducting organic compounds
organic semiconductors
Semiconductor lasers


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

Inorganic perovskite crystals for fast color-conversion applications

Nicolas Laurand (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