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



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]



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]


PhD Students


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]


Master Students

Arghadeep Pal
Arghadeep obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Calcutta (Department of Radio Physics and Electronics) in 2019. His Bachelor’s Thesis was on Simulation of photonic crystal and application of machine learning in it. In 2019, he joined the Masters Programme in Advanced Optical Technologies in Friedrich Alexander University. He has joined this group in 2020 for doing his internship, mini-thesis and Master Thesis.

arghadeep.pal [at]


Previous Group Members

Shroddha Mukhopadhyay (summer intern 2020)

Jonathan Silver (visiting scientist 2015 – 2020)
Present affiliation: National Physical Laboratory, UK

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