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Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Wireless Communications and Networks

Research interests:

Next generation of Mobile networks (6G); machine learning in wireless networks; airborne and UAV networks; Digital twins; Internet-of-Things (IoT); self-organizing networks; Blockchain and Smart Contracts.

Dr Sitki Aktas

Visiting researcher

Sophie Albosh

Research Associate

Mrs Emily Allcorn

Taught Student Administration Manager

Klitos Andrea

Quantum Hub Business Director

klitos.andrea@york.ac.uk

+44 (0)1904 32 4411

MS/214, 2nd Floor Information Centre

Professor

Research interests:

Laser-assisted nuclear decay spectroscopy (alpha/beta/gamma), radii and shapes of nuclei, radioactive ion beams, non-traditional fission studies.

Mr Mike Angus

Electronics Technician

Luca Antonelli

PDRA in the Physics of Shock Ignition Direct Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion

Richard Armitage

Research Services Manager

Chris Arran

Research Associate

GN/125

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Renewable energy, solar PV, power semiconductor devices, energy storage.

Senior Lecturer

Chair, Board of Examiners

Research interests:

Theory and modelling of photonic devices and subsystems.

Timothy Ayers

Electronics Specialist

Miss Natasha Barradell Unwin

Assessment Coordinator

Isabel Barth

Research Associate in Nanophotonic Imaging Sensors

Senior Lecturer

Chair, Board of Studies

Research interests:

Shape evolution and coexistence. Neutrinoless double beta decay.

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, Organization culture, Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship Education.

Ernest Rutherford Fellowship

Research interests:

Hadron physics, exotic particles (hexaquarks, pentaquarks, hybrids), photon beams, nuclear equation of state, nuclear medicine techniques.

Dr Katherine Bate

Graduate Admissions and Demonstrator Co-ordinator

Student Services Administrator

Miss Victoria Batty

PA and Administrative Assistant

Julie Bennett

Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator

Professor

Research interests:

Nuclear Physics, specialising in the study of exotic nuclei, gamma-ray spectroscopy techniques and the physics of isospin in nuclei.

Montu Bhuva

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate in Low-temperature Plasma Technologies

Dr Julien Bordes

Research Associate in Medical Physics

Alexandra Brisset

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Jamie Brown

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Nuclear Physics

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Asteroseismology of A-F type stars. High-resolution spectroscopy of stars.

Dr Edgar Buchanan Berumen

Research Associate

Professor of Communications

Research interests:

Wireless communications; turbo codes; MIMO; wireless network coding new waveforms.

Matt Bury

Procurement and Supplies Apprentice

Dr Peter Byrne

Research Software Engineer

Dr Peter Caradonna

Research Associate

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)

Research interests:

Magnetoelectrics; Spinwave dynamics; Polarised X-ray spectroscopy.

Mr Andrew Chadwick

Music Studio Manager

Elliot Chan

Research Trainee

Emeritus Professor

Research interests:

Computational and theoretical models of magnetic materials with application to ultrafast magnetism, magnetic information storage, and biomagnetism.

Mr Mark Chapel

Electronics Technician

Lecturer

Research interests:

Biomedical Engineering, Medical robotics; Minimally invasive surgery; medical devices; Soft robotics; medical biology, Bioinformatics analysis.

Dr Sidong Chen

Research Associate

Dr Jessada Chureemart

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Dr Phanwadee Chureemart

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Lindsay Clark

Physics Outreach Programme Administrator

Dr Donato Conteduca

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Donna Cook

Project Manager

Mr Martin Coulton

Lecturer

Dr Sandrine Courtin

Honorary Visiting Professor

Mrs Diane Cowan

Undergraduate & Taught MSc Co-ordinator

Postdoctoral Research AssociateSTFC

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

6G networks; non-orthogonal multiple access; Cell-free massive MIMO, Machine learning-driven wireless networks, Sensing and communications, Communications for AI, Semantic communications, WiFi networks.

Louise Cunningham

Management Accountant

Erica Cushworth

Undergraduate Administration Manager

Elysia Cutts

Physics Outreach Programme Administrator

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Magnetically confined fusion plasmas and reactor studies; experimental studies of plasma turbulence; diagnostic development; simulation validation.

Professor

irene.damico@york.ac.uk

+44 (0)1904 322215

MS/207, 2nd Floor Information Centre

Research interests:

Entanglement, quantum computing, quantum thermodynamics, spin transport and dynamics, many-body physics, density functional theory.

