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Senior Staff

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Dr. Jason Greenwood

Jason is Associate Director of Education in the School of Mathematics and Physics at QUB, and has been researching atomic and molecular dynamics on femtosecond lasers for the past 20 years. He is currently at the forefront of efforts to study process in complex and chiral molecules on timescales approaching the attosecond domain.
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Prof. Ian Williams

Ian is a Professor of Physics and currently Director of Education for Physics and Astronomy in the School of Mathematics and Physics. He has been a lecturer at QUB since 1985 and, after significant research in the area of electron-ion scattering, he has nearly 20 years of research experience in atomic and molecular dynamics in intense laser fields.

PhD Students

Caoimhe Bond

Caoimhe has an integrated Masters degree from Queen's and first joned the group for her Masters project.  Her research is on chiral indentification using femtosecond lasers.

Past Members and PhD Thesis

Dr. Simone De Camillis
PhD student 2013-2016, Supervisor: Dr Jason Greenwood.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellowship at Macquarie University, Australia
Thesis: Ultrafast Dynamics in Gas-Phase Building Blocks of Life

Dr. Jordan Miles
PhD student 2013-2016, Supervisor: Dr Jason Greenwood.
Currently: Principle Scientist for Optics Research at Camlin Technologies Ltd.
Thesis: Detection of Chiral Organic Compounds with Femtosecond Lasers

Dr. Louise Belshaw 
PhD student 2010-2013, Supervisor: Dr Jason Greenwood. 
Currently: Clinical Scientist, Medical Physics Department, Belfast Trust 
lbelshaw01@ qub.ac.uk 
Thesis: Ultrafast Biomolecular Dynamics

Dr. Leigh Graham 
PhD student 2008-2013, Supervisor: Prof. Ian Williams. 
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Weizemann Insitute, Israel 
lgraham15@ qub.ac.uk 
Thesis: Quantum Control of Laser Induced Dynamics of Diatomic Molecular Ions Using Shaped Intense Ultrafast Pulses

Dr Martin Duffy 
PhD student 2009-2012, Supervisor: Dr Jason Greenwood. 
Currently: Optical Engineer at GE Energy Management, Lisburn, Northern Ireland 
mduffy23@ qub.ac.uk 
Thesis: Probing Gas Phase Biomolecules with Femtosecond Lasers

Dr Orla Kelly 
PhD student 2008-2011, Supervisor: Dr Jason Greenwood. 
Currently: Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Manager, Dundee University
Thesis: Electrostatic Storage and Mass Analysis of Polyatomic Molecules

Dr Raymond King
PhD student 2007-2010, Supervisor Prof. Ian Williams.
Currently: Clinical Scientist, Medical Physics Department, Belfast Trust
Thesis: Intense Femtosecond Laser Interactions with Molecules

Dr Chris Calvert 
PhD student 2005-2008, Supervisor Prof. Ian Williams, Postdoctoral Researcher 2008-2011, Research Fellow 2011-2012. 
Currently: Senior R&D Manager at GE Grid Solutions, Lisburn, UK
Thesis: Time-Resolved Ultrafast Dynamics of Fundamental Molecules in Intense Laser Fields