Physics staff, researchers and graduate students

Physics staff

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Academic staff

Academic Staff


Click on the name of a member of staff to visit their personal page.

‌‌Professor Sarah Thompson Prof Sarah Thompson 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322252
Room: P/AC08

Head of Department

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Professor Andrei Andreyev

Prof Andrei Andreyev
Tel: +44(0)1904 324616
Room: P/E002

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Charles Barton Dr Charles Barton 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322288
Room: P/E007
Mike Bentley Prof Mike Bentley 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322256
Room: P/E015
Emily Brunsden Dr Emily Brunsden
Tel: +44(0)1904 322931
Room: P/C014

Associate Lecturer
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Photo of Stuart Cavill Dr Stuart Cavill
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322200
Room: P/C015

Senior Lecturer
Photo of Roy Chantrell Prof Roy Chantrell 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322253
Room: MS/206, 2nd Floor Information Centre
 Dr Istvan Cziegler 70px Dr Istvan Cziegler
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325791
Room: GN/035, YPI
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Irene D'Amico Prof Irene D'Amico 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322215
Room: MS/207, 2nd Floor Information Centre
James Dedrick Dr James Dedrick
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324947
Room: GN/019, YPI
 ‌‌David Dickinson 70x Dr David Dickinson
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325790
Room: GN/029, YPI


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Dr Christian Diget
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322221
Room: P/E005


Jacek Dobaczewski

Prof Jacek Dobaczewski
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322449
Room: P/F006



Chair in Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Ben Dudson Dr Ben Dudson 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322229
Room: GN/030, YPI
Senior Lecturer
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Richard Evans Dr Richard Evans
Tel: 2822
Room: MSD/212B, 2nd Floor Information Centre
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Aires Ferreira  Dr Aires Ferreira
Tel: +44(0)1904 322224
Room: P/A013
Royal Society University Research Fellow
Brian Fulton Prof Brian Fulton 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322217
Room: H/202 in Heslington Hall
Dean of Faculty for the Sciences
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Pratibha Gai Prof Pratibha Gai 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 328403
Room: Nanocentre
Timo Gans Prof Timo Gans 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324919
Room: GN/016, YPI
Chair, Research Committee 
Kieran Gibson Prof Kieran Gibson 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322210
Room: GN/031, YPI
Deputy Head of Department
Rex Godby Prof Rex Godby 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322231
Room: P/CE06
Robert Greenall Dr Robert Greenall 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322235
Room: P/A011
Senior Lecturer
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Yvette Hancock Dr Yvette Hancock 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322204
Room: P/A003
 ‌ Dr Andrew Higginbotham
Tel: +44(0)1904 32 2213
Room: GN/123, YPI

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David Jenkins Prof David Jenkins 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322248
Room: P/E006
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Thomas Krauss Prof Thomas Krauss 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322279
Room: P/C101
Roland Kruger 70x
Dr Roland Kröger 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324622
Room: P/A010
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70px image of Alison Laird Dr Alison Laird 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322240
Room: P/E013
Vlado Lazarov

Dr Vlado Lazarov 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324626
Room: P/C009
Photo of Mark Leake Prof Mark Leake
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322697
Room: P/C102

Phil Lightfoot

Dr Phil Lightfoot

Tel: +44 (0)1904 324868
Room: P/
Senior Lecturer

Prof Bruce Lipschultz 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324901
Room: GN/034, YPI

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Keith McKenna


Dr Keith McKenna 

Tel: +44 (0)1904 322251
Room: P/A017

Chris Murphy 70px


Dr Chris Murphy
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324617
Room: GN/122, YPI

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 Agnes Noy Thumbnail Photo Dr Agnes Noy
Tel: 2238
Room: P/C012

EPSRC Fellowship
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Deborah O'Connell Dr Deborah O'Connell 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324906
Room: GN/018, YPI
Kevin O'Grady Prof Kevin O'Grady  
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322289
Room: P/A004
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Stefanos Paschalis 70px Dr Stefanos Paschalis
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324621
Room: P/E017

