Professor Robert Hadfield
- 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 holds a European Research Council Consolidator Grant. He is also a co-investigator of QUANTIC, the 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, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in 2015 and a Fellow of the Optical Society of Amercia in 2016. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and SPIE. 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). He is editor of a major new title in the Springer Quantum Science and Technology Series, Superconducting Devices in Quantum Optics, published in spring 2016.
Professor Hadfield has published 83 peer-reviewed papers in international Journals, including 9 in Nature Journals. His work has attracted more than 2870 citations with an h-index of 28 (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. (2013) Singlet oxygen luminescence detection with a fiber-coupled superconducting nanowire single-photon detector. Optics Express, 21(4), pp. 5005-5013. (doi:10.1364/OE.21.005005)
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. (2012) Fast Path and polarization manipulation of telecom wavelength single photons in lithium niobate waveguide devices. Physical Review Letters, 108(5), 053601. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.053601)
De Greve, K. et al. (2012) Quantum-dot spin–photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength. Nature, 491(7424), pp. 421-425. (doi:10.1038/nature11577)
Tanner, M.G. et al. (2010) Enhanced telecom wavelength single-photon detection with NbTiN superconducting nanowires on oxidized silicon. Applied Physics Letters, 96(22), p. 221109. (doi:10.1063/1.3428960)
European Research Council (ERC)
IRIS Infrared imaging and sensing: the single photon frontier
ERC Consolidator Grant, PI Professor Robert Hadfield, 2015-2019
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
EPSRC Quantum Technology Hub led by Professor Miles Padgett at the University of Glasgow, 2014-2019
Innovate UK Quantum Technologies Feasibility Study led by the UK National Physical Laboratory, 2015-17
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 <email@example.com>
PhD projects available for October 2017 start:
- Mid infrared singe-photon detection with superconducting detectors
- On-chip detectors for mid infrared integrated photonics
For information on PhD funding and the application procedure
Note the deadline for PhD scholarship applications is 15th February 2017
Professor Hadfield's current team:
Postdoctoral Reseach Assoicates/Assistants
- Luke Baker (PhD)
- Andrea Pizzone (PhD)
- Archan Banerjee (PhD)
- Gavin Orchin (PhD)
- Kleanthis Erotokritou (PhD)
- Umberto Nasti (PhD)
- Konstantinos Tsimvrakidis (PhD)
Mentor for fourth year integrated system design project (ISDP4 Module/ENG 4085)