Quantum Engineering of Levitated Systems – Benasque

James was pleased to be invited to just the most incredible conference in beautiful Benasque – Quantum Engineering of Levitated Systems. The entire levitated optomechanics community came together for the first time in a couple of years, to review our progress. And our progress has been incredible!

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Research visit to ICFO

James was extremely pleased to finally make it to ICFO in Barcelona, to see the amazing nanophotonics experiments of Prof. Romain Quidant, to catch up with old colleagues and make new ones, and to give a talk on rotational optomechanics. Gràcies!

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Talk at Photon 2018

It was great to catch up with the UK photonics community at Photon 2018 in Birmingham. James was pleased to present some of his latest results on Rotational Optomechanics and Levitated Electromechanics.

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KCL @ LCN Launch

James was honoured to talk about levitated nanophysics research at the launch event for King’s joining the London Centre for Nanotechnology. The great support which was shown, with attendance by the heads of King’s, UCL, Imperial, EPSRC and the Deputy Mayor for Business, points to many collaborations in the future!

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Postdoc position available in the Levitated Nanophysics group

2.5 year postdoc position in levitated electromechanics available, to start Jan 2019. Closing date: September 30th.

https://tinyurl.com/ycn48bc5

 

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Research funding

I am very pleased to announce that I am the fortunate recipient of an ERC Starting Grant – LeviTeQ, to develop the levitated optomechanics system as a platform for understanding fundamental physics.

I also received an EPSRC new Investigator Award – LevElectro, to expand my research into the electrical levitation of nanoparticles.

These are exciting times, and I will likely significantly update this website at some point in the near future.

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Thermodynamics literature review

Together with Jan Gieseler, I wrote a literature review of experiments where levitated nanoparticles are used to test thermodynamics on the nano-scale:

Levitated Nanoparticles for Microscopic Thermodynamics—A Review
J. Gieseler & J. Millen, Entropy 20, 326 (2018)

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