Chief Investigators

Our Chief Investigators lead and drive the Centre’s Research Themes.

Professor Arnan Mitchell

Distinguished Professor Arnan Mitchell is an expert in integrated photonics who works with academics and industry to create technology solutions with real world impact.

Associate Professor Irina Kabakova

Irina is an optical physicist exploring advanced imaging techniques for modern biomedical optics, biology and bioengineering.

Professor (Carel) Martijn de Sterke

Martijn is a theoretical physicist with interests in nonlinear optics, lasers, and theoretical mechanics.

Professor Kishan Dholakia

Kishan is a biophotonics specialist with an interest in fundamental photonics and interdisciplinary science.

Professor David Lancaster

David is a laser researcher and inventor who is interested in sensing, defence and advanced manufacturing applications.

Professor Benjamin Eggleton

Benjamin is a physicist interested in using non-linear optics for ultrafast optical signal processing.

Professor Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Heike is a specialist in photonics materials – particularly glass and fibres – used for outcomes in advanced manufacturing and defence.

Professor Andre Luiten

Andre is a physicist and entrepreneur specialising in using clocks for precision measurement

Professor Meghan Miller

Meghan is an observational seismologist that seeks to understand the structural and dynamic evolution of the Earth.

Professor Jean Brodie

Jean is an astronomer who uses light to understand the formation and evolution of galaxies

Professor Michael Murphy

Michael is an astrophysicist and helped to develop astrocombs to help measure tiny effects in astronomical objects of potentially fundamental importance for physics.

Professor Baohua Jia

Baohua uses light to interact with 2D materials to design nanostructures and nanomaterials for faster optical communications.

Professor David Moss

David is a nanophotonics researcher focused on microcomb technology for use in data communications.

Professor Arthur Lowery

Arthur’s work in developing bespoke photonic devices for optical communications has driven innovation globally.

Associate Professor Jian Zhen Ou

Jianzhen is a specialist in developing nanomaterials and devising instruments for more accurate biological, ions, and gas sensing.

Professor Sumeet Walia

Sumeet is a materials engineer and creates devices that mimic human vision and brain function for advanced neuromorphics, sensors and precision measurement.

Dr William (Bill) Corcoran

Bill is an optical communications researcher focusing on using novel photonic technologies to fix problems in the systems underpinning the backbone of the internet.

Dr Andreas (Andy) Boes

Andy is a photonics engineer who specialises in integrated circuits and optical frequency combs and their use for LiDAR, positioning and time measurements.