John Pasley Dr John Pasley 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322276
Room: GN/107, YPI
Senior Lecturer
Alessandro Pastore 70px Dr Alessandro Pastore
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322344
Room: P/E009

Marina Petri 70px Dr Marina Petri
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322237
Room: P/E011

Royal Society University Research Fellow
Photo of Andrew Pratt Dr Andrew Pratt
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322275
Room: P/CE01
Matt Probert Prof Matthew Probert 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322239
Room: P/A021
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Chris Ridgers Dr Christopher Ridgers
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324613
Room: GN/121, YPI

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Martin Smalley


Dr Martin Smalley

Tel: +44 (0)1904 322211
Senior Lecturer
Photo of Tim Spiller


Prof Tim Spiller
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 2254
Room: MS/215, 2nd Floor Information Centre
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Greg Tallents Prof Greg Tallents 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322286
Room: GN/106, YPI
Steve Tear 2015 70px
Dr Steve Tear 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322202 
Room: P/C007


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Photo of Gonzalo Vallejo Fernandez


Dr Gonzalo Vallejo Fernandez

Tel: +44(0)1904 322265 
Room: P/A019
Roddy Vann


Dr Roddy Vann 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 2296
Room: GN/017, YPI
Senior Lecturer
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Bob Wadsworth


Prof Bob Wadsworth 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322242
Room P/S021
Erik Wagenaars


Dr Erik Wagenaars 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324904
Room: GN/010, YPI
Senior Lecturer
Laurence Wilson


Dr Laurence Wilson
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 2851
Room: P/A007
Howard Wilson


Prof Howard Wilson 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322297
Room: GN/005, YPI
Photo of Ignacio Wilson-Rae


Dr Ignacio Wilson-Rae 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322702
Room: P/C016

Nigel Woolsey


Prof Nigel Woolsey 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322205
Room: GN/109, YPI

Chair, Board of Studies

Jing Wu


Dr Jing Wu 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322271
Room: P/CE07
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Jun Yuan


Prof Jun Yuan 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322220
Room: P/S011

Research staff & visitors

Research Staff & Visitors

Below is a list of research staff currently active within the Department; YPI = York Plasma Institute

  Lewis Atkinson
Tel: 3274
Room: MS/210, 2nd Floor Information Centre
Prof Roy Chantrell SAMSUNG
  Arkaprava Bokshi

Prof Howard Wilson  
  Christopher Bowman
Tel: 5784
Room: GN126, YPI
Prof Howard Wilson  
 ‌Jerome Bredin Dr Jérôme Bredin
Tel: 4908
Room: GN/020, YPI
Dr Deborah O'Connell

EPSRC Spectroscopy of atmospheric pressure plasmas

  Dr David Bruschi
Tel: 3286
Room: MS/209, 2nd Floor Information Centre
Prof Tim Spiller York Centre for Quantum Technologies 
  Dr Viacheslav Burenkov Prof Tim Spiller EPSRC
Quantum Communications Hub
  Donato Conteduca

Prof Thomas Krauss  EPSRC
"Challenging the Limits of Photonics: Structured light”
  James Cubiss 

Prof Andrei Andreyev STFC
 Dario Del Sorbo Mr Dario Del Sorbo
Room: GN/126, YPI

Tel: 5784

Dr Christopher Ridgers

Laser-Plasma Interactions at the Intensity Frontier:
Towards the QED-Plasma Regime

Simon Fox Dr Simon Fox simon.​fox​​ 
Tel: 2225
Room: P/CE02
Prof Mike Bentley STFC 
Experimental Officer - Nuclear Physics
  Andrew Gibson
Tel: 5784
Room: GN126, YPI
Prof Timo Gans EPSRC
Phil Hasnip Dr Philip Hasnip phil.​hasnip​​ 
Tel: 4624
Room: P/N102
Prof Matthew Probert EPSRC 
Theoretical Physics
  Dr Peter Hill

