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Research Fellows

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Marco Triches

Dansk Fundamental Metrologi, Denmark

E-mail: martri@fotonik.dtu.dk

 

Originally from Belluno (Italy), Marco received a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Padova in 2012. During his studies he focused on experimental physics, taking his thesis project abroad, at DTU Nanotech, Denmark. In the group of Prof O. Hansen he fabricated and studied the physics beyond the electret-based energy harvester, developing specific silicon micro-fabrication techniques as well as a theoretical model that explains the harvester behaviour.Marco pursues his research in standard frequency of measurement, investigating the HC-CPF application for laser frequency noise reduction in the 1Hz to 100 kHz bandwidth.

 

Mattia-Michieletto

Mattia Michieletto

NKT Photonics A/S, Denmark

E-mail: matmic@fotonik.dtu.dk


Originally from Treviso (Italy), Mattia obtained a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Padova. During his studies he focused on condensed matter physics and optics. In the group of Prof C. Sada, under the supervision of Dr Marco Bazzan, he investigated the temperature dependence of the photorefractive effect in iron doped lithium niobate. In QTea, Mattia began studies in the fibre sensors and super continuum group at DTU, Copenhagen. He concentrates on the design and fabrication of novel large core hollow-core fibres for transport of high brightness laser signals, which are to be used for trapping and probing atomic gasses.

 

 Nazanin-Hoghooghi  

Nazanin Hoghooghi

TOPTICA

E-mail: nazanin.hoghooghi@toptica.com


Originally from Brujerd (Iran), Nazanin obtained a PhD in Optics from University of Central Florida. During her PhD, she developed a high-speed linear intensity modulator based on an injection-locked semiconductor laser and development of semiconductor-based high repetition rate mode-locked laser stabilized to an intra-cavity Fabry Perot etalon. She was a Postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley working on the development of a low noise millimetre wave source using photonics techniques. Nazanin contributes towards using laser stabilization techniques in the development of low noise optical frequency comb sources and frequency dissemination via stabilized Fibre links.

 

 Gerogios-Voulazeris  

Georgios Voulazeris

University of Birmingham

E-mail: g.voulazeris@pgr.bham.ac.uk


Originally from Athens (Greece), George graduated from the University of Athens. He obtained his masters degree in Microelectronics in collaboration with the Institute of Microelectronics, NCSR "Demokritos", in 2013. His specialization as an undergraduate student was on Solid State Physics. George pursues his training at ARKeX and at the University of Birmingham in identifying potential applications and deployment routes for quantum sensors in geophysical sector as well as in enhancing superconducting and atomic gravity gradiometers for geophysical research and resource discovery.

 

 Dariusz-Swierad  

Dariusz Świerad

University of Birmingham

E-mail: d.swierad@bham.ac.uk

 


Originally from Toruń (Poland), Dariusz graduated from the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics of Nicolaus Copernicus University in 2012. During his studies he focused both on theoretical and experimental physics, writing a thesis about Simple Modelling of the Optical Feshbach Resonances. After graduation, he continued on collaboration within Prof Roman Ciuryło group where he was working on theoretical qualities of the scattering length, obtaining new recursive formula for the scattering length. He also worked on experiments aiming building the Optical Atomic Clock and creating the mixture of Rubidium and Mercury. His QTea project is the construction and operation of a mobile optical Strontium clock, with applications in time keeping as well as geodesy and gravity measurements.

 

 Clemens-Rammeloo

Clemens Rammeloo

University of Birmingham
E-mail: c.v.rammeloo@bham.ac.uk

Clemens obtained his Master of Science degree in Applied Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. For his graduation thesis he worked on a project in the Coherence and Quantum Technology group of Prof. Jom Luiten where he researched methods of measuring the electron beam quality from an ultra cold plasma source. Following his interest in the physics of ultra cold atoms and its applications, Clemens joined the QTea network as an Early Stage Researcher. At the University of Birmingham he performs research on a mobile gravity gradiometer based on atom interferometry.

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Thomas Georg Ponath

University of Hamburg
E-mail: Thomas.Georg.Ponath@uni-hamburg.de


Thomas obtained his Masters at ETH Zurich, Switzerland working on a super-resolution microscopy set-up in a cell biological research group. He investigated an approach to extend 2D single molecule localization microscopy techniques towards obtaining three-dimensional position information. He works now in the group of Prof. Sengstock at IPL Hamburg on Ytterbium quantum degenerate gases in optical lattices. He investigates fundamental interaction properties of Ytterbium in many body systems with spectroscopic measurements on the clock transition which will enable him to evaluate the perspectives of Ytterbium for potential applications in quantum sensors and time keeping devices.

 Saurabh  

Saurabh Pandey

IESL- FORTH

E-mail:pandey@iesl.forth.gr

 

At the end of his sophomore year, Saurabh accomplished his first research endeavour at University of California, Berkeley where he did a project on "Detection of magnetic microparticles using microfabricated atomic magnetometer" under the supervision of Prof Dmitry Budker. He then joined Prof Kim's group at the Seoul National University as a summer intern and worked on a project "Radiation through sub wavelength holes". He finished his Master’s thesis under the guidance of Prof Rai on the project ‘Optical properties of rare earth ions doped crystals and glasses', the UGC sponsored project at ISM Dhanbad. He has also been part of FOCUS- a coaching institute from 2008-2010 as a teacher where he taught various physics courses. Within QTea, his project focuses on the implementation of radio-dressed frequency potentials for the realisation of circular waveguides for ultra-cold neutral atoms with applications for ultra-sensitive rotation sensing, i.e. a guided matterwave Sagnac interferometer.

