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Members of the PSI

The Photon Science Institute is truly cross and multi-disciplinary in nature. There are currently more than 100 academics from across the faculties within The University of Manchester, who make up the membership of the Institute. All academic Members are employed within a school of The University and to find out more about each individual you may wish to follow the link to their research profile or group webpage. The directory below lists the academic staff currently affiliated to the Institute.

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Name/email Research interests Research Group, School
Allan, Viki Prof
  • Protein trafficking
  • Vesicular transport & membrane fusion
  • Microtubule motor proteins
Cell Organisation & Dynamics Research Group, Life Sciences
Billowes, Jon Prof
  • Nuclear physics
  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Radioactive ion beams
  • Resonance ionization spectroscopy
  • Laser ion sources
  • Mass separators
  • Ion cooling
  • Ion traps
Nuclear Physics Research Group, Physics & Astronomy
Binks, David Dr
  • Laser physics
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Photophysics of polymers & nanoparticles
  • Optics
Photon Physics Research Group, Physics & Astronomy
Casiraghi, Cinzia Dr
  • Graphene
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Disordered carbons
  • Surface properties

Nanoscience and Spectroscopy, Structure and Dynamics, and Materials Chemistry, Chemistry

Collison, David Prof
  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • f-element chemistry
  • EPR (ESR) spectroscopy
  • Magnetic materials
  • Transition metal chemistry
Spectroscopy, structure and dynamics; Nanoscience; Synthesis;and Energy and Environment, Chemistry
Dawson, Philip Prof
  • Optical properties of semiconductors
  • Photoluminescence
  • Ttime resolved spectroscopy
  • Quantum dots
  • Nitride semiconductors
Photon Physics Research Group, Physics & Astronomy
Dickinson, Mark Dr
  • Laser physics
  • Llaser photomedicine
  • Optics
  • Laser tweezers
Photon Physics Research Group, Physics & Astronomy
Fielding, Alistair Dr
  • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
  • ENDOR
  • heme chemistry
  • P450 enzymes
  • spin trapping
  • transient EPR
Chemistry
Flavell, Wendy Prof
  • XUV synchrotron radiation spectroscopy of solids
  • Surface studies of metal oxides (including GMR materials and oxide photovoltaics) by electron spectroscopy
  • High resolution angle-resolved and resonant photoemission of oxides
  • STM/AFM of metal oxides, including nanocrystalline oxides used in photovoltaic cells
  • EXAFS as a probe of local defect structure and nanoparticle structure
Photon Physics Research Group, Physics & Astronomy
Gleeson, Helen Prof
  • Liquid crystal physics, x-ray scattering (synchrotron)
  • Optics
Nonlinear & Liquid Crystal Physics Research Group, Physics & Astronomy
Graham, Darren Dr
  • EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow
Photon Physics, Physics & Astronomy
Halsall, Matthew Prof
  • Spectroscopy of semiconductor materials and carbon nanotubes
  • Raman scattering
  • Ultrafast infrared spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopy under high hydrostatic
  • Solid state Terahertz device
Microelectronics & Nanostructures Research Group, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Hamilton, Bruce Prof
  • Electronic and photonic materials
  • Synchrotron radiation probes for solids
Microelectronics & Nanostructures Research Group, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Jones, Alex Dr
  • Photobiology
Chemistry
King, George Prof
  • Atomic & molecular physics
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Electron spectroscopy
Photon Physics Research Group, Physics & Astronomy
Kinloch, Ian Prof
  • Polymeric and carbon materials
  • Nanotubes and related nano-materials
School of Materials, Nanomaterials group
Koehler, Sven Dr
  • Reaction dynamics
  • Surface chemistry
  • Radiation science
  • Photochemistry
  • Instrumentation development

Research Group, Chemistry also Energy and Spectroscopy Research Themes, Chemistry

