PI – Pascal Del’Haye
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
91058 Erlangen, Germany
pascal.delhaye [at] mpl.mpg.de
Tel +49 9131 7133 137
(Senior Scientist and Deputy Group Leader)
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] mpl.mpg.de
Lewis is an external theory postdoc in our group, co-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] strath.ac.uk
Yaojing received her Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014, and her PhD from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2018. She continued to work as a postdoctoral fellow in CUHK until 2022, working on nonlinear silicon photonics and its applications on Raman lasers. She is also familiar with the hybrid integration of two-dimensional (2D) materials onto the silicon platform. She joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow to work on optical frequency combs and their applications in 2022.
yaojing.zhang [at] mpl.mpg.de
Dr. Jolly Xavier is in the group as a visiting Scientist for the collaborative research titled “On-chip Microresonators embedded Integrated Photonic circuits”. He is Associate Professor in the department of SeNSE, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi leading the research group Nano Optoplasmonic and Quantum Photonic Devices (NaQuD) Lab in IIT Delhi.
jxavier [at] sense.iitd.ac.in
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] mpl.mpg.de
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.
toby.bi [at] mpl.mpg.de
Graeme is an external PhD student located at the University of Strathclyde and supervised by Prof Gian-Luca Oppo. He achieved his BSc (Hons) in mathematical physics at the University of Edinburgh before moving to the University of Strathclyde to obtain an MSc in physics and start his PhD in the ‘theory and simulation of frequency combs in micro-resonator devices’.
graeme.campbell.2019 [at] uni.strath.ac.uk
Marjan Raeis Danaei
Marjan obtained a M.Sc. in solid state physics at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran. She then moved to Germany to pursue her master studies in material physics at FAU Erlangen on the topic of “investigation of WGM resonators in the THz regime for sensing”. She joined the group as a PhD student in 2021.
marjan.raeis-danaei [at] mpl.mpg.de
Haochen received his Bachelors in physics from University of California, Los Angeles, and Master’s degree in Chemistry from University of Tokyo. He joined the group as a PhD student in 2021.
haochen.yan [at] mpl.mpg.de
Hao (Jam) Zhang
Hao Zhang is a PhD student from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, supervised by Prof Shilong Pan. He received the bachelor’s degree in Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Technology from Nanjing University in 2019. He joined the group as a visiting PhD student in 2021.
hao.zhang [at] mpl.mpg.de
Alekhya received his bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from University of Calcutta, India, and master’s degree in advanced optical technologies from Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen – Nuremberg, Germany. He joined the group as a PhD candidate in January, 2022.
alekhya.ghosh [at] mpl.mpg.de
Arghadeep obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Calcutta in 2019. His Bachelor’s Thesis was on Simulation of photonic crystal and application of machine learning in it. In 2019, he joined the Master’s Programme in Advanced Optical Technologies at Friedrich Alexander University. He joined our group in 2020 for his internship, mini-thesis, and Master Thesis.
arghadeep.pal [at] fau.de
Abdullah joined us in late 2022 to pursue his PhD as part of the Max Planck School of Photonics. He obtained his M.Sc degree in Physics in the winter of 2022 as part of the International Max Planck Research School for Condensed Matter Science in Stuttgart. During his time there, he worked on kW-scale thin-disk lasers and few-cycle nonlinear light sources.
abdullah.alabbadi [at] mpl.mpg.de
Masoud graduated in physics from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. He moved to Paris to join the Master2 program in Quantum Devices at University of Paris. He did his internship on high frequency modulation of Quatum Cascade Lasers in QUAD group, École Normale Supéreiure, Paris. After a short stay in 2dphotonics group, CREHA, Antibes working on the design and fabrication of GaN metasurfaces, he moved to the Max Planck School of Photonics to follow his studies in Master of Advanced Optical Technologies (MAOT).
masoud.kheyri [at] mpl.mpg.de
Julian is a Bachelor of physics student at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. He started his studies in October 2019. He joined the group to work on his Bachelor Thesis about Fabry–Perot cavities.
julian.thoms [at] fau.de
Louis-Philippe has been pursuing a bachelor’s degree in physics and electrical engineering at the University of Ottawa since September 2021. He joined the group for a three-month internship during the summer of 2023 as part of a collaboration between MPL and the Max Planck-uOttawa Centre, with the goal of gaining practical experience with optical circuits and knowledge on the numerous expanding applications of nonlinear optics.
lstar096 [at] uottawa.ca
Previous Group Members
Yongyong Zhuang (visiting 2022-23)
Present affiliation: Associate professor at the Jiaotong University
Eva-Maria Hirmer (Bachelor’s student 2022)
Present affiliation: Master’s student at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Kiyoul Yang (visiting September 2022)
Present affiliation: Assistant Professor at the Harvard University
Leonardo Del Bino (PhD / EngD and PostDoc 2016-2022)
Present affiliation: Co-founder at Akhetonics
Jolly Xavier (visiting June 2022)
Present affiliation: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Andreas Svela (PhD 2018 -2022)
Niall Moroney (PhD 2018 -2022)
Present affiliation: Quantum Optics Scientist at ORCA computing, UK
Michael Woodley (PhD / EngD 2016 -2020)
Present affiliation: Postdoc at the University of Sussex, UK
Shroddha Mukhopadhyay (summer intern 2020)
Present affiliation: PhD student at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Jonathan Silver (research scientist / postdoc 2015 – 2020)
Present affiliation: National Physical Laboratory, UK
Shun Fujii (visiting PhD 01/2020-03/2020)
Present affiliation: Keio University, Japan
Francois Copie (research scientist / postdoc 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