- Professor of Photonics (Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering)
Robert Hadfield is Head of the Division of Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering. He joined the University of Glasgow as Professor of Photonics in January 2013. Professor Hadfield is a co-investigator of QUANTIC, the newly-launched UK Quantum Technology hub in imaging, led by the University of Glasgow.
He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK in 2003. He was a postdoctoral guest researcher at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado from 2003 to 2006. He returned to the UK in 2007 as a Royal Society University Research Fellow at Heriot-Watt University and was promoted to Reader in Physics in 2009.
He was awarded the 2012 J&E Hall Gold Medal of the Institute of Refrigeration and the 2013 Brian Pippard Prize of the Institute of Physics Superconductivity Group. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2010. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and SPIE and a Member of OSA. He serves on the editoral boards of the Journals Superconductor Science and Technology (IoP), Optics Express (OSA) and Royal Society Open Science (Royal Society of London).
Professor Hadfield has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in international Journals, including 6 in Nature Journals. His work has attracted more than 1950 citations with an h-index is 23 (Web of Science Researcher ID L-8081-2013).
Professor Hadfield leads the Quantum Sensors group at the University of Glasgow.
Website: Quantum Sensors
Gemmell, N.R., McCarthy, A., Liu, B., Tanner, M.G., Dorenbos, S.D., Zwiller, V., Patterson, M.S., Buller, G.S., Wilson, B.C., and Hadfield, R.H.
Singlet oxygen luminescence detection with a fiber-coupled superconducting nanowire single-photon detector.
Optics Express, 21(4),
Bonneau, D., Lobino, M., Jiang, P., Natarajan, C.M., Tanner, M.G., Hadfield, R.H., Dorenbos, S.N., Zwiller, V., Thompson, M.G., and O'Brien, J.L.
Fast Path and polarization manipulation of telecom wavelength single photons in lithium niobate waveguide devices.
Physical Review Letters, 108(5),
De Greve, K. et al.
Quantum-dot spin–photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength.
Tanner, M.G. et al.
Enhanced telecom wavelength single-photon detection with NbTiN superconducting nanowires on oxidized silicon.
Applied Physics Letters, 96(22),
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
EP/M01326Z/1 UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging
EPSRC Quantum Technology Hub led by Professor Miles Padgett at the University of Glasgow, 2014-2019
EP/M508342/1 Integrated superconducting nanobridge fast readout electronics for single photon detector arrays
Innovate UK Quantum Technologies Feasibility Study led by the UK National Physical Laboratory, 2015-16
EP/L024020/1 Engineering photonic quantum technologies
EPSRC Programme Grant in collaboration with Professor Jeremy O'Brien at the University of Bristol, 2014-2019
EP/J007544/1 Semiconductor integrated quantum optical circuits
EPSRC Programme Grant in collaboration with Professor Maurice Skolnick at the University of Sheffield, 2012-2016
EP/I036273/1 Lithium niobate integrated quantum photonics
EPSRC Responsive Mode Grant in collaboration with Professor Jeremy O’Brien at the University of Bristol, 2013-2016
Royal Society of London
‘Ultrafast infrared single-photon detectors’
Royal Society University Research Fellowship 2007-2014
Other UK: EPSRC, NPL, Nuffield Foundation, SU2P, SUPA
International: EF7, EOARD
Applications for research positions at all levels are welcomed: undergraduate internships, PhD research, postdoctoral fellowships and scientific visitors.
Please contact Professor Hadfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For information on PhD funding and the application procedure
Professor Hadfield's current team:
- Robert Kirkwood (PhD)
- Luke Baker (PhD)
- Andrea Pizzone (PhD)
- Archan Banerjee (PhD)
- Gavin Orchin (PhD)
- Kleanthis Erotokritou (PhD)