I’m a research scientist in the field of photonics and quantum technologies, based at Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. (Cambridge, UK) and part of the UK Quantum Communications Hub (led by University of York).
Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling and detecting light. My research aims to improve our understanding of light-matter interaction in glass optical fibres and lasers for the development of new optical technologies for scientific, industrial and medical applications. Currently, I’m focussed on the opportunities offered by exploiting quantum physics to develop new quantum communication technologies. Prior to this, my focus was on high-power pulsed laser development, including the study of nanomaterials, and I maintain an interest in exploring the application of emerging machine intelligence approaches to advance photonic devices.
I am also passionate about promoting science through public engagement and outreach, and include additional links and resources on my science communication page.
I received an MA and MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge in 2012, including a research project at the Cambridge Graphene Centre. After this, I moved to the Femtosecond Optics Group at Imperial College London to study for a PhD, followed by a one-year EPSRC Fellowship continuing my research with the group. In January 2017 I moved to Sydney, Australia to take up an MQ Research Fellowship at Macquarie University, before returning to Cambridge in early 2019 to join Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. as part of the UK Government’s Quantum Communications Hub.