Areas of Expertise

  • quantum control
  • modelling and simulation
  • optimization and control
  • spin dynamics
  • medical imaging (MRI)

Publications

  1. & Multi-fractal geometry of finite networks of spins: Nonequilibrium dynamics beyond thermalization and many-body-localization. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 103, 622-631.
  2. & Structured Singular Value Analysis for Spintronics Network Information Transfer Control. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 1-1.
  3. & Information transfer fidelity in spin networks and ring-based quantum routers. Quantum Information Processing 14(12), 4751-4785.
  4. & Backaction-driven, robust, steady-state long-distance qubit entanglement over lossy channels. Physical Review A 94(3)
  5. & Creating a tissue mimicking phantom appropriate for relaxometry, diffusion imaging and ultrasound elastography. Physica Medica 32, 220

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Teaching

  • PH-307 Condensed Matter Physics II

    The course builds on module PH-207 and provides a theoretical and experimental overview of the thermal, electronic and magnetic properties of material.

  • PH-M38 Magnetic Resonance Physics, NMR Spectroscopy and MRI

    This course will provide an introduction to medical physics and imaging focusing on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and MRI. It will cover the physical principles underpinning nuclear magnetic resonance, MRI hardware, pulse sequences and MR safety. Basic and advanced imaging techniques will be discussed, including gradient and spin echo imaging, T1 and T2 weighting, probing tissue micro-structure via diffusion weighting (DWI, DTI, DKI), perfusion and dynamic contrast enhanced imaging, as well as detection of chemical biomarkers by in vivo NMR spectroscopy. MR coil design, especially the design of RF coils, and techniques for mapping static magnetic fields (B0), gradient fields and RF fields will be described, and the design of tissue-mimicking phantoms for QA will be discussed.

Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr Frederic Boy
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
    Other supervisor: Dr Stephen Johnston
  • The development of Phantoms for the validation of an MRI structural Spectroscopy Sequence (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
  • Simulation of spintronics devices (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karol Kalna
  • Enhanced in-vivo detection of metabolites by magnetic resonance spectroscopy and quantum control (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Richard Hugtenburg
  • Novel diagnositic techniques for whole-body magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Jonathan Phillips