Former group members

Daniel Polak

PhD (University of Sheffield)

Post-doc with Andrew Ellis at the University of Leicester

Fabiola Cardoso Delgado

PhD (University of Bristol, 2022)

Post-doc with Steve Bradforth at USC.

Dr Colin Western

MA DPhil (Oxon)

High Resolution Spectroscopy and Spectral Simulation with the PGOPHER program

Georgia Thornton

Giordano Amoruso

PhD (University of Bristol, 2021)

Climeworks, Zurich

Tony Kao

PhD (University of Bristol, 2021)

Post doc with James Bull at UEA

Luke Lewis-Borrell

PhD (University of Bristol, 2021)

Data Scientist at The London Data Company

Rabi Chhantyal Pun

PhD (Ohio State University)

Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham

Ryan Phelps

PhD (University of Bristol, 2021)

Post doc with Olof Johansson at the University of Edinburgh

Patrick Robertson

PhD (La Trobe University)

Postdoc with Claire Vallance at the University of Oxford

Stuart Crane

PhD (Heriot-Watt University)

Post doc with Peter Weber at Brown

Mahima Sneha

PhD (Stanford University); MSc NISER Bhubaneswar

Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College

Fred Cascarini

PhD (University of Bristol, 2020)

Law conversion course

Tom Swift

PhD (University of Bristol)

Patent attorney trainee at EIP

Victoria Taylor

PhD (University of Bristol, 2020)

von Humboldt Fellow with Ralph Ernstorfer at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society Berlin

Marta Duchi

PhD (University of Bristol, 2020)

Research and development scientist with ObvioTec

Xu-Dong Wang

PhD (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei)

Postdoctoral research fellow at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

Aditi Bhattacherjee

PhD (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)

Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa

Ravi Kumar Venkatraman

PhD (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

Postdoc at the University of Sheffield

Graham Cooper

DPhil (Oxford)

Post doc with Jan Verlet at Durham University

Chris Hansen

PhD (Wollongong)

Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow at the University of New South Wales

Mitchell Quinn

PhD (University of New South Wales)

Head of Technology Development at Microtau

Daisuke Koyama

Bridgestone Corporation, Japan

Philip Coulter

Software Developer for Sword Apak

Katharina Roettger

PhD (University of Kiel)

Principal Scientist at the Centre for Process Innovation

Sohail Mushtaq

PhD (Imperial College)

Chu Fenghong

PhD (Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Matthew Bain

PhD (University of Bristol)

Associate Scientist SLAC

Balazs Hornung

D Phil (University of Oxford)

Data scientist with in Cambridge.

TJ Preston

PhD (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

TJ is now working at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) near Oslo in Norway.

Michael Grubb

PhD (Texas A&M University), Marie Curie Research Fellow

Associate Professor at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado

Dan Murdock

PhD (Yale University)

Physical Chemistry Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick

Rebecca Ingle

PhD (University of Bristol)

Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at University College London

Hugo Marroux

PhD (University of Bristol)

Postdoc at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne with Majed Chergui

Shubhrangshu Pandit

PhD (University of Bristol)

Postdoc at the University of California, San Diego

Steph Harris

PhD (University of Bristol)

Steph is Head of International Engagement at Universities UK

Greg Dunning

PhD (University of Bristol)

Greg is now working for CHP Consulting, developing software packages for the Asset Finance sector.

Matt Kingston

PhD, University of Bristol

Sensors and Spectroscopy Integration Scientist

Ondrej Tkac

PhD (University of Bristol)

Data Scientist at MND

Magda Ulmeanu

PhD (University of Bucharest)

Product Engineer at G&H Photonics

Christina Higgins

PhD (University of Bristol)

Senior Air Quality Consultant with RSK Group plc

Ben Truscott

PhD (University of Bristol)

Research scientist with Element Six, employed at their Global innovation Centre on the Harwell Science Campus

Jack Warren

Finance Services, University of Bristol

Mark Kelly

PhD (University of Bristol)

After successful completion of a PGCE course at UWE, Mark is now Head of Chemistry at Braeburn School in Nairobi, Kenya.

Alan Sage

PhD (University of Bristol)

Alan now works for Renishaw plc.

Tolga Karsili

PhD (University of Bristol)

Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Barbara Marchetti

PhD, University of Bristol

Instructor of Chemistry, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Tanya Chase

PhD (University of Bristol)

Now working with Infineon Technologies in Bristol

Fawzi Abou-Chahine

Ph.D. (2013)

Spectroscopist with Specac (

Dimitrios Zaouris

Ph.D. (2013)

Research Scientist at NPL

Andreas Wenge

EU PDRA (2009 - 2012)

Project Manager, Carl Zeiss SMT, Oberkochen, Germany.

