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Academic staff & fellows

Academic Staff & Independent Research Fellows


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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

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


Chair, Board of Studies

Mikhail Bashkanov Dr Mikhail Bashkanov

Tel: +44 (0)1904 326570

Room: C/E01

Ernest Rutherford Fellowship
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
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322253
Room: P/C 12
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
  Dr Paul Davies

Tel: +44 (0)1904 326537

Room: A/005

Associate Lecturer
James Dedrick Dr James Dedrick
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324947
Room: GN/012, YPI
‌‌Dr David Dickinson Dr David Dickinson
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325790
Room: GN/029, YPI


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
Tel: 2822
Room: PA/023
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
Yvette Hancock Dr Yvette Hancock
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322204
Room: GE3/112
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
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

Senior Lecturer
‌‌David Jenkins Prof David Jenkins
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322248
Room: P/E006
 Dr Demie Kepaptsoglou Dr Demie Kepaptsoglou  EPSRC Research Fellow
Prof Thomas Krauss
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322279
Room: P/C101
Dr Roland Kroger Prof Roland Kröger
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324622
Room: GE3/107
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

Prof Vlado Lazarov
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324626
Room: P/C009
Mark Leake Prof Mark Leake
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322697
Room: GE3/106

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/031, YPI

Tom McLeish

Prof Tom McLeish 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322293
Room:  GE3/109

Keith McKenna


Prof 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: GE3/108

EPSRC Fellowship
Deborah O'Connell Prof 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
Senior Lecturer
Matt Probert Prof Matt Probert
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322239
Room: P/A021
 Dr Stephen Quinn Dr Steven Quinn 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 323014
Room: GE3/110, Genesis 3

Lecturer in Biophysics
Josie Rawes Josie Rawes

Room: P/A 009

Associate Lecturer
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
Steve Tear 2015 70px Dr Steve Tear
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322202
Room: P/C007


  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
Erik Wagenaars

Dr Erik Wagenaars
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324904
Room: GN/010, YPI
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
 Dr Yue (Christina) Wang

Dr Yue (Christina) Wang
Tel: 2700
Room: P/C105
Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow
 Prof Dan Watts

Prof Dan Watts

Tel: 2228

Room: P/C/E 03 

Laurence Wilson

Dr Laurence Wilson
Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 2851
Room: GE3/111
Senior Lecturer
Howard Wilson

Prof Howard Wilson
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322297
Room: GN/006, YPI

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


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/E 008
 Dr Nick Zachariou Dr Nick Zachariou

Tel: +44 (0)1904 326569

Room: A/C05

Ernest Rutherford Research Fellow

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 NigelWoolsey PDRA in the Physics of Shock Ignition Direct Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion
  Chris Arran Room: GN/125   Research Associate
  Dr Jeremy Bonnard

Tel: 3242

Room: S/021

Dr Jacek Dobaczewski Postdoctoral Research Associate
  Dr Julien Bordes

Prof Dan Watts  Research Associate in Medical Physics
  Christopher Bowman
Tel: 5784
Room: GN126, YPI
Prof Howard Wilson  Postdoctoral Research Associate in Integrated Data Analysis
  Alexandra Brisset

Tel: 4908
Room: GN/020

Dr Erik Wagenaars Postdoctoral Research Associate
 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
  Ben Coulson

Prof Thomas Krauss


Post doctoral Research Associate.

 James Cubiss Dr James Cubiss 

Prof Andrei Andreyev Postdoctoral Research Associate
  Dr Helen Davies

Tel: 4775
Room: GN/036

Dr Deborah O'Connell Postdoctoral Research Associate
  Alexandra Dudkovskaia Dr David Dickinson 

Research Associate in Computational Turbulence

  Dr Stuart Fegan

Tel: 2238
Room: C/012

Prof Dan Watts

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  Will Frost

Room: A/012

Prof Kevin O'Grady Research Associate
  Dr Alex Hargreaves Prof Mark Leake BBSRC 
Research Associate in Biophysics
  Dr Peter Hill
Tel: 4902
Room: GN/34, YPI

Dr Ben Dudson Associate Research Software Engineer
  Dr Jamieson Howard

Prof Mark Leake 

Research Associate

Single-Molecule Biology and Physics

Leverhulme Trust

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
  Sarah Jenkins Dr Richard Evans 

Associate Research Software Developer


Pankaj Joshi Dr Pankaj Joshi pankaj.​joshi​​ 
Tel: 2245
Room: P/E008
Prof David Jenkins EU 
Nuclear Physics
 Jun-Young Kim Mr Jun-Young Kim
Tel: 2290
Room: P/A012
Prof Kevin O'Grady Postdoctoral Research Associate 
  Igor Konieczniak

