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Personal Statement

Research Associate

Biomedical Engineering

John Anderson Building
JA.214
107 Rottenrow E,

University of Strathclyde,

Glasgow

G4 0NG

Telephone: 0141 574 5328

Profile

I am a Research Associate for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde investigating ultra-low loss mirror coatings for gravitational wave detection and high laser damage thresholds.  We conduct pioneering work to develop novel electron cyclotron resonance ion beam deposited coatings, that have exhibited the lowest absorption a-Si coatings published to date. I have taken part in Knowledge Exchange to Indian researchers from TIFR Hyderabad and IISER Pune training in a variety of thin film manufacturing and mechanical characterization.  A custom mechanical ringdown system was designed and commissioned during this training, and in a world-first, was shipped to TIFR Hyderabad. I am currently seeking funding to enter into a collaborative project with Helia Photonics a successful Scottish SME to help develop and establish novel UK manufacturing capabilities of continuously varying refractive index coatings.
  • CENSIS - Fabrication of state-of-the-art notch filters for Raman spectroscopy £56,763.08 – Dec2020
                   In the final stages of application review. This project looks to support the national photonics industry by establishing an entirely UK-based manufacturing chain of Rugate notch filters.
  • Newton-Bhabha Fund £4638 – Nov2019
    Fabricating ultra-low loss mirror coatings in line with LIGO A+             requirements - a comparative investigation into ion beam deposition               (Strathclyde) and advanced magnetron sputtering techniques (TIFR)

Experience

Jul19-Present - Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

 

Oct18-Jul19 – Research Assistant, Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde

 

Oct15-Oct18 – PhD Student, Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

 

Oct14-Oct15 – MSc Student, Centre for Doctoral Training in Diamond Science and Technology, University of Warwick.

 

May15-July15 – Masters Student placement, Fraunhofer UK Research Limited, Glasgow.

 

July15-Oct15 – Masters Student placement, Photonic Nanomaterials Group, Department of Materials, University of Oxford.

 

Publications/conferences

 

 

 

 

Oct 2020 - Publication

Gravitational-wave constraints on the equatorial ellipticity of millisecond pulsars • LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, Abbott, B. P., Angelova, S. V., Gier, C., Hill, P., Reid, S. & Wallace, G. S. • Astrophysics Journal Letters 902, 1, L21.

Feb 2020 – Publication

All-optical tuning of a diamond micro-disk resonator on siliconHill, P., Klitis, C., Guilhabert, B., Sorel, M., Gu, E., Dawson, M. D. & Strain, M. J. • Photonics Research 8, 3, p. 318-324.

Dec 2019 – Publication

Deep Three-Dimensional Solid-State Qubit Arrays with Long-Lived Spin Coherence • C. J. Stephen, B. L. Green, Y. N. D. Lekhai, L. Weng, P. Hill, S. Johnson, A. C. Frangeskou, P. L. Diggle, Y.-C. Chen, M. J. Strain, E. Gu, M. E. Newton, J. M. Smith, P. S. Salter, and G. W. Morley • Photonics Research 8, 3, p. 318-324.

Apr 2019 – Conference talk

Thermally tuneable integrated diamond micro-disk resonators fabricated by micro-assemblyHill, P., Klitis, C., Guilhabert, B., Sorel, M., Gu, E., Dawson, M. D. & Strain, M. J. • LATSIS 2019: Diamond Photonics - EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Sept 2018 – Publication

Thin film diamond membranes bonded on-demand with SOI ring resonatorsHill, P., Gu, E., Dawson, M. D. & Strain, M. J. • Diamond and Related Materials. 88, p. 215-221 7

July 2018 – Publication

Three-dimensional solid-state qubit arrays with long-lived spin coherence • Stephen, C. J., Green, B. L., Lekhai, Y. N. D., Weng, L., Hill, P., Johnson, S., Frangeskou, A. C., Diggle, P. L., Strain, M. J., Gu, E., Newton, M. E., Smith, J. M., Salter, P. S. & Morely, G. W.• Diamond and Related Materials. 88, p. 215-221 7

July 2018 – Conference talk

Micro-assembly of hybrid diamond-Si resonator devicesHill, P. D., Gu, E. & Strain, M. • Advanced Photonics Congress - Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics 2018 - Zurich, Switzerland

DeBeers Diamond conference, University of Warwick, poster presentation, "Hybrid integration of diamond membranes with GaN waveguides" - July 2017

1st Year Physics Ph.D talks, Ross Priory, University of Strathclyde. Conference presentation "Heterogeneous integration of diamond photonic devices on non-native substrates" August 2016. PRIZE: Best Talk

 

 

 

 

 

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Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of Warwick

1 Oct 20141 Oct 2015

Award Date: 19 Oct 2015

Bachelor of Science, University of the West of Scotland

1 Oct 20091 Jul 2014

Award Date: 9 Jul 2014

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