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Academic staff

Academic Staff


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‌‌Head of Department - Kieran Gibson Prof Kieran Gibson 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322210
Room: P/AC08

Head of Department

Professor Andrei Andreyev

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

Charles Barton Dr Charles Barton
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322288
Room: P/E007
Prof 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

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

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
Prof Roy Chantrell Prof Roy Chantrell
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322253
Room: MS/206, 2nd Floor Information Centre
Dr Istvan Cziegler Dr Istvan Cziegler
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325791
Room: GN/035, YPI
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
‌‌Dr David Dickinson Dr David Dickinson
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325790
Room: GN/029, YPI


Dr Christian Diget

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

Senior Lecturer

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
‌‌Dr Richard Evans Dr Richard Evans
Tel: 2822
Room: MSD/212B, 2nd Floor Information Centre
Aires Ferreira Dr Aires Ferreira
Tel: +44(0)1904 322224
Room: P/A013

Royal Society University Research Fellow  (Associate Professor)

Brian Fulton Prof Brian Fulton
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322217
Room: H/202 in Heslington Hall
Dean of Faculty for the Sciences
Pratibha Gai Prof Dame Pratibha Gai
Tel: +44 (0)1904 328403
Room: Nanocentre
Timo Gans Prof Timo Gans
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324919
Room: GN/016, YPI

Deputy Head of Department (Research)

Head of Department - Kieran Gibson Prof Kieran Gibson
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322210
Room: P/AC08
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
Yvette Hancock Dr Yvette Hancock
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322204
Room: P/A003
Senior Lecturer
Dr Phil Hasnip Dr Phil Hasnip 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322225
Room: P/CE/02

EPSRC Research Software Engineering Fellow
Andrew Higginbotham Dr Andrew Higginbotham
Tel: +44(0)1904 32 2213
Room: GN/123, YPI

‌‌David Jenkins Prof David Jenkins
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322248
Room: P/E006
 Dr Demie Kepaptsoglou Dr. Demie Kepaptsoglou  EPSRC Research Fellow
Thomas Krauss Prof Thomas Krauss
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322279
Room: P/C101
Dr Roland Kroger
Dr Roland Kröger
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324622
Room: P/A010
Alison Laird Dr Alison Laird
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322240
Room: P/E013
Staff photo Dr Kate Lancaster

Tel: +44 (0)1904 324911

Room: GN\103

Vlado Lazarov

Dr Vlado Lazarov
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324626
Room: P/C009
Prof 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
Deputy Head of Department (Teaching)

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

Tom McLeish

Prof Tom McLeish 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322293
Room:  P/A 023

Keith McKenna


Dr Keith McKenna

Tel: +44 (0)1904 322251
Room: P/A017

Chris Murphy


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

Agnes Noy Dr Agnes Noy
Tel: 2238
Room: P/CE03

EPSRC Fellowship
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
Stefanos Paschalis 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
Dr 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
 Dr Stephen Quinn Dr Steven Quinn 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 323014
Room: A/C 05

Lecturer in Biophysics
Chris Ridgers Dr Christopher Ridgers
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324613
Room: GN/121, YPI

Senior Lecturer
Martin Smalley


Dr Martin Smalley

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


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


 null Prof Sarah Thompson 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322252
Room: P/CE05
Gonzalo Vallejo Fernandez


Dr Gonzalo Vallejo Fernandez

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


Prof Roddy Vann
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 2296
Room: GN/017, YPI
Prof 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 (Associate Professor)
 Prof Dan Watts

Prof Dan Watts Professor
Laurence Wilson


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

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
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
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

  Luca Antonelli
Tel: 5784
Room: GN126, YPI
Prof Nigel Woolsey PDRA in the Physics of Shock Ignition Direct Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion
  Chris Arran Room: GN/125   Research Associate
  Dr Arash Bahrami
Tel: 3286
Room: MSD209 - 2nd floor, Market Square

Prof Tim Spiller Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Comunications
Quantum Communications Hub
 Mikhail Bashkanov Dr Mikhail Bashkanov
Room: P/S015

Prof Kieran Gibson Ernest Rutherford Fellowship
  Pierre Becker
Tel: 3242
Room: P/N004

