03/2020 – today PhD Student on CEMIC
Vinay has joined us in March 2020 to work on Cavity enhanced Microscopy (CEMIC). He received his Master of Science in Physical Sciences from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata (India) in Jun 2019.
02/2020 – 06/2020 MSci Student on BEC1
Hrudya joined us in February 2020 to work on the BEC1 experiment. Unfortunately, soon after her arrival, we were locked down due to the Covid crisis. Hrudya successfully switched to Theory and wrote a very successful Master Thesis on Analytic Solutions and Experimental Applications for Thick and Thin Magnetic Coils. She then graduated from the International School of Photonics Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin, India, 2020.
10/2019 – 10/2020 Master Student – Working his master thesis on CEMIC
Konstantinos Vardakis is a master student of the Physics Department at the University of Crete.
He received his bachelor degree in Physics from the University of Crete on March 2016. Currently, studying “Photonics and Nanoelectronics” at the same University.
01/2021 – to date PhD Student at the Frederick University in Cyprus
08/2018- 09/2019 Master Student on OBST2
09/2019- 10/2020 Research Assistant on OBST2
Education and Employment:
2020 – today PhD student in the eHealth laboratory of the Frederick University in Limassol, Cyprus. He will be working on intelligent MRI image analysis in order to identify and predict types of metastatic brain tumors
2019- 2020 Research assistant on OBST2
2018 – 2019 Master Student at the University of Crete and IESL-FORTH in the BEC group on OBST2
2017 – 2019 : Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program in Optics and Vision in University of Crete and Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH
2011 – 2017 : Diploma in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
07/2019 – 11/2019 Postdoc on BEC1
10/2013 – 07/2019 PhD Student on BEC1
06/2013 – 09/2013 Intern
Saurabh was PhD student and postdoc on BEC 1 on guided matterwaves, where he was the first author on our Nature Paper demonstrating ring-shaped matterwave guides.
Saurabh is now a senior postdoc at the Sandia National Lab (in Albuquerque), where he is working on on atomic clocks and Rydberg quantum computing.
Before this, Saurabh worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the group of Malcolm Boshier, where he was working on the demonstration of a novel atomtronic rotation sensor based on optical dipole potentials.
We have two new fully funded PhD positions available!
- One is concerned with our ring-shaped wave guides and matterwave interferometry.
- The other one will be on a novel optical intra-cavity microscopy technique, which will allow us to measure very small absorptions or changes in refractive index with high optical resolution.
For more information please contact Wolf von Klitzing
09/2019-06/2020 Research Assistant on CEMIC
05/2018-07/2018 Intern on laser-fiber optics
Deba worked mainly on OBST2. He took active participation in building the breadboard and the instrument control for measurements. He also took part in preliminary theoretical calculations and ZEMAX simulations for imaging systems for CEMIC.
From July 1st, 2020, he joined as a Ph.D. student in the Resonant Nanophotonics Group at AMOLF, Amsterdam, in a collaborative project of AMOLF, TU/e, and the LED-company Lumileds to improve next-generation solid-state lighting. He will receive his Ph.D. degree from the University of Amsterdam after completion.
In 2018 Debapriya Pal worked on an intern project to build a novel fiber-coupled slave laser. He pursued the 5-year BS-MS Dual Degree Program in Physics at the Indian Institute of Science and Research Education, Kolkata (India) under Prof. Ayan Banerjee. During his master thesis, he explored the spin-orbit interaction of tightly focused light beams in optical tweezers using angular spectrum representation, designed with a stratified medium in the path of the trapping beam.
Debapriya Pal was awarded the prestigious 2018 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by the international society for optics and photonics SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics, or related field.
He is now his Ph.D. student in the group of Femius Koenderink working on Resonant Nanophotonics.
Anamika is now doing her master in the theory group of Morgan Mitchell at the ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences.
(Anamika Nair Karunakaran did an internship in our group in summer 2016)
Anamika joined us from the Cochin University of Science and Technology South Kalamassery in Kerala, India. She went on to do her master in the Quantum Information with Cold Atoms and Non-classical Light Group of Morgan Mitchel at the ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain. She is now working on her PhD at the Technical University of Denmark in collaboration with the laser manufacturer NKT Photonics. She will be part of the EU project ETN-MEFISTA (Multi-scale fibre-based optical frequency combs: science, technology and applications).