XM2 Graduation Summer 2019

On 15th July, we held a post-graduation celebration for the PGRs graduating in the summer ceremony. These included not only students from our first cohort but also students from our second cohort. Their peers, other PGRs and academic staff joined to congratulate them on their fantastic achievement. These graduates have...

PGR Henry Fernandez submits his PhD thesis

Congratulations to PGR Henry Fernandez, who has recently submitted his PhD thesis titled “Optical and Electronic Study of Hybrid Light-Matter States” supervised by Prof. Bill Barnes, and Prof. Saverio Russo. This thesis extends a description of his recently published work titled “Electrically Tuneable Exciton-Polaritons through Free Electron Doping in Monolayer...

New Publication: Vibrational strong coupling with surface plasmons and the presence of surface plasmon stop bands

Congratulations to 4th year PGR Kishan Menghrajani, who is lead author on ‘Vibrational strong coupling with surface plasmons and the presence of surface plasmon stop bands’, published in ACS Photonics. The authors present results from experiments and numerical simulations to show that surface plasmon modes provide convenient open cavities for...

New publication: ‘A Nonvolatile Phase‐Change Metamaterial Color Display’

Congratulations to PGR Santiago Garcia-Cuevas Carrillo, who is the lead author on ‘A Nonvolatile Phase‐Change Metamaterial Color Display’, recently published in Advanced Optical Materials. Co-authors include fourth year PGR  Liam Trimby and Prof. C. David Wright. Abstract Chalcogenide phase‐change materials, which exhibit a marked difference in their electrical and optical properties when...

PGR Kavya Sreeja Sadanandan presents poster at ISFOE Conference

First year PGR Kavya Sreeja Sadanandan presented a poster on ‘Graphene coated textile fabrics for wearable electronics’ at the 12th International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics Conference (ISFOE 2019), held in Thessaloniki, Greece from 1st to 4th July. ISFOE is the biggest scientific & technology event in Flexible Organic &...

Prof. Bill Barnes wins the Thomas Young Prize and Medal 2019

Congratulations to Prof. Bill Barnes who has been awarded the Thomas Young Prize and Medal 2019 from the Institute of Physics. The award is made for distinguished contributions to optics, including work related to physics outside the visible region. Bill was awarded this prize for his outstanding contributions to the development...

Gooch and Housego Industry Visit

In May this year, our first year PGRs (Cohort 5) visited Gooch and Housego, a global leader in photonics technology in Torquay, for an insight into their company and the wider industry. G&H are experts across a uniquely broad range of photonic technologies – crystal growth, optical materials processing, acousto-optics...

David Newman presents poster at York-Tohoku-Kaiserslautern Research Symposium

On 12th-14th June, first year PGR David Newman attended the York-Tohoku-Kaiserslautern Research Symposium on “New Concept Spintronic Devices”. The symposium is a result of the JSPS Core-to-Core programme that pairs Japanese universities with world-leading universities. David presented a poster titled”Time-resolved X-ray detected ferromagnetic resonance measurements of a CoFe/NiO/Fe/NiFe multilayer structure”....

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