The University of Southampton

ORC Graduation 2007

Published: 25 July 2007

The ORC would like to warmly congratulate all 16 PhD students who have been awarded their PhDs during this academic year (October 2006 – June 2007).

This year's ORC Graduation Ceremony was held on Wednesday 25 July in the University’s Turner Sims Concert Hall. After the ceremony staff and students joined the recent graduates to celebrate at a special ORC Reception.

The following eight students attended the ORC’s Graduation ceremony to receive conferral of their PhD degrees.

Paulo Almeida
Supervisor: Professor David Richardson and Dr Periklis Petropoulos
PhD Thesis: Novel all-optical switching and processing techniques for optical networking

Christophe Codemard
Supervisor: Professor Johan Nilsson
PhD Thesis: High-power cladding-pumped Raman and erbium-ytterbium doped fibre sources

Mark Hughes
Supervisor: Professor Dan Hewak
PhD Thesis: Modified chalcogenide glasses for optical device applications

Rafiq Adikan
Supervisor: Professor Peter Smith and Dr Corin Gawith
PhD Thesis: Direct UV written waveguide devices

Francesca Parmigiani
Supervisor: Professor David Richardson and Dr Periklis Petropoulos
PhD Thesis: Manipulation of ultra-short optical pulses for high bit rate optical communications  

Francesco Poletti
Supervisor: Professor David Richardson and Dr Neil Broderick
PhD Thesis: Direct and inverse design of microstructured optical fibres

Zhaowei Zhang
Supervisor: Professor David Richardson and Dr Morten Ibsen
PhD Thesis: Passive and active Bragg gratings for optical networks

Andrew Weld
Supervisor: Dr Tracy Melvin
PhD Thesis: Optical diffraction-based silicon sensors for the detection of DNA sequences 

The following eight PhD students graduated in absentia:

Pascal Dupriez
Supervisor: Professor Johan Nilsson
PhD Thesis: Advanced high-power pulsed fibre laser systems and their applications

Jaesun Kim
Supervisor: Professor David Richardson and Dr Jayanta Sahu
PhD Thesis: Hollow optical fibers and W-type fibers for high power sources and suppression of the stimulated Raman scattering

Michael Roelens
Supervisor: Professor David Richardson
PhD Thesis: Precise intensity and phase characterisation of telecommunication signals

Nyuk Yoong Voo
Supervisor: Professor David Richardson and Dr Morten Ibsen
PhD Thesis: Development, characterisation and analysis of narrow linewidth, single-frequency DFB fibre lasers in the 1.5 µm-2 µm region

Christopher Valdivia
Supervisor: Professor Rob Eason
PhD Thesis: Ferro-electric domain engineering with electric fields and light

Francesco Mezzapesa
Supervisor: Professor James Wilkinson and Professor Peter Kazansky
PhD Thesis: Modification of glasses and optical waveguides using high electric fields

Mike Yarrow
Supervisor: Professor Andy Clarkson
PhD Thesis: Power scaling of laser oscillators and amplifiers based on Nd:YVO4

Michael George
Supervisor: Awarded through the School of Chemistry (ORC Supervisor: Professor Dan Hewak)

Posted by Marketing Officer, on 25 July 2007

Articles that may also interest you

Share this article FacebookGoogle+TwitterWeibo

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×