Unit Members

July 2023 (front row, left to right): Aswathy Raj, Anna Kotel, Maki Maeda, Ramgopal Madugani, Síle Nic Chormaic, Pramitha Praveen Kamath,  Emi Nakamura, Dylan Brown, Zohreh Shahrabifarahani, Aysen Gurkan Ozer; (back row, left to right) Souvik Sil, Fathy Hassan, Metin Ozer, German Suslin, Amal Jose, Viet Giang Truong,  Shilong Li, Mohammed Zia Jalaludeen, Kristoffer Karlson, Alexey Vylegzhanin, Lunnet Newman Yokomizo, Wenfang Li   

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


Principal Investigator

Flag of Ireland - Wikipedia Síle Nic Chormaic, Professor


Support Staff

Flag of Japan - WikipediaEmi Nakamura, Research Unit Administrator

Flag of Sweden - Wikipedia Kristoffer Karlsson (PhD), Research Technician

Flag of Turkey - Wikipedia Metin Ozer, Research Technician


Staff Scientists, Postdoctoral Scholars and Junior Research Fellows

(Details in brackets give prior affiliation)
 

NanoBioOptics Group

Flag of Turkey - Wikipedia Aysen Gurkan Ozer - Visiting Researcher (Lab Manager and Research Technician, Neuronal Rhythms in Movement Unit, OIST, Japan)

Flag of Egypt - Wikipedia Fathy Hassan - OIST Interdisciplinary Postdoc with pi-Conjugated Polymers Unit (Lecturer, Tanta University, Egypt)

Flag of Greece - Wikipedia Domna Kotsifaki - Visiting Researcher from Duke Kunshan University, China

Flag of India - Wikipedia Souvik Sil - Postdoc (PhD student, IISER-Kolkata, India)

Flag of Vietnam - Wikipedia Viet Giang Truong - Staff Scientist II (Postdoc, University College Cork, Ireland)

 

Optical Cavities and Sensing Group

Flag of India - Wikipedia Ramgopal Madugani - Postdoc (Postdoc, NIST, USA)

Flag of China - Wikipedia Shilong Li - Visiting Researcher from Zhejiang University, China

Flag of China - Wikipedia Ke Tian - Visiting Researcher from Harbin Engineering University, China

 

Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group

Flag of New Zealand - Wikipedia Dylan Brown - Postdoc (PhD student, University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Flag of China - Wikipedia Wenfang Li - Staff Scientist I (Postdoc, CQT Singapore)


PhD Students

(Details in brackets give prior affiliation)
 

NanoBioOptics Group

Flag of India - Wikipedia Pramitha Praveen Kamath, OIST PhD Student Sep 2021 (CUSAT, India)

Flag of Syria Hania Altabbaa - OIST PhD Student May 2023 (Damascus University, Syria)

 

Optical Cavities and Sensing Group

Flag of Japan - Wikipedia Maki Maeda - OIST PhD Student May 2017 (ANU, Australia)

Flag of India - Wikipedia Mohammed Zia Jalaludeen - OIST PhD Student Sep 2020 (CUSAT, India)​

Flag of India - Wikipedia Amal Jose - OIST PhD Student May 2022 (CUSAT, India)

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/... Samuel Begumya - OIST PhD Student Jan 2023 (Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, India) 

 

Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group

Flag of Russia - Wikipedia Alexey Vylegzhanin - OIST PhD Student Jan 2020 (Moscow State University, Russia) 

Flag of Iran - Wikipedia Zohreh Shahrabifarahani - OIST PhD Student May 2020 (Shahid Beheshti University, Iran) 

Flag of India - Wikipedia Aswathy Raj - OIST PhD Student Sep 2020 (IISER-Kolkata, India)

Flag of Russia - Wikipedia Sergei Abdrakhmanov - OIST PhD Student May 2023 (Novosibirsk State University Russia) 


Rotation/Visiting/Intern Students

NanoBioOpt Group

Flag of Russia - Wikipedia German Suslin - Chimu Gukuru Research Intern, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia May 2023-June 2024

Optical Cavities and Sensing Group

 Tom Rodemund - Visiting Research Student, Technisches Universitaet Chemnitz, Germany, October 2023-September 2024

Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group

Flag of Russia - Wikipedia Anna Kortel - Chimu Gukuru Research Intern, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia, May 2023-June 2024

Flag of Mexico Guillermo Perez Lobato, Research Intern, Research and Advanced Studies Centre of the IPN, Mexico, October 2023-March 2024

Flag of Germany Veronika Giricz, Visiting Research Student, Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany, November 2023-April 2024 


June 2022 (from front to back, left to right): Souvik Sil, Aleksandr Zaitsev, Liming  Mao, Hania Al Tabbaa, Alexey Vylegzhanin, Maryna Khrypko, Viet Giang Truong, Aswathy Raj, Nikolaos Kokkinidas, Dylan Brown, Zohreh Shahrabifarahani, Shilong Li, Arina Ismail, Samuel Begumya, Jennifer Sanchez, Kristoffer Karlson, Síle Nic Chormaic, Jameesh Keloth, Zhuowei Cheng, Yousif Saleh, Mohammed Zia Jalaludeen, Vishnu Kavungal, Maki Maeda, Metin Ozer, Yanqiu Du, Jesse Everett, Emi Nakamura, Pramitha Praveen Kamath.   Not in picture:  Theodoros Bouloumis, Ramgopal Madugani. 