Prof Jacek Dobaczewski  Research Associate
  Arkaprava Bokshi

Prof Howard Wilson  Research Associate
  Christopher Bowman
Tel: 5784
Room: GN126, YPI
Prof Howard Wilson  Postdoctoral Research Associate in Integrated Data Analysis
 Jamie Brown Dr Jamie Brown
Tel: 2245
Room: P/E008
Dr Stefanos Paschalis Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Nuclear Physics
 Peter Byrne Dr Peter Byrne


Room: P/N102

Prof Matt Probert Research Software Engineer
  Dr John Carey
Tel: 2257/3243
Room: N005/6

Dr Keith McKenna Postdoctoral Research Associate
 Donato Conteduca Dr Donato Conteduca

Prof Thomas Krauss Postdoctoral Research Fellow
 James Cubiss Dr James Cubiss 

Prof Andrei Andreyev Postdoctoral Research Associate
  Gordon Duan Professor Tim Spiller KTP Associate in Secure Network Communications
  Alexandre Fil Prof Bruce Lipschultz Postdoctoral Research Associate in Tokamak Divertor Modelling
EPSRC funded
  Will Frost

Room: A/012

Prof Kevin O'Grady Research Associate
  Andrew Gibson
Tel: 5784
Room: GN126, YPI
Dr Deborah O'Connell EPSRC
  Dr Alex Hargreaves Prof Mark Leake BBSRC 
Research Associate in Biophysics
  Dominic Hill

Dr Christopher Ridgers Research Associate
  Dr Peter Hill
Tel: 4902
Room: GN/32, YPI

Dr Ben Dudson Associate Research Software Engineer
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
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

Postdoctral Research Associate
Discovery Award Project

  Dr Demie Kepaptsoglou Dr Steve Tear SuperSTEM Research Fellow
 Jun-Young Kim Mr Jun-Young Kim
Tel: 2290
Room: P/A012
Prof Kevin O'Grady  Postdoctoral Research Associate 
 Barat Kuerbanjiang Dr Balati Kuerbanjiang
Tel: 2292 (Dept)
Tel: 8406 (Nanocentre)
Room: C008a
Web: personal page

Dr Vlado Lazarov Postdoctoral Research Associate 
 Leonardo Lari Dr Leonardo Lari
Tel: 8484
Room: HXH/001a Nanocentre

Dr Steve Tear Research Officer
  Miss Sarah Lecinski Prof Mark Leake  Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher
Physics and Biology
  Dr Ji-Eun Lee Prof Mark Leake  Post-doctoral Research Associate
  Dr Kezheng Li
Room: P/C106

Dr Thomas Krauss Post-doctoral Research Associate
 Kari Niemi Dr Kari Niemi 
Tel: 4940
Room: GN/020, YPI
Dr Deborah O'Connell Research Officer, YPI
  Dr Roberto Moreno Ortega
Tel: 2278
Room: MSD211- 2nd floor, Market Square
Dr Richard Evans Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Magnetism
  Dr Xesus Pereira-Lopez
Tel: 3242
Room: P/N004

Prof Mike Bentley &
Prof David Jenkins
Postdoctoral Research Associate 
Proton-neutron degree of freedom
 Image of Christopher Reardon Dr Christopher Reardon
Tel: 2701
Room: P/C106
Prof Thomas Krauss

Experimental Officer

  Sergiu Ruta
Tel: 3274
Room: MSD/210 - 2nd floor, Market Square

Prof Roy Chantrell  Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Magnetism
  Ms Sandra Schroeter

Prof Timo Gans Postdoctoral Research Associate
Low-temperature plasma physics
  Rupesh Kumar

Prof Tim Spiller Postdoctoral Research Associate
Quantum Communications Hub
  Dr Charley Schaefer
Tel: 2257
Room: N/102A

Prof Tom McLeish

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  Dr Chuanjia Tong
Tel: 2257/3243
Room: N005/6
Dr Keith McKenna Postdoctoral Research Associate 
  Anthony Vaquero-Stainer

Prof Tim Spiller

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Quantum and Optical Technologies

