Group Members


PI – Pascal Del’Haye

Pascal Del’Haye
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
91058 Erlangen, Germany
pascal.delhaye [at]
Tel +49 9131 7133 137


Jonathan Silver
Jonathan studied physics at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. During his PhD he worked at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and at the University of Bonn in the group of Michael Koehl on “Interaction of a single ion with ultracold atoms and an optical fibre cavity”.

jonathan.silver [at]



Shuangyou Zhang
Shuangyou received his Bachelors in Electronics from Jilin University, and PhD in Electronics from Peking University. His research interests include optical frequency combs and their applications, chip-scale atomic clock, two-photon-transition for optical frequency standards and integrated photonics.

shuangyou.zhang [at]




PhD Students

Leonardo Del Bino
Leonardo obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Florence. During his Master studies he worked at the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS) at the University of Florence on “Development of an experimental apparatus for the realization of dipolar quantum gases of Dysprosium atoms”.

leonardo.del-bino [at]



Michael Woodley
Michael studied theoretical physics at the University of Birmingham. During his Master’s thesis he worked on PT-symmetric quantum mechanics in the group of Professor Mike Gunn (University of Birmingham).

michael.woodley [at]



George Ghalanos
George joined the group in 2018 as a PhD student with the Controlled Quantum Dynamics Centre for Doctoral Training at Imperial College London. George graduated from the University of Bath with an MPhys in Physics, where he fabricated and characterised on-chip optical waveguides for his master’s thesis.

george.ghalanos [at]



Andreas Svela
Andreas obtained his bachelor’s degree in applied physics and mathematics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2017. With a growing interest in quantum physics, he moved to Imperial College London, joining the master’s programme in quantum engineering. Andreas is funded by an Aker Scholarship.

andreas.svela [at]



Niall Moroney
Niall received a MEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool before joining the Royal Air Force. After 4 years, he decided that he wanted a change of lifestyle and was accepted onto the Quantum Systems Engineering Skills Hub at Imperial College London.

niall.moroney [at]



Lewis Hill
Lewis is an external theory student in our group, located at the University of Strathclyde and working with Prof Gian-Luca Oppo. He obtained degrees in both ‘Mathematics’ and ‘Theoretical and Computational Physics’ from Cardiff University where he was also awarded the Professor John Parrot Prize in 2017.

lewis.hill [at]



Toby BiToby Bi
Toby has a BSc in physics and computer science, BSc (Hons) in physics, and an MSc in physics, all from The University of Auckland, New Zealand. His master’s research project was on parametric oscillations in magnesium fluoride microresonators supervised by Stuart G. Murdoch in the nonlinear photonics group. Toby joined the group at MPL in 2020 to pursue a PhD as part of the MICROCOMB Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network. [at]


Shroddha Mukhopadhyay
Shroddha did her Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, Kolkata. Her thesis was in Computational Nanophotonics, which led her to pursue masters in photonics. She joined Europhotonics masters in 2019 with an Erasmus scholarship, studying in Aix Marseille University and Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics.

shroddha.mukhopadhyay [at]


Previous Group Members

Shun Fujii (visiting PhD 01/2020-03/2020)
Present affiliation: Keio University, Japan

Francois Copie (visiting scientist 12/2017-08/2018)
Present affiliation: Lecturer at University of Lille, France

Xin Zhao (visiting scientist 08/2016-08/2017)
Present affiliation: Associate Professor Beihang University, Beijing, China

Sarah Stebbings (visiting scientist 07/2015-07/2017)

Diptarko Chowdhury (work experience student 01/2016-05/2016)
Present affiliation: Student at Oxford University

Changlei Guo (visiting scientist 01/2016-04/2016)
Present affiliation: SYRTE – Observatoire de Paris

Amy Hughes (summer intern 06/2015-09/2015)
Present affiliation: PhD Student at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University