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Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration and Advance Data Storage

Robert Graham

Robert Graham

I joined the CDT in September 2018, having previously completed a Master in Science in Physics at Queen's University Belfast.

CDT PhD/EngD Project Title: Novel Nanophotonic Devices: From Concepts to Applications 

Supervisor: Professor Robert Hadfield, Quantum Sensors Group, University of Glasgow 
A variety of high performance sensor materials (refractory metal nitrides and silicides) will be produced and patterned using the state of the art capability of the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre at the University of Glasgow. High performance optical cavity and nanoantenna structures will be computationally modelled and constructed. Optical testing down to the single photon regime from near to mid infrared wavelengths will be carried out using state of the art capability in the Quantum Sensors group laboratories in UoGI will carry out this project with the aim of creating new superconducting sensor designs, Increasing device performance and explore routes for low cost manufacturing.  

General Research/Science Interests:  
Single Photon detectors. Superconducting materials. Low temperature experimentation. Plasmonic nanostructures. Nanofabrication and design. 

Successful Funding: 
Graham foundation grant 2019 

CDT Involvement: 
2020 Cohort student buddy. 
Impact Activity:  
Coding. Undergraduate teaching.Entrepreneurship Foreign language courses. Presentation skills.  

The friendly and open community of the CDT, from cohort level to the highest level of management. Paired with the great opportunities and connections to both industry partners and university collaborators. 

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