• KY16 9SS

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

I am a research fellow at the Quantum Light-Matter group, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, working on the Leverhulme project ‘Perovskite dipolaritons for room temperature quantum applications’ since January 2023 with Dr Hamid Ohadi. In 2022, I worked at the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde on the EPSRC QuantIC project ‘Quantum enhanced multiphoton absorption for imaging’ with Dr Lucia Caspani. I worked on EPSRC Project Rydberg Polaritons in Cu2O microcavities (EP/S014403/1) from November 2019 to December 2021 with Dr. Hamid Ohadi at the Quantum Light-Matter group. I was also a principal investigator to the Research Incentive Grant (RIG009823), from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, working on quantum confined Rydberg excitons of cuprous oxide in 2020-21. During the earlier period from November 2015 to 2019, I worked on the EPSRC project Hybrid Polaritonics (EP/M025330/1) with Prof. Ifor Samuel and Prof. Graham Turnbull at the Organic Semiconductor Centre. In 2015, I worked at the Ultrafast spectroscopy group with Dr. Tersilla Virgili and Prof. Giulio Cerulllo at Politecnico di Milano. Earlier I graduated in 2009 with Masters in Physics from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur, India. I then joined as an early stage researcher at the Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy as part of the Marie Curie ITN-FP7-PEOPLE Project ICARUS (237900) and obtained a Ph.D. degree in 2014.

My current interests involve fabrication and engineering semiconductor  materials towards understanding their properties using a wide range of spectroscopic studies for applications in optoelectronics and quantum technologies. Materials of interest are  inorganic semiconductors, perovskites, carbon nanotubes, plasmonic nanoparticles, liquid crystals,  and a wide range of organic semiconductor materials. Fabrication techniques of interest are thermal evaporation, RF magnetron sputtering, spin coating, chemical vapour deposition and focused ion beam etching. Spectroscopy techniques of interest are ellipsometry, Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, photoluminescence and amplified spontaneous emission, time-correlated single photon counting, streak camera, X-ray diffraction, Fourier imaging spectroscopy, interferometry, cryogenic spectroscopy, femtosecond transient absorption and 2D electronic spectroscopy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Ultrafast processes in a strongly coupled organic semiconductor microcavity, Politecnico di Milano


Award Date: 14 Mar 2014

Master of Science, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning

Award Date: 22 Nov 2009

External positions

IoP QQQ Special Interest group committe member, Institute of Physics (IOP)

Sept 2022 → …

Research Associate, University of Strathclyde

1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022


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