  Dr Alice Von der Heydt Prof Tom McLeish

Research Associate 


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

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  George Watson
Tel: 2275
Room: P/C013
Dr Agnes Noy

Postgraduate Research Associate in Biophysics

 Dominik Werthmueller Dr Dominik Werthmueller

Room: S/O15

Prof Kieran Gibson

Research Associate 

Nuclear Physics 

  Samuel Westmoreland

Room: MSD 211

Prof Roy Chantrell

Research Associate

  Mr Adam Wollman
Tel: 2238
Room: P/C012

Prof Mark Leake

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biophysics

  Mr Nick Zachariou

Room: S/O15

Prof Kieran Gibson

Ernest Rutherford Research Fellow

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 

 Ros Roberts Mrs Rosalind Roberts
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 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,
 Pam Luna 70px Ms Pamela Luna
Tel: 2241
Room P/T103
Undergraduate Admissions Administrator,
  Miss Mandie Hudson
Tel: 2236
Room: P/S007
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator,
 Karen Atkin 70px Mrs Karen Atkin
Room: P/T103

Admissions Assistant,
 Jacqui Wilson Mrs Jacqui Wilson
Tel: 2934
Room: P/A009
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,

Jane Harrison Jane Harrison
Tel: 2619
Room: MS/213, 2nd Floor Information Centre

Assistant to Prof R W Chantrell


Emma Stent    Mrs Emma Stent
Tel: 2277
Room: P/AC01
HR Administrator,

York Plasma Institute 

  Ms Kathryn Harvey
Room: GN/002 YPI
YPI and CDT Administrative Assistant,
  Ms Ruth Lowman
Tel: 5782
Room: GN/002, YPI
YPI and CDT Administrative Assistant,
‌  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
 Dr Georgia Mortzou Dr Georgia Mortzou 
Tel: 4410
Room: MS/213, 2nd Floor Information Centre
Project Manager

Outreach Staff

 Katherine Leech Ms Katherine Leech 
Tel: 2209
Room: P/T103
Outreach Officer,
 David Bland Mr David Bland
Tel: 1968
Room: P/T103
Outreach Intern,
 Sarah Moir Ms Sarah Moir

Tel: 1967

Room: P/T103 

Outreach Administrator,
  Miss Bethany Wooton

Room: P/T103

Graduate Intern for Physics Outreach

White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA)

 Andrew Hirst Dr Andrew Hirst
Tel: 2285
Room: P/S005

Year in Industry Coordinator

 ‌Beth Medley Mrs Beth Medley   Tel: 2850

Room: P/S005

Employability and Placement Officer


  Mrs Anne Stroughair 
Tel: 2261
Room: P/AC03
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,


Paul Rosen Dr Paul Rosen
Tel: 2230
Room: P/S017
Research Facilitator (Physics and Electronic Engineering), 
Becky Chalkley Rebecca Chalkley
Tel: 4315
Room: P/S017

Research Support Officer (Physics and Electronic Engineering),


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

Research Services

 ‌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
 Simon Oldfield 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/S021
  Emeritus Professor
Ed Boyes Prof Ed Boyes 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 328407
Room: Nanocentre
  Emeritus Professor
Jessada Chureemart Dr Jessada Chureemart   Dept Contact: RC Hon Visiting Fellow
Phanwadee Chureemart Dr Phanwadee Chureemart   Dept Contact: RC Hon Visiting Fellow
  Dr Sandrine Courtin Dept Contact: DJ Hon Visiting Professor
  Prof Steven Cowley Dept Contact: HRW Hon Professor
Based at CCFE Culham
Prof Pedro Galindo Prof Pedro Galindo   Dept Contact - VL Hon Visiting Professor
Richard Keesing Dr Richard Keesing rgk1​ 
+44 (0)1904 322255
Room: P/S015
  Hon Fellow
Peter Main Prof Peter Main pm1​    Emeritus Professor
  Dr Edward Marsden Dept Contact: DJ Hon Visiting Fellow
  Dr Guy Matthews Dept Contact: HRW Hon Visiting Professor
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
  Dr Chris Walker Dept Contact: ST Associate Member of Staff
  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.