Unit Members

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. 

Not in picture: Viet Giang Truong, Kristoffer Karlsson

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 prior affiliation)
 
NanoBioOptics Group
  • Domna Kotsifaki - Staff Scientist I (Postdoc National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
  • Georgiy Tkachenko - JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (Postdoc University of St Andrews, Scotland)
  • Viet Giang Truong - Staff Scientist II (Postdoc NUS, Singapore)
Optical Cavities and Sensing Group
  • Jean-Baptiste Ceppe (PhD student Université de Rennes, France)
  • Fuchuan Lei (PhD student Tsinghua University, China)
  • Priscila Romagnoli (PhD student, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil)
  • Jonathan Ward - Staff Scientist II (Postdoc The Humboldt University, Germany)
Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group
  • Jesse Everett (PhD student ANU, Australia)
  • Vandna Gokhroo - Staff Scientist I (Postdoc Washington State University, USA)
  • Tridib Ray (PhD student Raman Research Institute, India)

PhD/MSc Students

(Details in brackets give prior affiliation)
NanoBioOptics Group
  • Theodoros Bouloumis, OIST PhD Student 2017 (Aistotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Cindy Esporlas, OIST PhD Student 2015 (University of the Philippines - Diliman)
  • Christina Ripken OIST PhD Student 2015 (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Germany).  Co-supervised by Prof Nori Satoh, Marine Genomics Unit 
  • Simon Peter Mekhail, OIST PhD Student 2013 (University of Auckland, New Zealand)  Co-supervised by Prof Gordon Arbuthnott,  Brain Mechanism of Behaviour Unit
Optical Cavities and Sensing Group
  • Maki Maeda, OIST PhD Student 2017 (ANU, Australia)
  • Sho Kasumie, OIST PhD Student 2014 (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group
  • Lewis Ruks, OIST PhD Student 2017 (University of Oxford, UK) Co-supervision with Prof Thomas Busch, Quantum Systems Unit
  • Ratnesh Gupta, OIST PhD Student 2015 (IISER-Kolkata, India)
  • Krishnapriya Subramonian Rajasree, OIST PhD Student 2014 (CUSAT, India)
  • Thomas Nieddu, OIST PhD Student 2013 (Université de Liège, Belgium)

Research Project/Intern Students/Visiting Students 

  • René Henke,  DAAD Fellowship Visiting Research Student, University of Münster Germany, April 2019-April 2020
  • Paul Wood, Research Intern Student, Cork Institute of Technology Ireland, March-August 2019
  • Simon Jeffers, Research Intern Student, Cork Institute of Technology Ireland, March-August 2019
  • Antoine Pichené, Research Intern Student, Institut d'Optique Aquitaine France, February-August 2019
  • Ianto Cannon, OIST Rotation Student, January-April 2019
  • Kristine Faith Roque, OIST Rotation Student, January-April 2019

 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 (2017 - )

(Details in brackets gives destination on leaving)
  • Muhammad Hassan Kazi, MSc Ruhr Univesitaet Bochum, Germany 2018
  • Sanele Dlamini, PhD UKZN South Africa 2018 (Research Associate, National Nuclear Regulator, South Africa)
  • Aili Maimaiti, PhD University College Cork Ireland 2017 (Postdoc, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Ramgopal Madugani, PhD University College Cork Ireland 2017 (Postdoc, NIST Gaithursburg, USA)
  • Mark Daly, PhD OIST Graduate University Japan 2017 (Associate Editor, SpringerNature, UK) 

Former Staff (2017 -)

  • Xue Han Postdoc 2015-2018 (Associate Professor, Dalian University of Technology, China)
  • Wenfang Li Postdoc 2016-2018 (Postdoc, IQC University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Jinjin Du Postdoc 2015-2018  (Postdoc, IQC University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Yong Yang 2011-2017 (Senior Research Fellow, Aston University, UK)
  • Aysen Gurkan, Research Technician 2016-2017 (Technician, Neuronal Rhythms in Movement Unit, OIST)

Former Intern/Visiting/Rotation Students and Researchers (2017 - )

  • Muhammad Hasan Sirajul, OIST Rotation Student, January-April 2019
  • Dr Aditya Saxena, Visiting Researcher, IIT Kanpur India, May 2018-March 2019 (Postdoc, NanoLund, Lund University, Sweden)
  • Ivan Toftul, Visiting Research Student, ITMO St. Petersburg Russia, June-December 2018
  • Stephy Vincent, Research Intern, Sacred Heart College India, July-December 2018
  • Elliot Harvie, Research Intern, St Andrews University Scotland, July-December 2018
  • Theodoros Bouloumis, OIST Rotation Student, April-August 2018
  • Lewis Ruks, OIST Rotation Student, May-August 2018
  • Taylor Douglas, Research Intern, Rowan University USA, May-August 2018
  • Aditya Saxena, Visiting Student, IIT Kanpur, December-April 2018
  • Kalyani Thakur, Research Intern, Amity University, India, January-March 2018
  • Hassan Kazi, Research Intern, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, October-March 2018
  • 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
  • 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

Members and Visitors 2012-2016