Author Archives: drjmillen
James S talks at the DPG- Frühjahrstagung meeting
Well done to James S, who presented “Structured transverse orbital angular momentum probed by a levitated optomechanical sensor” at the DPG-Spring Meeting. The work was well received, and he gave a great talk.
PhD available in our group
We have a position available to start in October 2023. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions! Details here.
We’re very happy to welcome Zhenan Chen to the group as a PhD student. He will be working on our levitated quantum optomechanics experiments.
Congratulations Dr. Katie O’Flynn!
Congratulations to Katie for defending her thesis “Levitated Electromechanics for Probing Fundamental Physics”. Many thanks to Dr. Janet Anders & Professor Peter Barker for doing the examination.
Congratulations Dr. Yanhui Hu!
Yanhui is the first PhD student to graduate from the group, with his thesis entitled “Rotational Optomechanics”. Many thanks to Dr. Dave Phillips (Exeter) and Dr. Michael Vanner (Imperial) for their thorough 3.5hr examination.
We’re thrilled to welcome Molly Message to our group as a PhD student, who will be working on our studies of nanothermodynamics in our electrical traps. She was previously a Masters’ student in the group, and worked on our Event … Continue reading
Thank you Dr. Maryam Nikkhou
After 3 years in the group, we were sad to say goodbye to Maryam this week. We wish her all the best in her new job at Alphasense and her surely stellar career in the future.
Structured Light paper online
We are excited to share our work on using levitated particles to probe structured light, we have discovered a new type of optical angular momentum. Read all about it on arXiv. Structured transverse orbital angular momentum probed by a levitated … Continue reading
Event Camera paper published in Applied Physics Letters
Congratulations to Yugang, Katie & Muddassar, and the three generations of Masters students who worked on this project! Event-based imaging of levitated microparticlesYugang Ren et al.,Applied Physics Letters 121, 113506 (2022)
Welcome Coco & Seraphine
The group is lucky enough to welcome two King’s Undergraduate Research Fellows into the group this Summer. Coco is working on our public engagement project Seeing the Unthinkable, and Seraphine is exploring the potential to build hybrid nanoparticle control platforms.