Mariana Da Silva Marques

Graduate Studies Administrator

Professor

Research interests:

Singing science and pedagogy; voice and musical performance analysis and perception.

Mrs Camilla Danese

Graduate Administrator

Megan Davenport-Connolly

Graduate Intern

Dr Paul Davies

Associate Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Communication Technologies Research Group

Dr Linda Dawson

Visitor

Professor Rodrigo De Lamare

Honorary Professor

Lecturer

Research interests:

Plasma science and technology; Plasma propulsion; Ion sources.

Lecturer

Research interests:

Renewable Energy; Solar photovoltaic technologies; Artificial intelligence; power electronics.

Lecturer

Research interests:

Magnetically confined fusion plasmas and reactor studies; computational study of tokamak confinement and small scale instabilities; theory, simulation and software development.

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Magnetically confined fusion plasmas and reactor studies; computational study of tokamak confinement and small scale instabilities; theory, simulation and software development.

Chair in Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Research interests:

Theoretical description of low-energy properties of nuclei, Nuclear Density Functional Theory, nuclei far from stability, nuclear collective states.

Pin Dong

Research Trainee

Lecturer in Engineering and Management

Research interests:

Engineering Management, Engineering education, Social Enterprise, Innovation and Commercialisation, Strategy Management, Sustainability in Pharma and medical devices companies, and Computational and Mathematical Modelling.

Dr Rahul Dubey

Research Associate in Evolutionary Circuit Designs and Application

Dr Alexandra Dudkovskaia

Research Associate in Computational Turbulence

Alison Edwards

Research Support Officer

Honorary Professor

Dr Khalil El Hajraoui

SuperSTEM Research Associate

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Magnetic materials and nanodevices, spin dynamics, atomistic modelling, spin transport, ultrafast magnetism, high performance computing.

Professor of Electronics

Research interests:

RF/microwaves; compact atomic clocks; low phase noise oscillators;ultra-fast opto-electronics.

Ella Eyre

Administrator in Fusion Energy Education

Adam Featherstone

KEC Fellow - Nuclear Physics

Dr Stuart Fegan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Royal Society University Research Fellow (Reader)

Research interests:

Theoretical description of quantum criticality and spin-dependent phenomena in 2D Dirac materials and their heterostructures. Development of analytical SO(5) quantum diagrammatic techniques and real-space numerical methodologies for large-scale quantum-mechanical simulations of materials with multi billions of orbitals.

Dr Andrew Firth

Departmental Technical Manager

Jason Flatt

Senior Mechanical Workshop Technician

Will Frost

Research Associate

Professor Emeritus

brian.fulton@york.ac.uk

+44 (0)1904 322217

H/202 in Heslington Hall

Professor Pedro Galindo

Honorary Visiting Professor

Lecturer

Research interests:

Management of Technology, Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Organisational Behaviour,Operations Management.

Head of School

Professor

Research interests:

Magnetically confined fusion plasmas and reactor studies; experimental divertor physics; diagnostic development.

Professor (Research)

Head of Communication Technologies Research Group

Co-Director of York - Zhejiang Lab for Cognitive Radio and Green Communications

Guest Professor Zhejiang University

Research interests:

Dynamic spectrum access; application of artificial intelligence to wireless systems; 6G communications; vehicular networks; communications from high altitude platforms; non-terrestrial networks.

Miss Jemma Graham

Student Services Administrator

Chair in Magnetic Confinement Fusion Plasmas

Sébastien Guilbaud

Research Technician

Reader

Research interests:

Computational neuroscience; spiking neural networks and neuromorphic computing; neural signal processing.

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)

Research interests:

Carbon-based nano-technologies (graphene), quantum magnetism and physics at the interdisciplinary interface.

Ruth Hardy

Communications and Outreach Officer

ruth.hardy@york.ac.uk

+44 (0)1904 32 6590

MS/213, 2nd Floor Information Centre

Jane Harrison

Administration Assistant

Simon Hart

Departmental Computing Officer

EPSRC Research Software Engineering Fellow

Research interests:

Developing software, theory and methods for predictive materials simulations; novel applications of materials modelling.

