The Department of Physics provides PhD studentship funding for exceptional candidates in all research areas relevant to the Photonics and Nanotechnology Group. These include
- Functional nanoparticles and nanostructures
- Cell and single molecule biophysics
- Nano- and bio-imaging
- Nanophotonics and plasmonics
Spin-orbit interaction of light in nanophotonics
Applications of nanophotonics, the science that studies the behaviour of light in nanostructures, are ubiquitous in diverse areas such as information and communication technologies, healthcare, and sensing. Some challenges exist, such as achieving, at an ultrafast rate, the switching of light into different routes, or the synthesis and analysis of light polarizations. Spin-orbit interactions of light is a newly emerging field that can provide fundamental solutions to these challenges. It exploits the interactions that exist between polarization of light (spin angular momentum) and wave-vector or propagation direction of light (orbital angular momentum). These spin-orbit interactions can be dramatically enhanced in engineered optical nanostructures. For more information contact: Francisco Rodriguez Fortuno firstname.lastname@example.org
Further details of potential supervisors and research areas available:
- Dr Wayne Dickson , nanofabrication, nanophotonics, plasmonics
- Dr Sergi Garcia-Manyes , Atomic force microscopy,
- Prof Mark Green Nanoparticles, quantum dots, organometallic chemistry, Conjugated polymers, imaging, biosynthesis.
Dr Francisco Rodriguez Fortuno nanophotonics, plasmonics, optical forces, electromagnetic levitation, novel effects from photon polarization.
Prof Samjid Mannan , electronic materials, sintered electronic interconnects, electromigration
- Dr Patrick Mesquida , bionanotechnology, miniaturized biosensors, single-molecule electrical detection
- Professor David Richards , nanophotonics, plasmonics, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, RAMAN
- Prof Shahriar Sajjadi-Emami , nanoparticles, nano emulsion
- Prof Klaus Suhling , fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, scanning probe spectroscopies, bio and nano imaging.
- Professor Anatoly Zayats , nanophotonics, plasmonics, nanodevices