In partnership with Women in THz

10th December 2019


Kate Berseneva


St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia (Department of Physics, MSc in Physics, Specialisation: Applied Mathematics and Physics)

- High precision calculations of Relativistic and Quantum Electrodynamic effects in atoms, molecules and ions
- Two and more photon finite nuclear structure correction calculations with application of the Configuration-Interaction Dirac-Fock-Sturm (CI-DFS) method
- Modelling and simulation of many-election atoms and ions using Dirac-Fock and Multi-Configuration Dirac-Fock method and FORTRAN calculations

Work experience:
- Department of Quantum Physics, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
QED effects calculations for heavy ions
- International Academic Internship at Max Plank Institute of Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
August 2013 - October 2014 : Quantum Electrodynamics Corrections in Calculations of the Electronic Structure of Atoms
- International Academic Internship at National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, Washington DC, USA
April 2012 - Jule 2012 : Hyperfine Structure of Laser-Cooling Transitions in rare earth elements
- 2019: University of Exeter, UK
- Co-founder of STEMM Ltd, UK

Anna Baldycheva

University of Exeter

Dr. Baldycheva’s research group works in the areas of 2D Materials, Si Photonics and Microfluidics. The research interests span from the development of the new 2D material based layered and liquid crystal composites to the engineering of the integrated 2D-Si hybrid electronic-photonic devices for application in communications, energy harvesting, and bio-chemical sensing. We aim to explore new functional capabilities of Si based microsystems achieved through the integration of the novel 2D materials on chip. Our work is highly interdisciplinary, with members carrying out all stages of research – from design, fabrication and microscopy characterisation to application and device testing.

Dr. Anna Baldycheva received the B.Sc. degree with Honors from Physics Faculty at St. Petersburg State University. In 2008, she was awarded prestigious research fellowship from ICGEE (Irish Research Council) to pursue the Ph.D. research project in Nano- and Micro Si Photonics at University of Dublin, Trinity College. During her PhD she was already leading an independant research project at Tyndall National Institute as a principal investigator of the research grant funded by Science Foundation Ireland. After completion of her PhD in 2012, she joined RLE and MTL at MIT as a Post-Doc with Prof Mike Watts. In November 2014 she moved to UK to take on a position as an assistant professor at University of Exeter.

Since 2009 Dr. Baldycheva has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and conference proceedings. She is a frequent reviewer for high-ranking optical journals Optics Express, Optics Express Materials, Optics Letters, Optics Materials, Applied Optics, IEEE Lightwave Technology Journal, and IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. She is also a member of SPIE, Women in Optics, Optical Society of America (OSA), European Microscopy Society (EMS), Royal Microsopy Society (RMS) and Microscopy Society of Ireland (MSI). Prof Baldycheva is an associate editor of the Nature Scientific Reports and is serving on board of the Royal Microscopy Society Engineering Section.

Anna Katharina Ott

University of Exeter

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Emma MacPherson

University of Warwick

E. Pickwell-MacPherson studied natural sciences for her undergraduate degree at Cambridge University followed by an MSci in Physics where she specialized in semiconductor physics. She started her PhD with the Semiconductor Physics Group at Cambridge University and TeraView Ltd, a company specializing in terahertz imaging in 2002. Her PhD work focused on understanding contrast mechanisms in terahertz images of skin cancer.

Having completed her thesis in 2005, she worked for TeraView Ltd as a Medical Scientist until moving to Hong Kong in 2006. Prof MacPherson set up a terahertz laboratory at the Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK during her post between 2006 and 2009 as an Assistant Professor. She spent 3 years at HKUST as a Visiting Assistant Professor (September 2009 -2012) and returned to the Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK in Sept 2012. Prof MacPherson has represented Hong Kong on the International Organising Committee for the Infrared and Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Wave (IRMMW-THz) conference series since 2009 and she was the General Conference Chair of the 2015 IRMMW-THz conference held at CUHK. She recently joined the Physics department at Warwick University, UK and is the recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award.

Monica Craciun

University of Exeter

Prof Monica Craciun is Professor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the Engineering Department at the University of Exeter, UK. She has over 15 years of research expertise in the areas of Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. She currently holds one of the 5-year EPSRC Engineering Fellowships for Growth awarded to only 8 UK leading academics for maintaining UK’s research leadership the area of Advanced Materials (identified as one of the Great British Technologies). Prof Craciun is/was investigator on more than 30 EPSRC, Royal Society, Innovate UK, EU and industrial research grants with a total funding of over £9.25million. At Exeter she is full-time staff of the Centre for Graphene Science and of the Nano Engineering Science and Technology Group. Prof Craciun gained a PhD in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), an MSc in Materials Physics (Joseph Fourier University, Grenobe, France), an MSc in Applied Physics (University of Bucharest, Romania) and an MSc in Materials Engineering (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium). Before joining Exeter she was postdoctoral researcher at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) and at the University of Tokyo were she was awarded a prestigious fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Prof Craciun joined the University of Exeter in January 2010 as research fellow and took up the position of Professor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in April 2017.