Ian Helliwell

Undergraduate Laboratory Manager

David Hesp

Research Technician

Bob Hide

Technician

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Matter in extreme conditions, high-pressure materials, high strain-rate material deformation and failure, X-ray laser experiments and large scale atomistic simulation.

EPSRC Research Software Engineering Fellow

Professor

Research interests:

Spintronics; nano-scale and quantum magnetism; nanoelectronics.

Mr Mark Hough

Chief Technician (Electronic Support)

Dr Jamieson Howard

Research Associate

Single-Molecule Biology and Physics

Leverhulme Trust

Patrick Hoyle

Student Services Administrator

Reader

Research interests:

Smart grid; electric vehicles; Artificial Intelligence supported vehicle safety technology; Semiconductor manufacturing; Renewable energy.

Mandie Hudson

Student Services Administrator

Mr Bryan Hughes

Student Services Manager

Mr David Hunter

Experimental Officer

Dr Koki Imada

EPSRC Theory and Experiment of Neoclassical Tearing Modes in Tokamaks

Chair, Board of Studies

Senior Lecturer: Teaching and Scholarship

Mr Steve Jackson

Music Technology Support Technician

Mr Paul Jarvis

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Professor

Research interests:

Exotic nuclei, radiation detector development for societal applications and medical imaging.

Dr Richard John

Technical Specialist

Neil Johnson

Departmental Safety Officer

Head of Intelligent Systems and Nano-science Research Group

Research interests:

Molecular diagnostics devices; Healthcare technology; Molecular and biomolecular electronics; Bionanotechnology.

Dr Pankaj Joshi

Senior Technical Specialist

Professor

Research interests:

Spatial audio; music technology; immersive and interactive audio systems; audio for virtual and augmented reality.

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests:

Electron microscopy, structure determination and electronic properties of energy and 2D materials.

Dr Juri Kirby

Research Support Officer

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Machine-type intelligence for 6G communications; Distributed AI communications for future connected autonomy; semantic communications.

Professor

Research interests:

Nanophysics, Nanostructured Biomaterials, Quantitative Electron Microscopy, Magnetic Nanomaterials, Raman Spectroscopy.

Professor

Research interests:

Nanophotonics, Silicon Photonics, Optical Biosensors, Metasurfaces, Semiconductor Nanofabrication.

Dr Rupesh Kumar

Lecturer

Research interests:

Quantum Technologies.

Professor

Research interests:

Nuclear astrophysics.

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Plasma, lasers, Ultra-intense laser plasma interactions, QED, laboratory astrophysics, bright x-ray sources.

Warren Langthorne

Research Support Officer

Research Officer

Research interests:

Conventional and Environmental Electron microscopy, Nanomaterials characterisation and nanoscale phase transformations.

Mark Laughton

Research Services and Teaching Lab Technician

Dr Robert Lawrence

Research Associate

Professor

Research interests:

Spintronics, magnetism.

Professor

Research interests:

Physics of life; biophysics; biological physics; single-molecule biophysics; optical microscopy.

Mr Ben Lee

Research Technician

Katherine Leech

Public Engagement and Schools Outreach Coordinator

Dr Kezheng Li

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Professor, Deputy Head of School (Teaching)

Professor

Research interests:

Magnetically confined fusion plasmas and reactor studies; tokamak plasma edge and divertor physics; primarily experiment but involved in modelling.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nanoelectronics

Ruth Lowman

YPI and CDT Coordinator

Chair in Experimental Quantum Communications

Director of Research at the York Centre for Quantum Technologies (YCQT)

Research interests:

Quantum Technologies.

Jenni Lucas

Research Support Officer

Warren Lynch

Research Associate

Ms Rach Madison

Student Wellbeing Officer

Rachel Madison

Student Wellbeing Officer

Andrew Malcolm-Neale

Research Technician

Dr Edward Marsden

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Hillary Marshall

YPI and CDT Administrator

Professor Emeritus, Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow

Professor

Research interests:

Predictive materials modelling for applications in energy, electronics and catalysis.

Professor

Research interests:

Theoretical biophysics of protein dynamics, self-assembly and evolution, medieval history of science, sociology and theology of science, early modern science and literature.

Beth Medley

WRIPA Employability & Placement Officer

Miss Mollie Middleton

HR Administrator

Associate Lecturer

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Professor

Research interests:

Wireless communications; resource management; terrestrial radio systems; underwater acoustic networks.