group photo

April 2021 (from left to right)Alexey Vylegzhanin, Zohreh Shahrabifarahani, Ratnesh Kumar Gupta, [Prajakta Kokate], Kristoffer Karlson, Aswathy Raj, Emi Nakamura, Viet Giang Truong, Cindy Esporlas, [Domna Kotsifaki], Maki Maeda, Theodoros Bouloumis, Dylan Brown, Síle Nic Chormaic, Mohammed Zia Jalaludeen, Jesse Everett, Jameesh Keloth, [Georgiy Tkachenko], Metin Ozer, Shilong Li. 

May 2020 (from top left to bottom right): Krishanapriya Subramonian Rajasree, Síle Nic Chormaic, Cindy Esporlas, Rene Henke, Domna Kotsifaki, Ke Tian, Priscila Romagnoli, Alexey Vylegzhanin, Jameesh Keloth, Christina Ripken, Vandna Gokhroo, Jibo Yu, Kristoffer Karlsoon, Jesse Everett, Irina Korshok, Angzhen Li, Metin Ozer, Georgiy Tkachenko, Viet Giang Truong, Maki Maeda, Theodoros Bouloumis, Ratnesh Kumar Gupta 

July 2019Back row Kristoffer Karlsoon, Rene Henke, Thomas Nieddu, Jesse Everett, Maki Maeda, Sho Kasumie, Fuchuan Lei, Georgiy Tkachenko, Emi Nakamura, Jean-Baptiste Ceppe, Theodoros Bouloumis, Domna Kotsifaki, Jonathan Ward, Paul Wood, Viet Giang Truong.  Front row: Mathieu Couillard, Simon Peter Mekhail, Priscila Romagnoli, Xue Han, Ratnesh Kumar Gupta, Vandna Gokhroo, Síle Nic Chormaic, Cindy Esporlas, Antoine Pichene. 

Unit photo

November 2018Back row Sho Kasumie, Jonathan Ward, Jesse Everett, Georgiy Tkachenko, Christina Ripken, Domna Kotsifaki, Stephy Vincent, Ivan Toftul, Thomas Nieddu, Metin Ozer.  Front row: Síle Nic Chormaic, Fuchuan Lei, Simon Peter Mekhail, Tridib Ray, Priscila Romagnoli, Maki Maeda, Cindy Esporlas, Ratnesh Kumar Gupta, Krishnapriya Subramonian Rajasree, Emi Nakamura. 

 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. 

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)
  • Theodoros Bouloumis, PhD OIST Graduate University 2023 (JSPS DC2 Fellow OIST --> Head of R&D TipQC, Slovenia )
  • Lewis Ruks, PhD OIST Graduate University 2022 (Junior Research Fellow OIST --> Postdoc NTT, Japan) 
  • Ratnesh Kumar Gupta, PhD OIST Graduate University 2022 (Postdoc University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Christina Ripken, PhD OIST Graduate University 2020  (Germany)
  • Krishnapriya Subramonian Rajasree, PhD OIST Graduate University 2020 (Postdoc Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover, Germany --> Applications Scientist in Quantum Technologies, Toptica, Germany --> Senior Optical Engineer, DXC Luxoft, Germany)
  • René Henke, MSc University of Muenster Germany 2020 (PhD Student University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Simon Peter Mekhail, PhD OIST Graduate University 2019 (Postdoc University of Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Sho Kasumie, PhD OIST Graduate University 2019 (Writer/Consultancy, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Thomas Nieddu, PhD OIST Graduate University Japan 2019 (Marie Curie Fellow, LKB Paris, Sorbonne University, France --> Sales Engineer, Thorlabs Inc., France)
  • Muhammad Hassan Kazi, MSc Ruhr Univesitaet Bochum, Germany 2018 (R&D Engineer, Menlo Systems GmBH, Germany)
  • Sanele Dlamini, PhD UKZN South Africa 2018 (Research Associate, National Nuclear Regulator, South Africa --> Technican, Durban University of Technology, South Africa)
  • Aili Maimaiti, PhD University College Cork Ireland 2017 (Postdoc, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden --> Senior Optical Engineer, Infinera, Sweden)
  • Ramgopal Madugani, PhD University College Cork Ireland 2017 (Postdoc, NIST Gaithursburg, USA --> Postdoc, OIST Graduate University)
  • Mark Daly, PhD OIST Graduate University Japan 2017 (Associate Editor, SpringerNature, UK --> Scientific Project Officer, SFI Ireland) 
  • Ravi Kumar, PhD University College Cork 2015 (Postdoc, CQT - NUS Singapore --> CTO Atomionics Singapore)
  • Mary Frawley, PhD University College Cork 2014 (Teacher Training, Ireland --> Secondary School Teacher, Ireland)
  • Laura Russell, PhD University College Cork  2013  (Vision Research Engineer, Valeo Vision Systems, Ireland  --> Commerical Pilot Aer Lingus, 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 --> Philips Research Shanghai, China-->Director, Guangdong Bright Dream Robotics, China)
  • Kieran Deasy, PhD Cork Institute of Technology 2011 (Postdoc, University of Sheffield, UK --> Physics Research Support Specialist, OIST, Japan)
  • Michael Morrissey, PhD Cork Institute of Technology 2009 (Postdoc, FORTH, Crete, Greece -->  Postoc, UKZN, South Africa --> Applied Physicist, Eli Beamlines, Czech Republic --> Data Scientist, Quichsoft, Czech Republic)
  • Jonathan Ward, PhD Cork Institute of Technology 2009 (Postdoc, Humboldt University, Germany -->Staff Scientist, OIST, Japan --> Senior Technical Officer, UCC, Ireland)
  • Thejesh Bandi, MSc Cork Institute of Technology 2008 (PhD Universite Neuchatel, Switzerland --> Scientist, Space Applications Center, India-->Associate Professor, The University of Alabama, USA)
  • Danny O'Shea, MSc University College Cork 2007 (PhD, TUV, Austria)
  • Eva Norris, MSc Cork Institute of Technology 2003 (Lecturer, CIT, Ireland)

