Research Projects

Supervisor(s): 

Tim Duty

Measuring charge with sub-electron resolution in a solid-state device is crucial for quantum technologies and other precision measurement applications.

Supervisor(s): 

Tim Duty
The anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory (AdS-CFT) correspondence is a conjectured relationship between string theories of quantum gravity, and field theories, some of which purport to describe quantum pha

Supervisor(s): 

Tim Duty

The low-temperature states of bosonic fluids exhibit fundamental quantum effects at the macroscopic scale, with Bose-Einstein condensation, superfluidity, and superconductivity as well-known examples.

Supervisor(s): 

Alex Hamilton
Ashwin Srinivasan

You have probably been taught that valence band holes are essentially just heavy electrons, with a positive charge and a positive effective mass. This is incorrect.

Supervisor(s): 

Alex Hamilton
Qingwen Wang

The aim of this project is to study the spin properties of single holes trapped in artificial quantum dots

Supervisor(s): 

Paul Curmi

Proteins couple cell membranes to a structure known as the cytoskeleton.  The coupling proteins adopt several distinct physical structures.  The aim of this project is to use single molecule experimental methods to understand the structure and dynamics of these proteins.  

Supervisor(s): 

Oleg Sushkov
Topological Insulator (TI) is a novel quantum state of matter. This is one of the “topological phases of matter” which is the subject of 2016 Nobel prize in physics.

Supervisor(s): 

Maria Cunningham

We now have telescopes that can collect unprecedented amounts of data on many things, including molecular clouds and star formation, which are the subjects of this project.

Supervisor(s): 

Maria Cunningham

How life formed on Planet Earth is one of the big questions that we want to answer as scientists.

Supervisor(s): 

Maria Cunningham


The formation and evolution of stars drives the evolution of galaxies in the universe at all epochs (times), from the earliest observable galaxies to our own Milky Way.

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