 

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Niko Pavlicek

IBM

E-mail: PAV@zurich.ibm.com


Originally from Germany, Niko obtained his PhD from University of Regensburg in 2013 performing scanning probe microscopy on ultrathin insulating films in the group of Prof J. Repp. During his PhD, combined low temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) revealed a molecular switch based on two stable configurations of a sulfur-containing organic molecule. By scanning tunnelling spectroscopy, he investigated dissipation when tunnelling into and out of the frontier molecular orbitals of pentacene molecules adsorbed on different insulating films. He also developed a low-temperature STM head for use in high magnetic fields. In QTea, Niko explores experimental setups combining AFM with tuning fork sensors and cold atoms at IBM.

 

 Adnan-Muhammad  

Muhammad Adnan

CNRS
E-mail: Muhammad.Adnan@xlim.fr
Orignally from Pakistan, Muhammad completed his Masters in Physics in Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan where he also took on teaching Physics. He started his experimental work in laser cooling and trapping of Rb in September 2009 in Professor Jin Tae Kim's group in Chosun University, South Korea. He made cycling traps using both isotopes of Rb(85, 87). He now works on laser cooling of atoms in Hollow-Core Photonic Crystal Fibres (HC-PCF) at CNRS to study atoms-surface interactions in detail.

 

 Amruta  

Amruta Gadge

The University of Nottingham

E-mail: Amruta.Gadge@nottingham.ac.uk


Originally from Mumbai, Amruta completed her Masters in University of Pune in India. During this time she worked in a laser cooling lab at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. She was also involved in setting up an experiment to achieve single beam pyramidal Magneto Optical Trap. She then joined Raman Research Institute in Bangalore, as a Junior Research Fellow where she worked on a few experiments on Magneto Optical Trap of Rubidium atoms. She works on a "Chip based atomic surface probe" project under the supervision of Prof Peter Krüger.

 

 Sindhu-Jammi  

Sindhu Jammi

The University of Nottingham

E-mail: Sindhu.Jammi@nottingham.ac.uk

 

Sindhu graduated with a BS-MS degree from IISER in Pune where she worked in the Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics lab on setting up the imaging system for the Rubidium-87 BEC experiment and incorporated the programme required to calculate the number and temperature of a cold atoms cloud into the system. For her Masters project, she designed a Zeeman Slower and built the solenoid required for Strontium-87 for the Optical Clock experiment. She works on a project to "integrate hollow core photonic crystal fibres into an atom chip environment", which aims a guiding cold atoms into the fibres. The system will form a basis for spin-squeezing and quantum memory applications.

 

 Noaman-Mohammad  

Noaman Mohammad

Mainz

E-mail: monoaman@uni-mainz.de


Noaman obtained an integrated Bachelors and Masters (BS-MS) degree from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune. For his final year BS-MS project, he worked on the experimental realization of a Quantum Levy Kicked Rotor using ultra-cold Rb atoms in the research group of Prof Umakant Rapol and Prof Santhanam. The goal for this project was to increase the understanding and to control the process of environment induced decoherence. Within QTea, he works on a project to study the decoherence properties of atoms transported through a hollow core photonic band gap fibre.

 

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Ivan Alonso

IESL-FORTH

E-mail: i.alonso@iesl.forth.gr


Ivan completed his Bachelor's Degree in Physics at the University of Valladolid in Spain. In 2008 he started his MsC in Instrumentation in Physics followed by his PhD at the Applied Physics Department. During this period he worked on the Equilibrium Thermodynamic characterization of liquids, liquid mixtures, the microscopic interpretation of the data via well-known statistical models based on the Guggenheim (quasi-Ising) lattice model, Flory equation of state and contribution group methods like DISQUAC and UNIFAC. His current interests are in phase transitions, collective phenomena and systems at extremely measurement conditions showing quantum effects like BEC.

 

 

Management and Supervisory Board

Thomas Fernholz

Thomas Fernholz

QTea Coordinator

University of Nottingham
Thomas.Fernholz@nottingham.ac.uk
Jan-Hald

Jan Hald

Project Supervisor

DFM

jha@dfm.dtu.dk

kruger

Peter Krüger

Training Manager

University of Nottingham
Peter.Kruger@nottingham.ac.uk
Vincent Boyer

Vincent Boyer

Deputy Coordinator

University of Birmingham
V.Boyer@bham.ac.uk

 Ole-Bang

 

Ole Bang

PhD Supervisor

DTU

oban@fotonik.dtu.dk
KaiBongs

Kai Bongs

Work Package Leader

Technologies

University of Birmingham

k.bongs@bham.ac.uk

Olof-Hallonsten

Olof Hallonsten

Innovation and Policy Consultant

Lund University

Olof.Hallonsten@fpi.lu.se

Juergen-Stuhler

Juergen Stuhler

Industrial Representative

TOPTICA

juergen.stuhler@toptica.com

Leo-Gross

Leo Gross

Communications Manager

IBM

LGR@zurich.ibm.com

Fetah-Benabid

Fetah Benabid

Work Package Leader

Technologies 

University of Limoges
f.benabid@xlim.fr
Wolf-von-Klitzing-New

Wolf von Klitzing

Events Manager

IESL-FORTH

wvk@iesl.forth.gr
Klaus-Sengstock

Klaus Sengstock

Work Package Leader

Concepts

University of Hamburg

sengstock@physik

.uni-hamburg.de
Christoph-Becker

Christoph Becker

Project Supervisor

University of Hamburg

cbecker@physnet.uni-hamburg.de
Patrick-Windpassinger

Patrick Windpassinger

Project Supervisor

University of Mainz

windpass@uni-mainz.de

QTea coordination:

School of Physics & Astronomy, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Email: thomas.fernholz@nottingham.ac.uk