Her academic work spans from applied research in nanotechnology, electronic and optoelectronic devices to fundamental research in nanoscience (quantum phenomena, molecular electronics, nano electronics, spintronics) and materials science. She has over 100 publications in leading international journals (e.g. Nature & Science family journals, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters), with many papers ranked in the top 1% in Materials Science, Engineering and Physics, which have attracted an h-index of 27. Prof Craciun leads a group of 30 researchers currently focusing on two-dimensional materials with the aim of harnessing their novel properties for scopes as broad as electronics, photonics, energy and sensing.

Ana Neves

University of Exeter

Dr Ana Neves has a background in Chemistry, with a PhD awarded in 2013 by Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, for work carried out at the Solid State Group of ITN (Technical and Nuclear Institute), focusing on the molecular engineering of organic and organometallic materials with magnetic and electric properties. Pursuing the path of applications, she then joined the Organic Electronics group at INESC – Microsystems and Nanotechnology in Lisbon in as a postdoctoral researcher.

Previously a Visiting Researcher at Exeter, Dr Ana Neves joined the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences in October 2014 as an Associate Research Fellow under the project "Wearable light emitting transistors for future communication devices" working on graphene for flexible and wearable applications.

Since October 2016 she is a Lecturer in Engineering. She has previously been on research-only duties related to her Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with project E-TEX "All-organic devices in textiles for wearable electronics". Ana currently teaches in the Engineering and Natural Sciences programmes. She is also a member of the Nano-Engineering, Science and Technology Group (NEST).

Dr Ana Neves research interests include fabrication and processing of organic and molecular materials, graphene and 2D materials for applications in flexible and wearable electronics, including sensing and communication devices.

Ursula Wurstbauer

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

Ursula Wurstbauer is a Professor at the Physics Institute at the WWU Münster, Germany. She holds a degree in Physics from the University of Regensburg in 2006, where she also received her PhD. After postdoc stays at Hamburg University and Columbia University in the City of New York (USA), she started her own group in 2013 at the Walter Schottky Institute at the Technical University of Munich and was awarded as PI of the DFG cluster of excellence “Nanosystems Initiative Munich” (NIM). Since 2019, she is a full professor for nanolectronics at Münster University. Her current research focuses on photo-physical properties of novel 2D materials and heterostructures, many-body phenomena in ensembles of composite-bosons, interacting electron systems and low-energy collective excitations in quantum nano-systems.

Mamatha Nagaraj

University of Leeds

"I am an experimental physicist and the theme of my research has been to understand fundamental soft matter physics underpinning novel functional and and responsive materials. The main focus is to combine the remarkable features of soft matter self-assembly with nanoscience and technology; to design and invent new materials and exploit them for technological applications.

Current research topics include; (i) surface modification of polymers using liquid crystals as imprinting media, (ii) liquid crystals for beam steering applications, (iii) fabrication of novel colloidal particles and soft matter topology, (iv) aggregation induced emission, (v) liquid crystals of novel architechtures and exotic mesophases. I use experimental techniques including optical and fluorescent microscopy, super-reolution microscopy such as SIM, STED and STORM."

Olga Smolyanskaya

ITMO University

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Maria Timofeeva

ETH Zurich

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Noelle Gogneau

C2N, Palaiseau

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Louise Bradley

Trinity College Dublin

Prof. Bradley leads a vibrant research team in the field of photonics, with current research interests mainly in the area of nanophotonics. Her research is directly relevant for development of higher efficiency light emitting devices, solar cells and sensing applications. She has previously made significant contributions to the development of novel devices for optical telecommunications systems. In 1992 she received a BSc (First Class Hons.) in Experimental Physics from University College Dublin. She was awarded Forbairt and Trinity College Dublin scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin, obtaining a MSc in 1994 and a PhD in 1998. During her PhD she studied nonlinear optical processes in semiconductor microcavity systems. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow she worked on the development of semiconductor microcavity devices for lighting applications. In 1999, she became a Lecturer in the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, before returning to join the academic staff of the School of Physics in 2000. Subsequently, she was appointed Senior Lecturer and elected to Fellowship of the College in 2009, and promoted to Professor in 2016. Dr. Bradley has won over 3.55 M€ in competitive funding from Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Research Council. She has published over 140 scientific papers and collaborates with national and international research teams.

Maria Tchernycheva

C2N, Palaiseau

Maria Tchernycheva is an Engineer from Ecole Polytechnique (X98). She has received PhD in Physics from the Université Paris Sud, Orsay (France) in 2005. In the year 2005, she joined the Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures, CNRS, Marcoussis, France as a Post-doctoral Researcher. Her work was focused on the fabrication of III-V and III-N semiconductor nanowires by molecular beam epitaxy. In 2006, she joined CNRS at the Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale of University Paris-Sud in Orsay where she is currently leading the “NanoPhotoNit” Research Group focusing on the fabrication and testing of novel optoelectronic devices based on semiconductor nanowires. She has published more than 100 articles in international journals, which gathered more than 2000 citations (her Hirsh index is 32). She received the Madeleine Lecoq award from the French Academy of Sciences in 2006.

Helena Alves

Aveiro. PT

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