Unit Members

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. 

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

Staff Scientists, Postdoctoral Scholars and Junior Research Fellows

(Details in brackets give prior affiliation)
 
NanoBioOptics Group
  • Jameesh Keloth - Postdoc (PhD student, University of Electrocommunications, Tokyo, Japan)\\
  • Domna Kotsifaki - Visiting Professor from Duke Kunshan University, China
  • Souvik Sil (PhD student, IISER-Kolkata, India)
  • Viet Giang Truong - Staff Scientist II (Postdoc, University College Cork, Ireland)
Optical Cavities and Sensing Group
  • Yanqiu Du - Visiting Researcher (Postdoc/Lecturer, Harbin Engineering University/Heilongjiang University of  Science and Technology, China)
  • Vishnu Kavungal - Postdoc (PhD student, TU Dublin, Ireland)
  • Ramgopal Madugani - Postdoc (Postdoc, NIST, USA)
  • Shilong Li - Staff Scientist I (Postdoc, University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Ke Tian - Visiting Researcher from Harbin Engineering University, China
Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group
  • Dylan Brown - Postdoc (PhD student, University of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Wenfang Li - Staff Scientist I (Postdoc, CQT Singapore)

PhD Students

(Details in brackets give prior affiliation)
 
NanoBioOptics Group
  • Theodoros Bouloumis, OIST PhD Student 2017 (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Pramitha Praveen Kamath, OIST PhD Student 2021 (CUSAT, India)
Optical Cavities and Sensing Group
  • Maki Maeda, OIST PhD Student 2017 (ANU, Australia)
  • Mohammed Zia Jalaludeen, OIST PhD Student 2020 (CUSAT, India)​
Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group
  • Alexey Vylegzhanin, OIST PhD Student 2019 (Moscow State University, Russia) 
  • Zohreh Shahrabifarahani, OIST PhD Student 2020 (Shahid Beheshti University, Iran) 
  • Aswathy Raj, OIST PhD Student 2020 (IISER-Kolkata, India)

Rotation/Visiting/Intern Students

NanoBioOpt Group

  • Hania Al Tabbaa, Rita R. Colwell Impact Fund Research Intern, Damascus University, Syria, June - April 2023
  • Maryna Khrypko, OIST Foundation Research Intern, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine, 07 June-06 June 2023

Optical Cavities and Sensing Group

  • Jiajun Chen, Research Intern, BEng University of Bristol, UK.  November-March 2023
  • Zhuowei Cheng, Visiting Research Student, Harbin Engineering University, China.  June 2022-June 2023
  • Liming Mao, Visiting Research Student, Harbin Engineering University, China.  June 2022-June 2023
  • Harley Suchiang, Rotation Student. BSc-MSc IISER Kolkata, India. September-December 2022

Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies Group

  • Sergei Abdrakhmanov, Research Intern, Novosibirsk State University, Russia, October-March 2023
  • Aleksandr Zaitsev, Research Intern, Saint-Petersburg University, Russia, June- June 2023

 

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)
  • Lewis Ruks, PhD OIST Graduate University 2022 (Researcher, 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 (2019 - )   

  • 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)
  • Ke Tian - Postdoc 2020-2022 (Lecturer, 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)
  • Priscila Romagnoli Postdoc 2018-2020 (Postdoc, Quantum Machines Unit, OIST, Japan)
  • Jonathan Ward Staff Scientist 2012-2020 (Senior Technical Officer, University College Cork, Ireland)
  • Jean-Baptiste Ceppe Postdoc 2019-2020 (Postdoc, Université de Lille, France)
  • Fuchuan Lei Postdoc 2016-2019 (Postdoc, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Tridib Ray Postdoc 2015-2019 (Postdoc, LKB Paris, Sorbonne University, France)

Former Intern/Visiting/Rotation Students and Visiting Researchers (2019 - )

  • 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)
  • Jennifer Sanchez, Research Intern, March-August 2022 (BSc Yachey Tech University, Ecuador)
  • Pramitha Praveen Kamath, OIST Rotation Student, May-August 2022 (CUSAT, India)
  • Mohammed Zia Jalaludeen, OIST Rotation Student, May-August 2021 (CUSAT, India)​
  • Aswathy Raj, OIST Rotation Student, January-April 2021 (IISER-Kolkata, India)
  • Prajakta Kokata, OIST Rotation Student, January-April 2021 (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)
  • Alexey Vylegzhanin, OIST Independent Study on Basics of Laser Cooling, September-December 2020-
  • Maria Carla Lupa, OIST Rotation Student, September-December 2020 (MSc University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Kang-Yu Chu, OIST Rotation Student, September-December 2020 (MSc National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • Angzhen Li, Visiting Research Student, Harbin Engineering University, China, October 2019-October 2020
  • Jaime Rivera, Research Intern, University of Philippines, June-September 2020 (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree EUROPHOTONICS Aix-Marseille University, France)
  • Jibo Yu, Visiting Research Student, Harbin Engineering University, China, September 2019-September 2020
  • Irina Korshok, OIST Rotation Student, May-August 2020
  • Alexey Vylegzhanin, OIST Rotation Student, May-August 2020
  • René Henke,  DAAD-JSPS Fellowship Visiting Research Student, University of Münster Germany, April 2019-August 2020
  • Zohreh Shahrabifarahani, Research Intern Student, October-April 2020 (PhD student OIST)
  • Tai Tran, OIST Rotation Student, January-April 2020
  • Soma Mishra, Research Intern Student, BITS Pilani India, October-April 2020 (PhD student OIST)

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