Category: XM2 News

Welcome SAG 2019/2020

As the New Year starts, there are some changes in the student advisory group for the CDT. Third years Emily Glover and Jess Brown are the new co-chairs, with Julia de Pineda Gutierrez stepping down as she approaches the end of her PhD. About her new role, Jess says, ‘I’ve...

Liam Trimby passes his viva!

Congratulations to Liam Trimby, who has passed his viva. He was supervised by Prof. C. David Wright and Dr. Anna Baldycheva.Liam’s thesis was titled ‘Phase-Change Meta-Devices for Tuneable Bandpass Filtering in the Infrared’. The examiners were Prof. Martin Cryan from University of Bristol  and the internal examiner was Dr. Mustafa...

Carlota Ruiz De Galarreta passes her viva!

We are delighted to announce that Carlota Ruiz De Galarreta  has passed her viva. She was supervised by Prof. C. David Wright and Dr. Jacopo Bertolotti. Carlota’s thesis was on “Optical phase-change metasurfaces: novel design concepts to practicable devices”. The examiners were Prof Anatoly Zayats from Kings College London, and the internal...

XM2 Graduation Winter 2019

Congratulations to Thomas Collier, Henry Fernandez, Cameron Gallagher, Santiago García-Cuevas Carrillo, Ben Hogan and Cheng Shi, who graduated on Friday 13th December. We held a post-graduation celebration in Physics SCR, attended by their fellow PGRs and supervisors. These graduates have gone on to a variety of destinations, including both academia (three...

Management Board and Admin- last working dates for this year

Please find below a table the last working days for this year for Management Board and admin team, and their first working day of 2020. We hope you enjoy the festive season! Management Board Staff member Last day in First day back Alastair Hibbins Tuesday 17th December Monday 6th January...

Welcome to our new cohort for 2019!

We have six new students this year- after a very busy induction week, they are eager to start work on their projects! We wish them good luck for the rewarding challenge of the next four years. The new students are: 2019 XM² cohort Theme Project Supervisor 1 Supervisor 2 Supervisor...

Natalie Whitehead submits her thesis!

Congratulations to PGR Natalie Whitehead, who has just submitted her thesis on ‘Making The Grade: Generating and Controlling Spin Waves with a Graded Refractive Index’. Her supervisors were Prof. Volodymyr Kruglyak, Dr. Thomas Philbin and Dr. Simon Horsley. During her degree, Natalie has been prolific in her Outreach work. As...

Tom Collier submits his thesis!

Congratulations to fourth year PGR Tom Collier, who has submitted his thesis, ‘Doubled-Gated Quantum Rings and Nanohelices: from Theory to Novel Applications’. As well as his publications and conference presentations, in April 2018, Tom made an industry visit to De La Salle University, in the Phillipines, where he worked with...

Henry Fernández passes his viva!

Many congratulations to PGR Henry Fernández, who this week passed his viva with minor corrections. Henry’s thesis title was ‘Optical and Electronics Study of Hybrid Light-Matter States’. His supervisors were Bill Barnes and Saverio Russo, with the examiners being Rob Hicken (internal) and Said Rodriguez, from AMOLF in the Netherlands. During his...

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