Dr Andrew Mizumori-Hirst

WRIPA Project Manager

Dr Clement Moissard

Associate Lecturer

Dr Georgia Mortzou

Quantum Hub Project Manager

georgia.mortzou@york.ac.uk

+44 (0)1904 32 4410

MS/213, 2nd Floor Information Centre

David Muir

Research Associate

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Laser-plasma acceleration; high field physics at the quantum limit; plasma-nuclear physics; radiation sources for applications.

Professor of Sound and Music Computing

University Research Champion for Creativity

Research interests:

Virtual acoustic modelling; auralisation; spatial audio; music technology; XR content; creative industries R&D.

Mr Steve Murphy

Facilities Manager

Safety Officer

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Research interests:

Sensors, Advanced Materials, Computational Science, Energy, Biomedical Technologies.

Research Officer

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Molecular Modelling; DNA and Proteins.

Simon Oldfield

Teaching Laboratory Technician

Sophie Packman

WRIPA Content Developer

Mr Charanjit Panesar

Clean Room Supervisor

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Experimental nuclear physics of exotic nuclei, ionising radiation detectors for fundamental science and societal applications of nuclear physics.

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Inertial Confinement Fusion, Radiation Hydrodynamics, Laser-plasma interactions, shock wave physics, hohlraum physics, Laser Fusion Energy, modelling and experiments.

Lecturer

Research interests:

Handheld diagnostic devices, organ-on-a-chip, bio-sensors, Micro-Nano fabrication, Bionanotechnology, MEMS, Spintronics-MEMS integration, CMOS integrated sensors, Nano-mechanical sensors, opto-electronic devices, semiconductor thin films, PV materials.

Liam Pattinson

Research Software Engineer Associate

Dr Alex Payne-Dwyer

Research Associate

Reader in Electronics

Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow

Research interests:

Biomedical engineering; virtual environments; human vision and locomotion; 3D displays.

Dr David Perkins

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Condensed Matter Theory

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Research interests:

Experimental nuclear physics of exotic nuclei.

Mr Matty Popely

Technician

Senior Lecturer

Chair, Staff Student Liaison Committee

SWENG project co-ordinator

3rd year project co-ordinator

Research interests:

Computational electromagnetics; antenna design; RF MEMS bioelectromagnetics.

Senior Lecturer

Assistant Professor in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Research interests:

Robotics and mechatronics; autonomous systems; navigation sensing and control.

Reader

Research interests:

Nanomaterials, surface science, 2D materials, nanoparticles, organic spintronics.

Professor

Research interests:

Development of Density Functional Theory software, algorithms and applications, with a focus on predicting the structural/dynamical properties of matter.

Mr Jonathan Procter

Technician

Lecturer in Engineering Management

Research interests:

Construction Management, Sustainable Construction, Digital Built Environment, Construction4.0, Corporate Social Responsibility in Construction, Project Management, BIM, Organisational Behaviour.

Mrs Simone Quinn

Administrative Manager

Senior Lecturer in Biophysics

Research interests:

Development of single-molecule fluorescence and advanced optical technologies for probing protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions related to neurodegeneration.

Mohsen Rahimipour Anaraki

Learning Environment Software Engineer

Dr Christopher Reardon

Experimental Officer

Dr Joe Rees-Jones

Research Technician in Immersive Tech

Dr Matthew Reinke

Honorary Fellow

Liz Richardson

Student Services Administrator

Mr Bill Richmond

Electro-Mechanical Technician

Professor

Research interests:

Kinetic theory of laser-produced plasmas. Simulations of inertial confinement fusion plasmas (ICF) plasmas. Theory and simulation of laser-produced quantum electrodynamic (QED)-plasmas.

Ros Roberts

Deputy Head of Faculty Operations

Research interests:

Image and video processing; pattern analysis.

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Medical applications of electromagnetic waves; dielectrics; interference; shielding.

Wayne Robinson

Mechanical Workshop Technician

Dr Paul Rosen

Research Facilitator

Jackson Ross

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher

Olga Rowe

Technician

Dr Charley Schaefer

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Mrs Imogen Scott

Student Services Administrator

Mr Josh Shackleton

Technical Specialist

Miss Lu Shen

Research Associate

Dr Jack Shepherd

Research Associate in Single-Molecule Biophysics

Ms Rachel Shield

Student Services Administrator

Chris Silk

Research Services Technician

Callum Silver

Research Associate

Mrs Helen Smith

Graduate Admissions

Demonstrator Co-ordinator

Mrs Karen E Smith

Electronics Technician

Deputy Head of School (Research)

Graduate Admissions Tutor

Research interests:

Intelligent medical devices; interpretable “white box” machine learning; biomedical engineering.

