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

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 

Jakub Bělín 

Research: Transformation optics, Invisibility, Diffraction theory, Optics in curved spaces

Address: 156, Kelvin Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Email: j.belin.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@glagow.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