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Cillian McPolin obtained his MSci degree in physics from Queen's University Belfast in 2011 and subsequently moved to King's, where he received his PhD in 2016 and later undertook postdoctoral nano-optics research. From 2017-18, he was a research associate at Imperial College London and is presently based in the Photonics & Nanotechnology group at King’s.

Research interests

  • Integrated nanophotonic circuitry: waveguides, modulators, directional couplers, sources and detectors
  • Optical nanoantennas for controlling light on the nanoscale
  • Plasmonic photodetectors operating below the bandgap
  • Investigating the optical properties of nanostructures on the nanoscale via cathodoluminescence imaging spectroscopy