Stuart Greaves

PDRA and EPSRC Fellow (2005-2012)

Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University.

Nick Walker

Royal Society URF (to 2012)

Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle.

Doug Hamilton

Ph.D. (2012)

Systems Engineer with Malvern Instruments.

Simon-John King

PDRA (2009 - 2012)

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford.

Md. Shafiqul Aziz

Ph.D. (2011)

Research Scientist, Engineering Measurement Division, National Physical Laboratory

James Richley

Ph.D. (2011)

Research Scientist at AWE, Aldermaston.

Craig Murray

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Oliver Fox

Ph.D. (2011)

Postdoctoral researcher at the Diamond Light Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Jin Kim

Ph.D. (2011)

Postdoctoral researcher, Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen, Wessling, Germany.

Quiping Wei

China Scholarship Council Ph.D. student (2010-2011)

Postdoctoral scientist, Central South University, Changsha 430012, P.R. China.

Tom Oliver

Ph.D. (2011)

Proleptic Associate Professor and Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Rebecca Rose

Ph.D. (2010) and PDRA (2010-2011)

Environmental Consultant at Ricardo-AEA, Harwell.

Gareth Fuge

PDRA (2004 - 2010)

Development scientist with Du Pont (UK) Ltd, Bristol.

Graeme King

Ph.D. (2010)

Lecturer of Single Molecule Biophysics at University College London

Joe Beames

Ph.D. (2010)

Lecturer at Cardiff University

Roberto Grilli

Ph.D. (2010)

Post-doctoral researcher with Dr Daniele Romanini at the Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble.

Paula Gorrotxategi Carbajo

Ph.D. (2010)

Post-doctoral researcher with Dr Daniele Romanini at the Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble.

Dan Mellon

Ph.D. (2010)

Technology Associate, Cambridge Enterprise, University of Cambridge.

Jie Ma

Ph.D. (2008) and PDRA (2008 - 2009)

Associate Professor of Physics, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

Mike Nix

Ph.D. (2007) and PDRA (2007 - 2009)

Radiotherapy Physicist and Topol Digital Heath Fellow

Sudarshana Saha

Ph.D. (2009)

Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham.

James Warren

M.Sc. (2008)

Physical Scientist, Health Protection Agency, Harwell, Oxford.

Tim Butler

Ph.D. (2008)

Commercial Science Analyst, Tesco plc.

Manik Pradhan

Ph.D. (2008)

Assistant Professor, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Science, Calcutta.

Andrew Hudson

EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow (2005 - 2008)

Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester.

Alex Webb

Ph.D. (2008)

Chemistry Teacher at Portsmouth Grammar School

Phyllis Fiadzomor

Ph.D. (2008)

Consultancy on trace gas monitoring.

Rebecca Sage

Ph.D. (2008)

Innovation Team Coordinator, South West Regional Development Agency.

Shona Smith

PDRA (2007 - 2008)

Post-doctoral researcher in Atmospheric Chemistry at NOAA, Colorado.

Andrew Cheesman

PDRA (2006 - 2008)

Postdoctoral research assistant in the Optics and Quantum Electronics group at the University of Szeged in Hungary.

Bertrand Retail

Ph.D. (2008)

Independent consultant on analytical instrumentation, Grenoble.

Adam Devine

Ph.D. (2008)

Project Engineer at Point Source, Southampton.

Alastair Smith

Ph.D. (2007)

Aviation Fuel Handling Scientist, Shell Global Solutions (UK).

Dane Comerford

Ph.D. (2007)

Public Engagement Events Manager, University of Cambridge.

Anne-Louise Holloway

PDRA (2006 - 2007)

Senior Research Officer, Research Innovation and Support, Dublin City University.

Julie Pearce

Ph.D. (2007)

Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Queensland.

Ye Sun

Ph.D. (2007)

Research Scientist, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China.

Rachel Doherty

PDRA (2005 - 2006)

Research and Development with Trackdale Ltd, Framlingham, Suffolk.

Nicola Elliott

Ph.D. (2007)

Patent lawyer.

Bríd Cronin

Ph.D. (2007)

Research Fellow and Tutor at Keble College Oxford

Ryuichi Wada

Ph.D. (2007)

Lecturer at Teikyo University, Japan.

