Professor Peter Barker

Personal webpage




Professor Sougato Bose

Personal webpage




Professor Tania Monteiro

Personal webpage





Dr. Alessio Serafini

Personal webpage




Post-doctoral researchers



Dr. Marco Genoni

Theoretical PDRA

Personal webpage




Dr. Anishur Rahman

An experimental PDRA working on the levitated tweezer based setups. Currently he is working on the combined centre of mass  and internal cooling schemes using levitated Yb3+:YLF nanoparticles.  In this regard, he is using parametric feedback cooling  to control the CM temperature while anti-Stokes fluorescence for controlling the internal temperature.  So far, we have reached mK CM temperature in silica nanospheres and 130 K internal temperature in Yb3+:YLF nanospheres. Our new paper on optical refrigeration is now available from –



Piergiacomo Z. G.Fonseca

Experimental PDRA





Ying Lia Li (Lia)

Experimental PDRA
EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow
Personal webpage (under construction!)





Anas Almuqhim

Experimental Ph.D. student




erikaErika Aranas

Theory Ph.D. student






Dan Goldwater
Dan Goldwater

Theory Ph.D. student






Javed Akram

Theory Ph.D. student







Tom Penny

Experimental Ph.D. student




Past members

Dr. James Millen

Experimental PDRA

Personal webpage

James is now a Marie Curie fellow in the Quantum Nanophysics Group at the University of Vienna.

George Pender

Theoretical Ph.D. student



Manish Trivedi

Research Assistant

Manish is currently studying for an MSc in Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine, and intends to pursue a Ph. D. in using nanoparticles to deliver drugs to cancer cells.

Senza titolo

Dr. Matteo Scala

Theoretical PDRA

Personal Webpage

Matteo is now an RA at Imperial College London.