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Academic staff & fellows

Academic staff and 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

Senior Lecturer

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

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

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
  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

‌‌ Dr Richard Evans
Tel: 2822
Room: PA/023
Senior Lecturer
Aires Ferreira Dr Aires Ferreira
Tel: +44(0)1904 322224
Room: P/A013

Royal Society University Research Fellow  (Reader)

Brian Fulton Prof Brian Fulton
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322217
Room: H/202 in Heslington Hall
Dean of Faculty for the Sciences
Head of Department - Kieran Gibson Prof Kieran Gibson
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322210
Room: P/AC08
Head of Department
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
Dr Peter Hill
Tel: 4902
Room: GN/34, YPI

EPSRC Research Software Engineering Fellow
Dr Matt Hodgson

Tel: 2223


Associate Lecturer
‌‌David Jenkins Prof David Jenkins
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322248
Room: P/E006
 Dr Demie Kepaptsoglou Dr Demie Kepaptsoglou

 Senior 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
  Dr Rupesh Kumar Lecturer
Alison Laird Prof 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


Dr Phil Lightfoot

Tel: +44 (0)1904 328478
Room: P/
Senior Lecturer
Deputy Head of Department (Teaching)

Prof Bruce Lipschultz
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324901
Room: GN/031, YPI

Prof Marco Lucamarini

Prof Marco Lucamarini

Chair in Experimental Quantum Communications and Director of Research at the York
Centre for Quantum Technologies (YCQT).
Keith McKenna

Prof Keith McKenna

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

Tom McLeish

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


Dr Clement Moissard

Associate Lecturer
Chris Murphy


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

Senior Lecturer
Agnes Noy Dr Agnes Noy
Tel: 2238
Room: GE3/108

Early Career Research Fellow
Stefanos Paschalis Dr Stefanos Paschalis
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324621
Room: P/E017

Senior Lecturer
John Pasley Dr John Pasley
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322276
Room: GN/107, YPI
Senior Lecturer
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 Prof Christopher Ridgers
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324613
Room: GN/121, YPI

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
Professor (Retired)
Steve Tear 2015 70px Professor Steve Tear
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322202
Room: HXH102b


  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
 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
Senior Lecturer
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 and visitors

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

  Name Details PI Role
  Sophie Albosh Prof Marco Lucamarini Research Associate
  Luca Antonelli
Tel: 5784
Room: GN126, YPI
Dr Andrew Higginbotham PDRA in the Physics of Shock Ignition Direct Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion
  Chris Arran Room: GN/125

Prof Chris Rigers

Prof Nigel Woolsey 

Research Associate
  Isabel Barth  Prof Thomas Krauss  Research Associate in Nanophotonic Imaging Sensors
  Montu Bhuva

  Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate in Low-temperature Plasma Technologies based at Physics and Oxford Instruments Plasma Technologies
  Dr Julien Bordes

Prof Dan Watts  Research Associate in Medical Physics
  Alexandra Brisset

Tel: 4908
Room: GN/020

Dr Erik Wagenaars Postdoctoral Research Associate
 Jamie Brown Dr Jamie Brown
Tel: 2227
Room: P/S017
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 Peter Caradonna

Prof Dan Watts Research Associate
  Elliot Chan Dr Agnes Noy

Research Trainee

  Dr Sidong Chen  Prof Mike Bentley  

Research Associate

 Donato Conteduca Dr Donato Conteduca

Prof Thomas Krauss

 Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

 James Cubiss Dr James Cubiss 

Prof Andrei Andreyev Postdoctoral Research Associate
  Pin Dong  Prof Thomas Krauss 

Research Trainee

  Dr Alexandra Dudkovskaia alexandra.dudkovskaia Dr David Dickinson 

Research Associate in Computational Turbulence

  Dr Khalil El Hajraoui

Dr Demie Kepaptsoglou

SuperSTEM Research Associate

  Dr Stuart Fegan
Tel: 2238
Room: C/012

Prof Dan Watts

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  Will Frost
Room: A/012

Dr Gonzalo Vallejo Fernandez Research Associate
  Sébastien Guilbaud


Prof Mark Leake Research Trainee in Single-Molecule Biophysics
  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
 Leonardo Lari Dr Leonardo Lari
Tel: 8484
Room: HXH/001a Nanocentre

Dr Vlado Lazarov Research Officer
  Dr Robert Lawrence robert.lawrence
Prof Matt Probert Research Associate
  Dr Kezheng Li
Room: P/C106

Dr Thomas Krauss 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 Andrew Firth Research Officer
  Liam Pattinson

Room: GN/020

Dr Peter Hill Research Software Engineer Associate
  Dr Alex Payne-Dwyer


Prof Mark Leake Research Associate
  Dr David Perkins

Dr Aires Ferreira Postdoctoral Research Associate in Condensed Matter Theory
Dr Christopher Reardon christopher.reardon
Tel: 2701
Room: P/C106
Prof Thomas Krauss

Experimental Officer

  Jackson Ross

Dr Richard Evans Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher
  Dr Charley Schaefer
Tel: 2257
Room: N/102A

Prof Tom McLeish

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  Dr Jack Shepherd

Prof Mark Leake

Research Associate in Single-Molecule Biophysics

  Callum Silver

Prof Thomas Krauss

Research Associate

  Dr Aisha Syeda Prof Mark Leake Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ryo Taniuchi Dr Ryo Taniuchi Dr Marina Petri Postdoctoral Research Associate 
  Steven Thomas Dr Istvan Cziegler Research Associate, Experimental Plasma Turbulence
  Anthony Vaquero-Stainer