Carina Smith

Ph.D. (2006)

Environmental consultant with Serco Assurance.

Ruth Lindley

Ph.D. (2007)

Research scientist for Cascade Technologies developing applications of quantum cascade lasers in trace gas analysis.

Johanna Miller

PDRA (2005 - 2006)

Associate Editor with Physics Today (published by the American Institute of Physics), College Park, Maryland, USA.

Olivier Vieuxmaire

Ph.D. (2006)

PDRA at the University of Toulouse Paul Sabatier.

Chris Rennick

Ph.D. (2006)

Tutor at Pembroke College Oxford and temporary lecturer at the University of Oxford

Hendrick Nahler

EU Marie-Curie Fellow (2003 - 2005)

Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Francis Pope

Ph.D. (2004)

Lecturer at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham.

Alistair Parkes

Ph.D. (2004)

Manager at de la Rue

Rafay Qadiri

Ph.D. (2004)

Physics teacher, Drayton Manor High School.

Mikhail Mazurenka

Ph.D. (2004)

PDRA, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany.

Khalil Ahmed

Ph.D. (2003)

Formulation Chemist for AXXIS International in Wiltshire.

James Fitzpatrick

Ph.D. (2003)

Director of Imaging, Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California.

Svemir Rudić

Ph.D. (2003)

Research scientist at the ISIS Neutron Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Marco Beckert

Ph.D. (2003)

Infineon Technologies Dresden.

Simon Henley

PDRA (2001 - 2003)

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey

Beth Fawcett

Ph.D. (2003)

Highways Agency.

Jonathan Wills

Ph.D. (2002)

Training for a medical career, University of Leeds,

Emma Feltham

PDRA (2000 - 2002)

Associate Programme Manager, EPSRC.

Oleg Chekhlov

PDRA (2000 - 2002)

Research Scientist, Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Didcot.

Fred Claeyssens

Ph.D. (2002)

Lecturer in Biomaterials at the University of Sheffield.

John Elks

Ph.D. (2001)

Chemical Instrumentation Test Engineer, Sira Ltd (2003).

Eloy Wouters

EU Marie Curie Fellow (2000 - 2002)

Senior Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, San Francisco

Wendy Howie

Ph.D. (2001)


Phillip Cook

Ph.D. (2001)

Systems Analyst with Orange.

Eckart Wrede

PDRA (1998 - 2000)

Reader in Physical Chemistry at the University of Durham.

Ian Lane

PDRA (1998 - 2000)

Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the Queen's University, Belfast.

Daniela Ascenzi

EU Marie Curie Fellow (1998 - 2000)

Research fellow at the University of Trento, Italy.

Stephen Ashworth

EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow (1995 - 1999)

Senior Lecturer in Physical and Environmental Chemistry, University of East Anglia.

Rob Lade

Ph.D. (1999)

European Managing Director at IEP Technologies

Stephen Langford

PDRA (1996 - 1999)

Research Manager at Quaestor Investment Management Ltd.

Stuart Newman

Ph.D. (2000)

Research Scientist with the Met Office.

Stephen Redman

Ph.D. (1999)

Physics teacher, Watford Grammar School for Boys.

Paul Regan

Ph.D. (1999)

Physics teacher, Birmingham.

Martin Cooper

Ph.D. (1998)

I.T. with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

Leon Rogers

Ph.D. (1998)

Research Scientist at the NationalPhysical Laboratory, Teddington

Claire Reed

Ph.D. (1997)

I.T. Consultant

Martyn Wheeler

Ph.D. (1997)

Physics and Chemistry Teacher

Jon Pearson

Ph.D. (1996)


Mitsuhiko Kono

JSPS Fellow (1995 - 1996)

Meg Green

Ph.D. (1996).

Mass spectrometry R&D with DERA, Porton Down.

Ross Morgan

Ph.D. (1996)

Research scientist with AEA Technology, Culham.

Steven Wilson

Ph.D. (1995)

Executive Director of the International Council for Science, Paris.

Jonathan Howe

Ph.D. (1994)

I.T. Manager with Cross Manufacturing Company Ltd, Bath.

David Mordaunt

Ph.D. (1994)

Chief Technology Officer of Alphaeon Corporation, Chairman of ExcelLens

Simon Clement

Ph.D. (1992)

R&D with Foster and Freeman Ltd., Evesham.

Greg Morley

Ph.D. (1992)

Freelance translator, technical writer and medical journalist