Unit Members

 

 June 2017: Back row: Yong Yang, Sho Kasumie, Viet Giang Truong, Jonathan Ward, Kristoffer Karlsson, Metin Ozer, Ratnesh Kumar Gupta, Thomas Nieddu, Simon Peter Mekhail, Fuchuan Lei, Emi Nakamura.  Front row: Síle Nic Chormaic, Cindy Esporlas, Tridib Ray, Krishnapriya Subramonian Rajasree, Xue Han, Jinjin Du, Wenfang Li, [Mayuri Kawale]. 

To contact a unit member please use firstname.surname@oist.jp (in most cases)


Principal Investigator

  • Síle Nic Chormaic, Professor

Support Staff

  • Emi Nakamura, Research Administrator
  • Kristoffer Karlsson (PhD), Research Technician
  • Metin Ozer, Research Technician

Staff Scientists and Postdoctoral Scholars

(Details in brackets give affiliation prior to joining)
 
NanoBioOptics Group
  • Xue Han (PhD student University of Louisville, USA)
  • Georgiy Tkachenko (Postdoc University of St Andrews, Scotland)
  • Viet Giang Truong - Staff Scientist II (Postdoc NUS, Singapore)
Optical Cavities and Sensing Group
  • Fuchuan Lei (PhD student Tsinghua University, China)
  • Jonathan Ward - Staff Scientist II (Postdoc The Humboldt University, Germany)
  • Yong Yang (Postdoc The University of Oregon, USA)
Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group
  • Jinjin Du (PhD student Shanxi University, China)
  • Tridib Ray (PhD student Raman Research Institute, India)
  • Wenfang Li (PhD student Shanxi University, China)

Graduate Students

(Details in brackets give prior affiliation)
NanoBioOptics Group
  • Cindy Esporlas, OIST PhD Student 2015 (University of the Philippines - Diliman)
  • Simon Peter Mekhail, OIST PhD Student 2013 (University of Auckland, New Zealand)  Co-supervised by Prof Gordon Arbuthnott of the Brain Mechanism of Behaviour Unit
Optical Cavities and Sensing Group
  • Sho Kasumie, OIST PhD Student 2014 (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group
  • Ratnesh Gupta, OIST PhD Student 2015 (IISER-Kolkata, India)
  • Thomas Nieddu, OIST PhD Student 2013 (Université de Liège, Belgium)
  • Krishnapriya Subramonian Rajasree, OIST PhD Student 2014 (CUSAT, India)
  • Sanele Dlamini, UKZN PhD Student (UKZN, South Africa) [co-supervision and based in UKZN]

UKZN: University of Kwazulu-Natal


Research Project/Intern Students

  • Hassan Kazi, Research Intern, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, October-December 2017
  • Anjana Krishnadas, Research Intern, IISER-Kolkata, India, September-March 2018
  • Maki Maeda, OIST Rotation Student, September-December 2017
  • Lina Koronfel, OIST Rotation Student, September-December 2017

February 2016:  Back row: Metin OzerKristoffer Karlsson, Sho Kasumie, Thomas Nieddu, Aysen Gurkan Ozer, Yong Yang, Viet Giang Truong, Aili Maimaiti, Jonathan Ward.   Front row: Tridib Ray, Vikraman Karunanidhi, Mark Daly, JinJin Du, Ramgopal MaduganiSíle Nic ChormaicWenfang Li, Xue Han, Krishnapriya Subramonian Rajasree, Peter Mekhail, Emi Nakamura.  

May 2015 (from left to right)  Back row: Mark Daly, Aili Maimaiti, Viet Giang Truong, Tridb Ray, Marios Sergides, Ravi Kumar, Jonathan Ward, Yong Yang, Ivan Gusachenko, Ruth Thompson, Síle Nic Chormaic Middle: Peter Mekhail, Vu Hong Le, Ramgopal Madugani, Krishnapriya Subramonian Rajasree, Vandna Gokhroo, Christiane Ebongue, Tushar Kanti Saha, Emi Nakamura;   Front: Thomas Nieddu