Prof Tim Spiller

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Quantum and Optical Technologies

Visiting researchers

                     Dr Sitki Aktas         
Room: N/103                                           

 Dr Roland Kroger  
  Dr Adam Wollman
Tel: 2238
Room: P/C012

Prof Mark Leake  

Support staff

Support staff

Department Manager 

 Ros Roberts Rosalind Roberts

Tel: 2201

Room: P/AC04

Department Manager

Administration Manager 

Simone Quinn  Simone Quinn

Tel: 2277

Room: P/CE06

Administrative Manager

Student Administration Team  

Bryan Hughes

Tel: 4787

Room: DF05

Student Services Mnager


  Heather Maslen


Room: P/BD003

Student Experience Officer

Jemma Graham

Student Support Administrator

  Rachel Madison


Room: P/AC03

Student Wellbeing Officer

Erica Cushworth Erica Cushworth
Tel: 2207
Room: P/S009

Undergraduate Administration Manager

  Julie Bennett

Tel: 2241
Room: P/S009

Undergraduate Administrator

  Patrick Hoyle

Tel: 2206
Room: P/S009

Student Services Administrator

  Kate Bate

Room: P/T103

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator (Maternity Cover)

  Mariana Marques
Tel: 2264
Room: P/T103

Graduate Studies Administrator

  Mandie Hudson

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator

  Liz Richardson Student Services Administrator
Jacqui Wilson Jacqui Wilson
Tel: 2934
Room: P/AC01
Exams and Assessment Coordinator,

PA and secretaries

Alison Edwards

Tel: 2234

Room: P/AC06

PA To Head of Department

‌   Jane Harrison Jane Harrison              

Assistant to Prof Chantrell


           Alison Edwards  HR Administrator
  Mollie Middleton Hr Administrator

York Plasma Institute 

Ruth Lowman Ruth Lowman
Tel: 5782
Room: GN/005, YPI
YPI and CDT Coordinator
‌ Photo of Hillary Marshall Hillary Marshall

Tel: 4907

Room: GN/002, YPI Reception

YPI and CDT Administrator,
Katy Welford  Katy Welford

CDT Administrator

EPSRC Quantum Communications Hub

  Klitos Andrea 
Tel: 4411
Room: MS/214, 2nd Floor Information Centre
Quantum Hub Business Development Manager
Ruth Hardy 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 Katherine Leech 
Tel: 2209
Room: P/T103
Outreach Officer,
Elysia Cutts

Tel: 1967

Room: P/T103

Outreach Administrator (Maternity Cover)

  Lindsay Clark


Outreach Programme Administrator 

(Maternity leave)

Megan Davenport-Connolly

Graduate Intern for Physics Outreach

White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA)

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

Year in Industry Coordinator

 ‌Beth Medley Beth Medley   

Tel: 2850

Room: P/S011

Employability and Placement Officer

Sophie Packman  Sophie Packman

Tel: 6496

Room: P/S011

WRIPA Content Developer



Donna Cook Donna Cook
Tel: 4903
Room: GN/009, YPI

Physics Finance and Fusion CDT Project Manager,
  Louise Cunningham
Tel: 2277

Management Accountant


Jenni Lucas Jenni Lucas

Tel: 4315

Room: GN/016

Research Support Officer 
Warren Langthorne Warren Langthorne

Tel: 4919

Room: GN/016

Research Support Officer


  Dr Andrew Firth

Tel: 2272

Room: P/S017

Departmental Technical Manager
Pankaj Joshi Dr Pankaj Joshi

Tel: 2245
Room: P/S017

Senior Technical Specialist


Alex van der Arend
Tel: 2270
Room: P/S022
Stores Assistant
  Matt Bury


Apprentice Stores Assistant

Research services

Richard Armitage Richard Armitage 
Tel: 4941
Room: YPI/002, YPI Labs
Research Services Manager,
  Dr Richard John Technical Specialist,
Mark Laughton Mark Laughton
Tel: 2259
Room: P/F007
Research Services Technician,
  Chris Silk
Room P/F007
Tel: 2259
Research Services Technician,

Facilities and safety

Neil Johnson   Neil Johnson 
Tel: 2259
Room: P/F007
Department Safety Advisor & Facilities Manager


Bob Hide Bob Hide 
Tel: 2269
Room: P/S023
Chief Electronics Technician,
Timothy Ayers Timothy Ayers

Tel: 2269

Room: P/S023

Electronics Specialist


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

Mechanical workshop

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

Teaching laboratories

 Ian Helliwell Ian Helliwell 
Tel: 2267
Room: P/T307
Teaching Laboratories Manager
 Olga Rowe Olga Rowe 
Tel: 2267
Room: P/T303
Senior Laboratory Technician
 ‌Mark Laughton Mark Laughton
Tel: 2266
Room: P/T313
Laboratory Technician
 Simon Oldfield 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
Prof Roy Chantrell
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322253
Room: P/S015
  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 Pedro Galindo Prof Pedro Galindo   Dept Contact - VL Hon Visiting Professor
Rex Godby Prof Rex Godby
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322231
Room: P/S015
  Emeritus 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
Kevin O'Grady Prof Kevin O'Grady
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322289
Room: P/S 015
  Emeritus 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 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

Graduate students

Graduate students

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