Group

Current Research Group (at Universities of Birmingham and Bristol)

Research Assistants

Danica Sugic (University of Birmingham; previously PhD student, thesis “Unravelling the dark focus of light: a study of knotted optical singularities“)

• Dr Teuntje Tijssen (University of Bristol; previously PhD student, thesis “Spin manifestations in structured light and matter waves”)

Graduate Students

• Anda Xiong (University of Birmingham)

Elena Boniolo   (University of Bristol; jointly supervised with Dr Simon Hanna and Dr Annela Seddon)

 

Other

 

Former Group Members

• Mrs Emma Creasey  (administrator, Leverhulme Programme Grant)

• Dr Keith Alexander   (PhD student 2014-2018, jointly supervised with Dr Simon Hanna, thesis “Projecting proteins and random walks: knotting in open curves via virtual knots”)

• Dr Benjamin Bode (PhD student 2014-2018 jointly supervised with Prof Jonathan Robbins, thesis “Knotted fields and real algebraic links”; currently JSPS fellow in Osaka University)

• Dr David Foster    (senior postdoc on Leverhulme Programme Grant 2014-2018)

• Dr Alexander Taylor    (postdoc on Leverhulme Programme Grant 2014-2018; previously PhD student 2011-2014, thesis “Analysis of Quantised Vortex Tangle,” published by Springer)

Xi Peng (visiting PhD student from South China Normal University, Guangzhou)

• Alexander Houston (MSc student 2014-2017, thesis “A random wave model for the Aharonov-Bohm effect“)

• Dr Jo Hutchinson (teaching assistant, 2014-15)

• Lucy Purnell (2013-15)

• Dr James Ring (PhD student 2009-2013, thesis “Incomplete Catastrophes and Paraxial Beams“)

• Dr Jari Lindberg (postdoc on EPSRC Basic technology grant, 2008-2012)

• Dr Jörg Götte (Newton Research Fellow, 2009-11, now lecturer at the University of Glasgow)

• Dr Anna Khoroshun (visiting academic from East Ukrainian State University, Lugansk, Ukraine, 2011-12)

• Dr Brina Crnko (visiting PhD student from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010-2012, thesis “Geometry of selected soft matter systems“)

• Dr Robert King (PhD student 2006-2011, thesis “Knotting of Optical Vortices“)