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Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Prof. Richard Thompson

Prof. Richard ThompsonEmail:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 3606
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1973-76 BA (Physics), University of Oxford
1976-80 DPhil (Atomic Spectroscopy), University of Oxford
1981-82 Post-Doctoral R A, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe
1982-83 Post-Doctoral R A, University of Oxford
1983-86 Researcher, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington
1986-92 Lecturer, Imperial College London
1992-2003 Reader, Imperial College London
2003-  Professor, Imperial College London

Richard did his DPhil at the University of Oxford in the area of atomic spectroscopy (pressure broadening of spectral lines). He then spent a year working at the Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe on laser spectroscopy of unstable isotopes. After a further year in Oxford working mainly on the Oxford atomic parity violation experiment he moved to the National Physical Laboratory where he was involved in the first UK experiment on laser cooling of trapped ions. He moved to Imperial College as a lecturer in 1986 where he set up experiments on quantum optics with laser-cooled trapped ions. These experiments now include work on Coulomb crystals and ultrahigh resolution spectroscopy.  He is also currently involved in the SPECTRAP project at GSI Darmstadt. He is now a Professor of Experimental Physics at Imperial College.

Prof. Danny Segal (27/8/1960 - 23/9/2015)

Prof. Danny SegalPlease click here to read a tribute to Danny

1980-83 BSc (Physics), University of Manchester
1984-88 PhD, Imperial College
1988-91 Post-Doctoral R A, University of Oxford
1991-93 Post-Doctoral R A, Imperial College London
1993-98 EPSRC Advanced Fellow, Imperial College London
1998-2001 Lecturer, Imperial College London
2001-04 Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London
2004-11 Reader, Imperial College London
2011-  Professor and Senior Tutor of Physics, Imperial College London

Danny did his PhD and early post-doctoral work in collision physics before joining the ion trapping group at Imperial College, initially as a post doc. He is now a Professor of Quantum Optics and his interests lie in using trapped ions for experiments in quantum optics and for tests of fundamental physics. He has been involved in the co-ordination of a number of EU networks including QUBITS, QGATES and SCALA. He was also involved in a collaboration with the Open University (UK) and the University of Hertfordshire (UK) on giant Kerr nonlinearities in EIT systems and has been a visiting Professor at the University of Paris XIII.

Research Associate

Joe Goodwin

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 7864

2005-2009 MSci (Physics), Bristol University
2009-2010 MRes (Controlled Quantum Dynamics), Imperial College London
2010-2015 PhD (Controlled Quantum Dynamics), Imperial College London
2015- EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow, Imperial College London

Joe did his PhD in the Imperial ion trapping group, funded by the Controlled Quantum Dynamics DTC and working on sub-Doppler laser cooling of ions in Penning traps. Since 2015 he has held an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship and continues to work as a post-doctoral research associate in the group.

Graham Stutter

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 7884

2006-2010 MPhys (Physics), University of Manchester
2010-2011 MRes (Controlled Quantum Dynamics), Imperial College London
2011-2016 PhD (Controlled Quantum Dynamics), Imperial College London

Graham did his PhD on multi-ion spectroscopy in a Penning trap. He was funded by the Controlled Quantum Dynamics CDT.

PhD Students

Pavel Hrmo

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 7884

2013-2014 MRes (Controlled Quantum Dynamics), Imperial College
2014 PhD (Controlled Quantum Dynamics), Imperial College London

Pavel is currently working on schemes for efficient ion detection. He is funded by the Controlled Quantum Dynamics DTC.

Vincent Jarlaud

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 7884

2014- PhD (Frontiers in Quantum Technology), Imperial College

Vince is currently working on a direct digital synthesised frequency source for the experiment.

Manoj Joshi

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 7884

2003-2006 BSc (Physics), Kumaun University, Nainital
2007-2009 MSc (Physics), GBPUAT Pantnagar
2009-2010 OCES, BARC Training School
2010-2014 Scientific Officer, BARC, Mumbai
2014- PhD (Frontiers in Quantum Technology), Imperial College

Manoj is currently working on laser intensity stabilisation and on ion detection techniques.

Past Members

Past Post-docs

Dan Crick
Shailen Bharadia
Bakry Abdulla
Danyal Winters
Manuel Vogel
Arno de Lange

Past PhD Students

Sandeep Mavadia
Shailen Bharadia
Sean Donnellan
Dan Crick
Hamid Ohadi
Rafael Castrejón-Pita
Rich Hendricks
Eoin Phillips
Kingston Koo
Hebe Powell

Past MRes/MSc Students

Jieyi Liu
Malcolm Simpson
Franziska Beck