July 2014 (from left to right)  Back row: Yong Yang, Jonathan Ward, Kieran Deasy, Marios Sergides, Ciarán Phelan, Ravi Kumar, Ivan Gusachenko; Front row: Emi Nakamura, Masakazu Igarashi, Ramgopal Madugani, Thomas Nieddu, Vu Hong Le, Mark Daly, Síle Nic Chormaic, Viet Giang Truong, Aili Maimaiti, Vandna Gokhroo, Krishnapriya Subramonian Rajasree

November 2013  (from left to right) Back row: Jonathan Ward, Nitesh Dhasmana, Ravi Kumar, Eugen Prel, Yong Yang, Kieran Deasy, Mary Frawley, Viet Giang Truong, Ciarán Phelan. Front row: Síle Nic Chormaic, Elaine Wong, Aili Maimaiti, Ramgopal Madugani, Vu Hong Le, Ivan Gusachenko, Vandna Gokhroo, Emi Nakamura, Mark Daly, Marios Sergides

November (Movember) 2012  (from left to right) Back row: Yong Yang, Ravi Kumar, Eugen Prel, Ivan Gusachenko, Ciarán Phelan, Alan Curtis, Jonathan Ward, Viet Giang Truong, Kieran Deasy, Mary Frawley.  Front row:  Síle Nic Chormaic, Mark Daly, Ramgopal Madugani, Laura Russell, Le Hong Vu, Aili Maimaiti, Vandna Gokhroo, Emi Nakamura

May 2012  From left to right:  Mary Frawley, Giang Truong, Ramgopal Madugani, Laura Russell, Ali Maimaiti, Mark Daly, Yong Yang, Ravi Kumar, Eugen Prel, Vibhuti Bhushan Tiwari, Síle Nic Chormaic, Momoko Zamami. 


Former Graduate Students

(Details in brackets gives destination on leaving)
 
  • Aili Maimaiti, PhD University College Cork 2017 (Postdoc, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada)
  • Ramgopal Madugani, PhD University College Cork 2017 (Postdoc, NIST Gaithursburg, USA)
  • Mark Daly, PhD OIST Graduate University 2017 (Scientific Writing) 
  • Ravi Kumar, PhD University College Cork 2015 (Postdoc, CQT - NUS Singapore)
  • Mary Frawley, PhD University College Cork 2014 (Teacher Training, Ireland)
  • Laura Russell, PhD University College Cork  2013  (Vision Research Engineer, Valeo Vision Systems, Ireland)
  • Amy Watkins, PhD University College Cork 2013 (National Space Centre, Ireland)
  • Alex Petcu-Colan, MSc University College Cork 2013 (Percussionist, Ireland)
  • Yuqiang Wu, PhD University College Cork 2011 (Postdoc, Max Plank Institute for the Science of Light, Germany)
  • Kieran Deasy, PhD Cork Institute of Technology 2011 (Postdoc, University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Michael Morrissey, PhD Cork Institute of Technology 2009 (Postdoc, FORTH, Crete, Greece)
  • Jonathan Ward, PhD Cork Institute of Technology 2009 (Postdoc, Humboldt University, Germany)
  • Thejesh Bandi, MSc Cork Institute of Technology 2008 (PhD Universite Neuchatel, Switzerland)
  • Danny O'Shea, MSc University College Cork 2007 (PhD, TUV, Austria)
  • Eva Norris, MSc Cork Institute of Technology 2003 (Assistant Lecturer, CIT, Ireland)

Former Staff

  • Aysen Gurkan, Research Technician 2016-2017 (Technician, Neuronal Rhythms in Movement Unit, OIST)
  • Vikraman Karunanidhi, Research Technician 2015-2016
  • Marios Sergides - JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow 2013-2014, Postdoc 2014-2015 (Postdoc, University of Florence, Italy)
  • Ivan Gusachenko, Postdoc 2012-2015 (Postdoc, St. Andrews University, Scotland)
  • Vandna Gokhroo, Postdoc 2012-2015 (Postdoc, Washington State University, USA)
  • Vu Hong Le, Technician 2012-2015 (PhD studies, Karlsruhe University, Germany)
  • Bishwajeet Singh, Research Assistant 2014-2015 (PhD studies Osaka University, Japan)
  • Kieran Deasy, Postdoc 2012-2015 (Physics Resource Specialist, OIST)
  • Ciarán Phelan, Postdoc 2012-2014 (Postdoc, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil)
  • Nitesh Dhasmana, Research Assistant 2013-2014 (PhD studies at CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA)
  • Alan Curtis, Technician 2012-2013 (Technician Shell E&P, Ireland)
  • Momoko Zamami, Research Administrator 2011-2012
  • Vibhuti Bhushan Tiwari, Postdoc 2011-2012 (Senior Scientist, RRCAT, India)