Tel: 4902

Dr Ben Dudson Computational Physics Research Officer
  Andrew Hurlbatt
Tel: 4775
Room: GN036, YPI
Prof Timo Gans EPSRC
Koki Imada Dr Koki Imada koki.​imada​​ 
Tel: 4908
Room: GN/020, YPI
Prof Howard Wilson EPSRC 
Theory and Experiment of Neoclassical Tearing Modes in Tokamaks
  Dr Chaitanya Joshi
Tel: 3286
Room: MS/209

Prof Tim Spiller York Centre for Quantum Technologies
Pankaj Joshi Dr Pankaj Joshi pankaj.​joshi​​ 
Tel: 2245
Room: P/E008
Prof David Jenkins EU 
Nuclear Physics
  Jose Juan Colas
Tel: 2701
Room: P/C106
Prof Thomas Krauss

Discovery Award Project

 Jun-Young Kim Mr Jun-Young Kim
Room: P/A023
Prof Kevin O'Grady  
 Barat Kuerbanjiang Dr Balati Kuerbanjiang
Tel: 2292 (Dept)
Tel: 8406 (Nanocentre)
Room: C008a
Web: personal page

Dr Vlado Lazarov Spintronics
Kate Lancaster Dr Kate Lancaster 
Tel: 4911
Room: GN/103, YPI

Prof Howard Wilson University and CCFE
YPI Research Fellow for Innovation and Impact
  Dr Leonardo Lari
Tel: 8484
Room: Nanocentre

Dr Steve Tear Experimental Officer
  Jarrod Leddy
Tel: 5784
Room: GN126, YPI
Dr Ben Dudson EPSRC
  James McHugh Prof David Jenkins  
 ‌ Dr Greg Melia
Tel: 5784
Room: GN/126, YPI
Dr Roddy Vann KTP Associate in collaboration with MM Microwave near Pickering
  Scott Milne
Tel: 2246
Room: P/CE05
Prof Mike Bentley STFC
 Kari Niemi Dr Kari Niemi 
Tel: 4940
Room: GN/020, YPI
Prof Timo Gans Research Officer, YPI
 Manuel Offidani Manuel Offidani
Tel: 2208
Room: P/N103
Dr Aires Ferreira

Postgraduate Research Associate

 Claudio Padilha Dr Claudio Padilha
Tel: 3242
Room: P/N004

Dr Keith McKenna 

Research Associate

  Rory Pond
Tel: 2278
Room: MSD211, 2nd Floor Information Centre
Dr Richard Evans Optimisations of VAMPIRE for billion-atom simulations of magnetic materials on ARCHER project
 Siew Wai Poon Dr Siew Wai Poon
Tel: 2257
Room: P/N102a
Prof Sarah Thompson Spintronics
 Martin Read, a Post Doc based at YPI Martin Read
Tel: 4908
Room: GN/020, YPI

Dr Christopher Ridgers


 Image of Christopher Reardon Dr Christopher Reardon
Tel: 2701
Room: P/C106
Prof Thomas Krauss

Experimental Officer

 Christian Schuster Mr Christian Schuster
Tel: 2246
Room: P/CE05
Prof David Jenkins


  Daan Stellinga
Tel: 2701
Room: P/C106

Prof Thomas Krauss EPSRC
  Rupesh Parapatil Subramanian
Tel: 3286
Room: MSD209, 2nd Floor Information Centre

Prof Tim Spiller EPSRC
Quantum Communications Hub
  Dr Chris Walker
Tel: 2257
Room: P/N102a
Dr Andrew Pratt

Spinterface Engineering for Efficient Device Operation (SPEEDO) project

 Image of Yue Wang Dr Yue (Christina) Wang
Tel: 2700
Room: P/C105
Prof Thomas Krauss