Tel: 3286

Room: MSD/209

Prof Tim Spiller Postdoctoral Research Associate
  Dr Balati Kuerbanjiang
Tel: 2292 (Dept)
Tel: 8406 (Nanocentre)
Room: C008a
Web: personal page

Dr Vlado Lazarov Postdoctoral Research Associate 
  Dr Casper Kunstmann

Dr Thomas Krauss

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Microfluids and Biosensors 

  Marie-Christine Labarth-Last

Dr Yvette Hancock 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
  Dr Yongliang Li

Based at Culham Science Centre

Dr Ben Dudson Post-doctoral Research Associate
  Warren Lynch

Tel: 2219
Room: S/016

Dr Alison Laird Research Associate
 Kari Niemi Dr Kari Niemi 
Tel: 4940
Room: YPI/002, YPI Labs
Dr Deborah O'Connell Research Officer
  Dr Xesus Pereira-Lopez
Tel: 3242
Room: P/N004

Prof Mike Bentley &
Prof David Jenkins
Postdoctoral Research Associate 
Proton-neutron degree of freedom
  Dr Giampaolo Pitruzzello

Prof Thomas Krauss  Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biophotonics
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
  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 Alsu Sladkomedova

Dr Istvan Cziegler 

Research Associate

Experimental Plasma Turbulence 

Ryo Taniuchi Dr Ryo Taniuchi Dr Marina Petri Postdoctoral Research Associate 
  Dr Chuanjia Tong
Tel: 2257/3243
Room: N005/6
  Postdoctoral Research Associate 
  Anthony Vaquero-Stainer

Prof Tim Spiller

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Quantum and Optical Technologies

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

Postgraduate Research Associate in Biophysics

  Dr Hari Vasili

Tel: 2292
Room: AC/008a

Dr Vlado Lazarov

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Visiting researchers

                     Dr Sitki Aktas         

Room: N/103                                           

 Dr Roland Kroger  
  Dr Roberto Moreno

Dr Richard Evans   
  Dr Adam Wollman
Tel: 2238
Room: P/C012

Prof Mark Leake  

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: P/AC03
Student Administration Manager
Erica Cushworth Mrs Erica Cushworth
Tel: 2207
Room: P/S009
Undergraduate Administration Manager 
  Amy Muckersie
Tel: 6499
Room: P/S009  

Administraton Assistant
  Sophie Hamilton
Tel: 2206
Room P/S009

Undergraduate Administrator
  Mariana Marques
Tel: 2264
Room: P/S009

Graduate Studies Administrator
  Miss Mandie Hudson
Tel: 2236
Room: P/S007

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator,
Pam Luna Ms Pamela Luna
Tel: 2241
Room P/T103
Undergraduate Admissions Administrator,
Karen Atkin Mrs Karen Atkin
Room: P/T103

Admissions Assistant,
Jacqui Wilson Mrs Jacqui Wilson
Tel: 2934
Room: P/AC01
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: P/C 12
Room: Physics

Assistant to Prof R W Chantrell


              Position currently vacant  HR Administrator

York Plasma Institute 

Ms Kathryn Harvey
Room: GN/005 YPI
YPI and CDT Coordinator
Ms Ruth Lowman
Tel: 5782
Room: GN/005, YPI
YPI and CDT Coordinator
‌  Mrs Hillary Marshall

Tel: 4907

Room: GN/002, YPI Reception

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
  Ruth Hardy

Tel: 6590
Room: MS/213, 2nd Floor Information Centre

Communications and Outreach Officer
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,
  Ms Lindsay Clark

Room: P/T103 

Outreach Programme Administrator 

White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA)

 Andrew Hirst Dr Andrew Hirst
Tel: 2285
Room: P/S011

Year in Industry Coordinator

 ‌Beth Medley Mrs Beth Medley   

Tel: 2850

Room: P/S011

Employability and Placement Officer

 Ranbir Jabanda Mr Ranbir Jabanda

Tel: 6495

Room: P/S011

Business Engagement Officer 


Donna Cook Mrs Donna Cook
Tel: 4903
Room: GN/009, YPI
Physics Finance & Fusion CDT Project Manager,
Zoe Nicholson Zoe Nicholson  
Tel: 2261
Room: G/N 009, YPI
Finance Assistant,


  Dr Iain Larmour

Tel: 6498

Room: S/005

Research Facilitator 
  Miss Jenni Lucas

Tel: 4315

Room: S/005 

Research Support Officer 



Dr Andrew Firth

Tel: 2272

Room: P/S017

Departmental Technical Manager


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: YPI/002, YPI Labs
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,
Timothy Ayers Mr Timothy Ayers

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

Graduate students

Graduate students

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