Professor

timothy.spiller@york.ac.uk

+44 (0)1904 32 2254

MS/215, 2nd Floor Information Centre

Research interests:

Quantum Technologies.

Professor Kevin Steptoe

Honorary Professor

Associate Lecturer in Audio and Music Technology

Dr Aisha Syeda

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ms Akiko Tabata

Finance Officer

Professor (Retired)

Research interests:

Capillary laser imaging of plasmas.

Dr Ryo Taniuchi

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Professor

Research interests:

Surface science, nanomaterials, spintronics, low-energy electron-solid interactions and electron microscopy.

Reader

Research interests:

Bio-inspired hardware; fault tolerance; adaptive and reconfigurable systems; many-core systems and Network-on-Chip.

Steven Thomas

Research Associate, Experimental Plasma Turbulence

Professor

Research interests:

Nanothermal transport, spintronics.

Reader

Research interests:

Bio-inspired systems and technology; neuromorphic hardware; unconventional computing; computational (nano)materials; fault tolerance; embedded AI/ML.

Professor in Digital Electronics

Research interests:

Evolvable computation; evolutionary robotics; Evolvable hardware; autonomous systems.

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Thin film and fine particle magnetism.

Alex van der Arend

Stores Technician

Professor

Research interests:

Fusion, tokamak science, plasma physics, microwave engineering.

Anthony Vaquero-Stainer

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Quantum and Optical Technologies

Mr Arunkumar Venkateshaiah

Research Associate

Reader

Research interests:

Plasma science and technology; plasma chemistry and plasma-surface interactions and modifications for applications in microchip manufacturing and thin-film deposition for the hydrogen economy; development and use of advanced laser and optical diagnostics.

Dr Chris Walker

Associate Member of Staff

Mrs Louise Walsh

Foundation and Undergraduate Records Coordinator

Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow

Research interests:

Nanotechnology, 2D materials, Photonics.

Professor in Engineering Management

Research interests:

Engineering education; virtual learning; workforce planning;education and enterprise.

Professor

Research interests:

Hadron and nuclear physics with intense electromagnetic beams (Jefferson Laboratory, USA). Medical physics (new methods and instrumentation for PET imaging and protontherapy).

Professor Michael Weinert

Honorary Visiting Professor

Katy Welford

CDT Administrator

Mr Andy White

Technical Operations Manager

Brent Wilkinson

Workshop Manager

Dr Iain Will

Experimental Officer

Professor

Research interests:

Theory of fusion plasmas in tokamaks; fusion reactor design studies.

Jacqui Wilson

Exams and Assessment Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Biological physics, holographic microscopy, physics of cell motility.

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Research interests:

Quantum photonics. Nanomechanics and Optomechanics.

Dr Adam Wollman

Visiting researcher

James Woodman

Student Services Assistant

Professor

Research interests:

Matter at extreme conditions of density, temperature and irradiance including laboratory astrophysics and fusion plasmas.

Senior Lecturer

Research interests:

Ultrafast magnetism: experimental exploration of ultimate speed of magnetic data process and storage by time-resolved techniques.

Chair in Nanotechnology

Research interests:

Nanotechnology; spintronics; magnetic nanomaterials; nanodevice and nanofabrication.

Professor

Research interests:

Nanophysics and advanced materials; electron vortex beams and novel electron microscopy techniques.

Ernest Rutherford Research Fellow

Research interests:

Hadronic physics, Hyperons and spectroscopy of Hadrons with intense electromagnetic beams.

Reader

Research interests:

Signal processing, communications, underwater acoustics, underwater navigation, sonar.

Lecturer in Microengineering

Research interests:

Micro-/nano-technology; intelligent sensors; 2D materials; resonators; energy harvesters; nonlinear dynamics for sensing and computation.

Lecturer

Research interests:

Electric Vehicles; Electrical Machines; Wireless Charging; Artificial Intelligence.

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Robotics

Research interests:

Robotics, Imitation Learning/Learning from Demonstrations, Vision-based Contro.