Former Staff (2021 - )   

  • Shilong Li - Staff Scientist I 2020-2023 (Professor, Zhejiang University, China)
  • Yanqiu Du - Visiting Researcher 2022-2023 (Postdoc/Lecturer, Harbin Engineering University/Heilongjiang University of  Science and Technology, China)
  • Vishnu Kavungal - Postdoc 2022-2023 (Postdoc, Experimental Quantum Information Unit, OIST, Japan)
  • Jameesh Keloth - Postdoc 2019-2023 (Postdoc, Waseda University, Japan)
  • Jesse Everett - Postdoc 2018-2022 (Postdoc, ANU, Australia)
  • Georgiy Tkachenko - Staff Scientist I JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2022 (Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Japan --> Marie Curie Fellow, University of Bordeaux, France. )
  • Ke Tian - Postdoc 2020-2022 (Lecturer --> Associate Professor, Harbin Engineering University, China)
  • Domna Kotsifaki - Staff Scientist I 2018-2021 (Assistant Professor, Duke Kunshan University, China)
  • Vandna Gokhroo - Staff Scientist I 2018-2021 (Assistant Professor, Mahindra University, India)
  • Isha Sanskriti Visiting Scientist 2020-2021 (Postdoc, Quantum Machines Unit, OIST, Japan --> Postdoc, pi-Conjugated Polymers Unit, OIST)

Former Intern/Visiting/Rotation Students and Visiting Researchers (2021 - )

  • Lunnet Newman Yokomizo - Research Intern, Ecole Polytechnique Paris, France June-August 2023
  • Maryna Khrypko, Research Intern, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine, June 2022 -August 2023
  • Liming Mao, Visiting Research Student, Harbin Engineering University, China.  June 2022 - June 2023
  • Zhuowei Cheng, Visiting Research Student, Harbin Engineering University, China.  June 2022 -May 2023
  • Aleksandr Zaitsev, Research Intern, Saint-Petersburg University, Russia, June 2022 - May 2023
  • Sergei Abdrakhmanov, Research Intern, October 2022 - April 2023, Novosibirsk State University, Russia (PhD OIST)
  • Jiajun Chen, Research Intern, November 2022 - April 2023, BEng University of Bristol, UK (PhD OIST).  
  • Hania Al Tabbaa, Rita R. Colwell Impact Fund Research Intern, June 2022 - January 2023, MSc Damascus University, Syria (PhD OIST)
  • Harley Suchiang, OIST Rotation Student September-December 2022, BSc-MSc IISER Kolkata India
  • Arina Ismail, Research Intern May-November 2022, BSc International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Nikolaos Kokkinidas, Research Intern April-October 2022, BSc University of Crete Greece
  • Yousif Saleh, Research Intern May-October 2022, BSc Al-Nahrain University Iraq
  • Samuel Begumya, Research Intern April-October 2022, MSc Siksha O Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar India (PhD OIST)
  • Jennifer Sanchez, Research Intern March-August 2022, BSc Yachey Tech University Ecuador 
  • Pramitha Praveen Kamath, OIST Rotation Student May-August 2022, BSc-MSc CUSAT India
  • Mohammed Zia Jalaludeen, OIST Rotation Student May-August 2021, BSc-MSc CUSAT India
  • Aswathy Raj, OIST Rotation Student January-April 2021, BSc-MSc IISER-Kolkata India
  • Prajakta Kokata, OIST Rotation Student January-April 2021, BSc-MSc IISER-Kolkata India
  • Konosuke Shimazaki, Visiting Research Student March 2021, Kyoto University Japan
  • Ayushman Tripathi, Research Intern February-March 2021, The University of the Ryukyus Japan

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