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New Staff in Physics

Emma MacPherson

My goal is to improve terahertz imaging and spectroscopy techniques for non-invasive diagnosis and monitoring of skin conditions including, but not limited to, skin cancer. I work on several aspects of terahertz imaging and spectroscopy e.g. developing faster THz image data acquisition approaches, devising algorithms to improve the accuracy of THz spectroscopy and investigating potential biomedical applications of terahertz technology.

Mon 23 October 2017, 12:28 | Tags: academic

Matteo Brogi


I work on characterising the atmospheres of planets around other stars (exoplanets), with the aim of determining their composition, structure, and energy balance. I primarily use observations at high spectral resolution taken with ground-based telescopes. Before moving to Warwick I was a NASA Hubble Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder, in the USA. I received my PhD from Leiden University, in the Netherlands.

Matteo joins the Astronomy & Astrophysics group as an Assistant Professor working on the PLATO project.

Tue 03 October 2017, 10:37 | Tags: academic

Daniel Bayliss


I work on discovering and characterising planets outside our Solar System (exoplanets), primarily via the transit and radial velocity methods. I work on both ground-based and space-based missions, currently focusing on NGTS and K2 while preparing for the future TESS and PLATO missions. I did my undergraduate degree in New Zealand, then completed my PhD at Mt Stromlo Observatory in Australia. After a 5-year post-doc in Australia I moved to Switzerland where I worked at Geneva Observatory over the last 3 years.

Daniel joins the Astronomy & Astrophysics group as an Assistant Professor working on the PLATO project.

Fri 01 September 2017, 12:12 | Tags: academic

Grant Kennedy


I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow who works on planetary systems around other stars, in particular the small body populations that are analogues of the asteroids and comets in the Solar System. I did my undergraduate study in New Zealand, my PhD in Australia, and worked in Cambridge for the last 8 years as a postdoc.

Grant joins the Astronomy & Astrophysics group as an Assistant Professor working on the PLATO project.

Fri 01 September 2017, 12:11 | Tags: academic

Dr Animesh Datta


I started as an Asssistant Professor in Theoretical Physics in 2015. I also hold an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship. I will lead the quantum information science group. I received my PhD in Physics in 2008 from the University of New Mexico, working under Carl Caves, after which I held a postdoctoral position at Imperial Collge London. I next held a postdoctoral position at the University of Oxford, where I led my own research group from 2014. My undergraduate degree was a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering (with a minor in Physics) in 2003 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Mon 02 February 2015, 12:03 | Tags: academic

Dr Nicholas Hine

Nick Hine

I completed my PhD in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London, working with Prof Matthew Foulkes, working on Quantum Monte Carlo methods. I then moved on to postdoctoral positions at Imperial and Cambridge and then a Leverhulme Fellowship at Imperial, where I was working on methodology and applications for large-scale electronic structure calculations. Most recently, I was a Winton Advanced Research Fellow managing my own group as part of the Theory of Condensed Matter group at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge.

My current research uses computational simulation to understand the properties of nanomaterials. I am a developer of a software package for Linear-Scaling Density Functional Theory, called ONETEP, which enables us to perform realistic simulations of large systems comprising thousands of atoms. This allows us to study systems as diverse as complex proteins, heterostructure interfaces, molecular crystals, semiconductor nanocrystals, and much more.

Fri 30 January 2015, 08:59 | Tags: academic

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