Optics and Photonics Research Group

 Alumni PhD Students


Hamed Pezeshki

Phd title: Lab-on-a-chip Technology Platform for Biophotonic Applications

Supervisors: Eric LarkinsAmanda Wright, and Steve Bull .

Personal Biography

Hamed Pezeshki joined the University of Nottingham as a PhD student in the department of electrical and electronic engineering on December 1st. 2016. His research was focused in the area of plasmonics with applications in bio-photonic especially nano-optical tweezers, photonic integrated circuits (PICs), and telecommunication. He had been qualified to be awarded by “Faculty of Engineering Research Excellence PhD Scholarship”, for his course of study.

His area of expertise includes:

  • Photonic crystal based optical filters and switches.
  • Plasmonic based nanostructures with the focus on optical nanotweezers, polarization converters, hybrid plasmonic-photonic couplers etc.
  • Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and silicon nitride (Si3N4) based photonic devices. 

Currently, Hamed is a post doctoral researcher in the department of Applied Physics, Physics of Nanostructure group at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The focus of Hamed's research is about the development of spintronic-photonic memories by hybridizing nanomagnetism and plasmonics.




Salvatore La Cavera III

Phd title: Fibre-based High-frequency Laser Ultrasound

Supervisors: Prof Matt Clark,  Dr Chung See and  Dr Richard Smith

Personal Biography
Sal is an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow at the University of Nottingham, in the Optics and Photonics Research Group, where he is developing phonon-based endoscopes for high resolution and high contrast imaging and tissue characterisation. He holds a bachelor's degree in Physics, a master's in Photonic and Optical Engineering, and a doctorate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

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