Research Staff

Dr Graham Gibson 

Research Fellow 

Research Interests: SWIR imaging and computer vision for detecting and imaging gas leaks. Single-pixel imaging in the IR and VIS spectral regions. Structured sound (OAM) and rotational Doppler shifts.

Address: 154, Kelvin Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Telephone: +44 141 330 6403
Email: Graham.Gibson@glasgow.ac.uk 

Dr Claire Cisowski 

Royal Society Newton International Fellow

Research InterestsStructured light (OAM beams, vector beams, Poincaré beams), geometric phases of light, integrated optics.

Dr Simon Peter Mekhail 

Research Associate

Research Interests: Low-light imaging, Quantum imaging, Endoscopy, Fiber communication, Compressive sensing, Image reconstruction, Machine learning

Address: 154, Kelvin Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Telephone: 01413302000; ext: 0894

Dr Paul-Antoine Moreau 

Research Fellow

Research Interests: Quantum Optics, quantum imaging, structured light.

Dr Daan Stellinga  

Research Associate

Research Interests: Light propagation in situations where phase velocity and group velocity matter: imaging & lidar through multimode fibres; group velocity measurements of complex light fields. Computational ghost imaging: novel reconstruction algorithms and unconventional patterns; complex field reconstruction.

Address: 154, Kelvin Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Telephone: +44 141 3302000, ext: 0894
Email: daan.stellinga@glasgow.ac.uk 

PhD Students

Amy McWilliam 

Research: My PhD project involves the generation of vector beams in order to determine correlations between different degrees of freedom, with the aim of identifying classical analogues to quantum entanglement. The focus will also be given to the propagation of vectorial light fields through nonlinear media.

Email: a.mcwilliam.1@research.gla.ac.uk 

Osian Wolley 

Research: My PhD project is investigating imaging with the use of quantum illumination and machine learning, the aim being imaging with near-total rejection of background light and detector noise. Potential applications include microscopy, bio-imaging and security. 

Email: o.wolley.1@research.gla.ac.uk 

Mustafa Al Khafaji 

Research: PhD topic revolves around inertial sensing, where the goal is to develop a magnetometer using the precession of warm atom's (at room temperature) spin polarisation, enhanced by vector vortex light in order to measure the magnitude and alignment of external magnetic fields.

Email: m.al-khafaji.1@research.gla.ac.uk 

Francesco Castellucci 

PhD student and Early Stage Researcher

Research: Atom optics, structured light I am studying the interaction between light with structured polarization and cold atoms mediated by the magnetic field. The goal is to reach a level where we can imprint an arbitrary population pattern spatially on the atoms using structured light.

Address: 156, Kelvin Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Email: francesco.castellucci@glasgow.ac.uk 

Thomas Gregory 

Research: Quantum Enhanced Imaging, Quantum Optics, Ghost Imaging

Address: 156, Kelvin Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Email: t.gregory.1@research.gla.ac.uk 

Ryan Hawley 

Research: During my PhD I am investigating the use of a simple glass cone (Fresnel cone) to generate broadband vector vortex beams, for application in both single-shot polarimetry and resolution enhancement in optical microscopy.

Address: 156, Kelvin Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Email: r.hawley.1@research.gla.ac.uk 

Harry Jimbrown 

Research: Investigating cold atom memories and fundamental vectorial light-matter interactions. With the potential of exploring the possibility of vector-enhanced sensing and imaging.

Email: h.jimbrown.1@research.gla.ac.uk 

Lena Mertens

(PhD student)


Laura O'Donnell 

Research: My PhD project mainly focuses on optimising the detection of back-scattered light by shaping the wavefront of the incident light. The aim is to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of sensing and imaging technologies such as LIDAR, gas detection and laser microphones.

Address: 155, Kelvin Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Email: l.odonnell.2@research.gla.ac.uk 

Honorary Members/Visitors

Dr Eric Yao 

Senior Lecturer

Physics Education and Research: My main area of interest is in holistic student-centred teaching interventions that enhance learning. This encompasses projects ranging from epistemology and learning theories to student data analysis and specific learning & assessment recipes. My expertise and strong track record are in maximising student effort and student self-efficacy.

Address: Room 232a, Kelvin Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Telephone: +44 141 330 6190
Email: eric.yao@glasgow.ac.uk 

Dr Chunfang Wang  

Honorary Research Fellow

Research Interests:

Address: 156, Kelvin Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Email: chunfang.wang@glasgow.ac.uk 

Prof Sebastião Pádua 

Honorary Senior Research Fellow
SUPA Visiting Lecturer

Research Interests: Quantum optics, quantum information and nonlinear optics: High dimensional quantum states characterization and application, quantum imaging, quantum interferometry, photonic circuits, structured light, foundations of quantum physics, topological phase.

Telephone: 05531994406712
Email: sebastiao.padua@glasgow.ac.uk