Lea, Jeremy Dr   Bruker
Li, Lin Prof

Laser processing

  • Laser cutting
  • Laser welding
  • Laser drilling
  • Surface engineering
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Laser micro/nano processing
Manufacturing & Management Research Group, Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Lionheart, Bill Prof
  • Photoelastic tomography
  • Inverse problems for liquid crystals
  • Diffuse optical tomography
  • X-ray tomography reconstruction
Inverse Problems Research Group, Mathematics
Lockyer, Nick Dr
  • Laser ionisation
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Surface analysis
  • Imaging
Physical and Theoretical Research Group, Analytical Science Theme, Chemistry
Lyon, Ian Dr
  • TOFSIMS
  • Fluorine excimer lasers
  • VUV lasers
  • Photoionization of sputtered neutral atoms
  • MALDI
  • Nucleosynthesis
Isotope Geochemistry & Cosmochemistry Research Group, Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Martin, Philip Dr
  • Applied spectroscopy in industry & the environment
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Infrared devices & detectors esp. diode lasers
  • Fibre optics
Sustainable Industrial Systems Research Group, Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
McInnes, Eric Prof
  • EPR (ESR) spectroscopy
  • Magnetic materials
  • Transition metal chemistry
Spectroscopy, structure and dynamics; Nanoscience; and Synthesis, Chemistry
Muller-Dethlefs, Klaus Prof
  • Molecular threshold photoionisation
  • Spectroscopy & dynamics of molecular clusters
  • Computational studies of non-covalent interactions
  • Highly excited states including collectively excited states
Research profile;

Spectroscopy, Structure & Dynamics and Nanoscience Research Themes, Chemistry

Murray, Andrea Dr
  • Laser-tissue interaction
  • Optical imaging
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Capillaroscopy
  • Laser Doppler
  • Cutaneous blood flow
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Dermatology
Epithelial Sciences Research Group, Medicine
Murray, Andrew Prof
  • Stepwise electron-laser coincidence spectroscopy
  • Superelastic laser-electron collision studies
  • Pulsed electron-laser studies of metastable targets
  • Ionization (e,2e) coincidence studies at low energyatom trapping & cooling
  • Nanofabrication using laser atom manipulation
  • Theoretical investigations of laser radiation with atomic targets
Photon Physics Research Group, Physics & Astronomy
Natrajan, Dr Louise
  • Photophyiscs and photochemistry
  • F-element chemistry
  • Transition metal chemistry
  • Imaging
  • Materials chemistry

Energy, Spectroscopy and Nano science
Nazir, Ahsan Dr
  • Quantum coherence
Chemistry
Nixon, Kate Dr    
Ozanyan Krikor Prof
  • Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Optoelectronic semiconductor materials & devices
  • In-situ optical monitoring
  • Ultrafast lasers
Sensing, Imaging & Signal Processing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Peaker, Tony Prof
  • Semiconductors
  • Ultra thin oxide layers
  • Defects
  • Instrumentation
  • Laplace DLTS
  • Optical absorption
  • Local mode vibrational spectroscopy
Microelectronics & Nanostructures Research Group, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Piccirillo, Lucio Prof
  • Experimental cosmology
  • Radioastronomy Technology
Atronomy & Astrophysics Research Group, Physics & Astronomy
Pimblott, Simon Prof
  • Radiation chemistry
Analytical Science; Energy & Environment; and Simulation & Modelling Research Themes, Chemistry
Schmidt, Marc Dr
  • Experimental Officer
Nuclear Research Group, Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Scully, Patricia J Dr
  • Optical sensing and measurement
  • Optical fibre sensors
  • Femtosecond lasers
  • Polymer optoelectronics
  • Polymer optical fibre
  • Optical fibre technology
Measurement Science & Instrumentation Systems Research Group, Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
Thomas, Andrew Dr
  • Surface spectroscopy
  • Surface analysis
  • Metal oxides
  • (Bio)Molecular adsorption on metal & metal oxide surfaces
  • Biomaterial surfaces
  • Biosensors
  • Molecular electronics
Photon Physics Research Group, Physics & Astronomy
Waigh, Thomas A Dr
  • Intracellular particle tracking and self assembly
  • Scattering
  • Microrheology
  • Ion-containing polymers
  • Biological polymers
Biological Physics Research Group, Physics and Astronomy
Watts, David Prof
  • Photo-polymerisation kinetics
  • Biomaterials for dentistry & orthopaedics
  • Polymers & networks
  • Dielectric & mechanical relaxation processes
  • Multi-scale imaging & modelling
Dental Biomaterials and Biomechanics Research Group, Dentistry
Winpenny, Richard Prof
  • Heterometallic anti-ferromagnetic rings
  • Slow relaxation in magnetic molecules
  • High spin isotropic cages as magnetic coolants
Synthesis; Spectroscopy, Structure and Dynamics and
Nanoscience Research Themes, Chemistry
Young, Robert J Prof
School of Materials