  Andrew West
Tel: 4773
Room: GN036, YPI

Prof Greg Tallents


  Mr Adam Wollman
Tel: 2238
Room: P/C012


Prof Mark Leake


Visiting researchers

  Dr Alejandro Gomez Roca 
Tel: 2224
Room: S020
Prof Kevin O'Grady Magnetic Materials

Dr Leopold Talirz Dr Leopold Talirz
Room: P/N102
Prof Rex Godby SNSF
Theory of electronic excitations


Support staff

Support Staff

Department Manager 

 Teresa Gibbs Mrs Teresa Gibbs
Tel: 2201
Room: P/AC04
Department Manager

Student Administration Team  

Tami Grant  Dr Tami Grant 
Tel: 4618
Room: A/005
Student Administration Manager
 Judith Vine Mrs Judith Vine
Tel: 2206
Room: P/S009
Undergraduate Administrator (years 1 & 2),,, (Monday to Wednesday)
  Ms Jane Crowther
Tel: 2206
Room: P/S009
Undergraduate Administrator (years 1 & 2),,, (Wednesday to Friday)
  Erica Cushworth
Tel: 2207
Room: P/S009
Undergraduate Administrator (years 3 & 4),
 Lauren C Mathews Mrs Lauren Charlton-Mathews
Tel: 2264
Room: P/S007
Postgraduate Studies Administrator,
  Ms Pamela Luna
Tel: 2241
Room P/S005
Undergraduate Admissions Administrator,
  Miss Mandie Hudson
Tel: 2236
Room: P/S007
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator,
   Mrs Karen Atkin
Room: P/S005


Undergraduate Admissions Administrator,
 Jacqui Wilson Mrs Jacqui Wilson
Tel: 2934
Room: P/AC03
Exams and Assessment Coordinator

PA & Secretaries

Liz Davies  Ms Liz Davies
Tel: 2234
Room: P/AC06

PA and Administrator to Head of Department,

  Mrs Susan Remmer 
Tel: 2247
Room: P/A004

Secretary to Professor O'Grady,

  Akiko Tabata Tel: 2212
Room: MS/213, 2nd Floor Information Centre
Temporary Assistant to Prof R W Chantrell


   Mrs Emma Stent
Tel: 2277
Room: P/S015
HR Administrator,

York Plasma Institute 

  Ms Kathryn Harvey
Room: GN/002 YPI
YPI and CDT Administrative Assistant,
  Ms Ruth Lowman
Tel: 4907
Room: GN/002, YPI
YPI and CDT Administrative Assistant,
Jenni Priestley  Ms Jenni Priestley

Tel: 4907

YPI and CDT Administrator

EPSRC Quantum Communications Hub

  Mr Klitos Andrea 
Tel: 4411
Room: MS/214, 2nd Floor Information Centre
Quantum Hub Business Development Manager
  Ms Georgia Mortzou 
Tel: 4410
Room: MS/213, 2nd Floor Information Centre
Project Coordinator

Outreach Staff

 Katherine Leech Ms Katherine Leech Ms Katherine Leech  Tel: 2209
Room: P/AC05
Outreach Officer,
  Mr Adam Shore
Tel: 2209
Room: P/AC05
Outreach Intern,

White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA)

  Dr Andrew Hirst
Tel: 2285
Room: AC03

Year in Industry Coordinator

 Beth Medley Mrs Beth Medley   Tel: 2850

Room: AC03

Employability and Placement Officer


   Mrs Anne Stroughair 
Tel: 2261
Room: P/S015
Finance Co-ordinator,
 Donna Cook Mrs Donna Cook
Tel: 4903
Room: GN/009, YPI
EU Research & CDT Project Manager,
  Mrs Hillary Marshall
Tel: 5781
Room: GN/009, YPI
Finance Assistant,


  Dr Paul Rosen
Tel: 2230
Room: P/S017
Research Facilitator (Physics and Electronics), 
Claire Sayers  Miss Claire Sayers
Tel: 4315
Room: S015 and MS/213