Former Intern/Project/Rotation Students

  • Lewis Bartos Picard, Research Intern, Durham University, UK, July-September 2017
  • Joanna Lis, Research Intern, UCL, UK, July-September 2017
  • Christine Guzman, OIST PhD Rotation Student, May-August 2017
  • Mayuri Kawale, Research Intern, IISER-Kolkata, India, May-July 2017
  • Prince Sunil Thomas, Research Intern, MSc Graduate UCD, Ireland, January-May 2017
  • Haritha Kambalathmana, Research Intern, CUSAT, Cohin, India, January-May 2017
  • Masakazu Taira, Rotation Student, January-April 2017
  • Chris Campbell, Rotation Student, January-April 2017
  • Rafino Murphy, Research Intern, BSc Graduate NUI Maynooth, Ireland, October 2016-April 2017
  • Maria Langbecker, DAAD-JSPS Funded Research Intern, PhD Student, University of Mainz, Germany, January-March 2017
  • Yan Chen, Research Intern, Jilin University, China, January-March 2017
  • Shicheng Zhang, Research Intern, PhD Student, East China UST, China, October-December 2016
  • Jan von Keitz, Research Intern, University of Muenster, Germany, July-September 2016
  • Ratnesh Kumar Gupta, Rotation Student, May-August 2016 
  • Sakthi Priya Amirtharaj, Research Intern, IIT-Madras, India, May-July 2016
  • Mayuri Kawale, Research Intern, IISER-Kolkata, India, May-July 2016
  • Nikol Lambeva, Research Intern, University of Birmingham, UK, July 2016
  • Wenfang Li, Research Intern, PhD Student, Shanxi University, China, December-May 2016
  • Pei Zeng, Research Intern, Nanjing University, China, October-December 2015
  • Cindy Esporlas, Rotation Student, September-December 2015
  • Sahar Hejazy, Rotation Student, September-December 2015
  • Sho Kasumie, Rotation Student, September-December 2015
  • Sanele Dlamini, Research Intern, PhD student UKZN, South Africa, July-December 2015
  • Christiane Ebongue, Research Intern, University of Maryland, USA, April-September 2015
  • Colum O'Leary, Research Intern, TCD, Ireland, June-September 2015
  • Krishnapriya Subramonian Rajasree, OIST rotation student, May-August 2015
  • Ruth Thompson, OIST rotation student, May-August 2015
  • Tushar Kanti Saha, Research Intern, IISER-Kolkata, India, May-July 2015
  • Pranam Prakash, Research Intern, CUSAT, India January-May 2015 (Optics Designer, SFO Technologies, India)
  • Christina Lee, OIST Rotation student, January-April 2015
  • Yuta Ooka, Research Intern, Keio University, Japan, February-April 2015
  • Sunny Saurabh, Research Intern, RRI, India August 2014-March2015 (PhD studies MPI for Nuclear Physics, Germany)
  • Ali Seer, Research Intern, University of Konstanz, Germany October-March 2015
  • Simon Peter Mekhail, OIST PhD Rotation Student, August-December 2014
  • Vineetha Naniyil, Research Intern, RRI, India September-December 2014
  • James Schloss, OIST PhD Rotation Student, September-December 2014
  • Thomas Nieddu, OIST PhD Rotation Student, April-August 2014
  • Masakazu Igarashi, OIST PhD Rotation Student, May-August 2014
  • Krishnapriya SR, Research Intern, CUSAT, India June-August 2014 (PhD studies at OIST)
  • Himanshu Agarwal, Research Intern, IIT Kharaghur, India, May-July 2014 
  • Lisa Nakahara, Research Intern, University of Tsukuba, Japan, February-March 2014
  • Elaine Wong, OIST PhD Rotation Student, September-December 2013
  • Danny Riordan, Research Intern, University College Cork, Ireland,June-August 2013 (PhD studies at UCC)