Group Members


PI – Pascal Del’Haye

Pascal Del’Haye
National Physical Laboratory
Hampton Road
Teddington, TW11 0LWUnited Kingdom

pascal.delhaye [at]
Tel +44 20 8943 6301


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 Zhang 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 NPL last April 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 Svela 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]


Previous Group Members

Dr 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: 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