Research Support Officer (secondment),


Warren Langthorne  Mr Warren Langthorne
Tel: 2270
Room: P/S022
Stores Assistant
  Mr Chris Silk
Tel: 2270
Room: P/S022
Stores Assistant (Electronics)

Research Services

 Andy Vick Dr Andrew Vick
Tel: 2259
Room: P/F007
Research Services Manager,
 Richard Armitage Mr Richard Armitage 
Tel: 4941
Room: GN/002, YPI
Research Services Technician,
Adam Stroughair  Mr Adam Stroughair
Tel: 2259
Room: P/F007
Research Services Technician,
 Mark Laughton Mr Mark Laughton
Tel: 2259
Room: P/F007
Research Services Technician,

Facilities & Safety

   Mr Neil Johnson 
Tel: 2259
Room: P/F007
Facilities and Safety Manager 


Bob Hide  Mr Bob Hide 
Tel: 2269
Room: P/S023
Chief Electronics Technician,
  Mr John Emery 
Tel: 2269
Room: P/S023
Electronics Specialist,


Simon Hart  Mr Simon Hart 
Tel: 2273
Room: P/S023
Departmental Computing Officer
  Mr Matt Pickin
Tel: 2273
Room: P/S023
Departmental Computing Officer

Mechanical Workshop

  Mr Brent Wilkinson 
Tel: 2262
Room: P/F010
Workshop Manager
  Mr Jason Flatt  
Tel: 2263
Room: P/F010
Mechanical Workshop Technician
  Mr Wayne Robinson
Tel: 2263
Room: P/F010
Mechanical Workshop Technician

Teaching Laboratories

 Ian Helliwell Mr Ian Helliwell 
Tel: 2267
Room: P/T307
Teaching Laboratories Manager
 Olga Rowe Ms Olga Rowe 
Tel: 2267
Room: P/T303
Senior Laboratory Technician
 Mark Laughton Mr Mark Laughton
Tel: 2266
Room: P/T313
Laboratory Technician
  Mr Simon Oldfield
Tel: 2267
Room: P/T313
Teaching Lab Technician (term time only)

Honorary Appointments

Honorary Appointments and Emeritus Professors

 Mohamed Babiker Prof Mohamed Babiker 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322287
Room: P/CE03
  Emeritus Professor
Ed Boyes Prof Ed Boyes 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 328407
Room: Nanocentre
  Emeritus Professor
  Dr Sandrine Courtin Dept Contact: DJ Hon Visiting Professor
  Prof Steven Cowley Dept Contact: HRW Hon Professor
Based at CCFE Culham
Richard Keesing Dr Richard Keesing rgk1​ 
+44 (0)1904 322255
Room: P/C013
  Hon Fellow
  Dr Demie Kepaptsoglou   Hon Fellow
Peter Main Prof Peter Main pm1​ 
+44 (0)1904 322265
Room: P/C013
  Emeritus Professor
  Dr Edward Marsden Dept Contact: DJ Hon Visiting Fellow
  Dr Guy Matthews Dept Contact: HRW Hon Visiting Professor
Jim Matthew Prof Jim Matthew jadm1​ 
Room: P/C013
  Emeritus Professor
Geoff Pert Prof Geoff Pert geoff.pert​ 
+44 (0)1904 322250
Room: GN/020a, YPI
  Emeritus Professor
  Dr Matthew Reinke
Dept Contact: BL Hon Fellow
  Prof Shinji Takayama Dept Contact: KOG Hon Visiting Professor
  Prof Michael Weinert Dept Contact: VL Hon Visiting Professor
 ‌ Prof Dieter Weller Dept Contact: RC Hon Visiting Professor
Michael Woolfson Prof Michael Woolfson mmw1​    Emeritus Professor


Graduate students

Graduate students

The student list is available for staff on Google Drive for University of York users.