Current Position

Advanced Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, University of Sheffield, UK

Research Experience

2009-2013 Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow, Cambridge University, UK.

2009 Visiting Scholar, Hyderabad University, India.

2007-2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. Guglielmo Lanzani


2003-2007 PhD in Physics, Cambridge University, UK. Supervisor: Prof. C. Silva.

1999-2003 MSci in Physics with a Year in Europe, Imperial College, London, UK. (First Class Degree)

Career Breaks

2012 Maternity leave (9 months)

2013 Maternity leave (13 months)

Fellowships and Awards

2014 University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor's Fellowship (5 years).

2010 Charles and Catherine Darwin Research Fellowship (3 years).

2009 Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship (4 years).

2004 European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) student award.

2003 EPSRC PhD studentship and Industrial Case Award (Seiko Epson UK, 3 years).

Invited Presentations

Light Harvesting Processes, Klöster Banz, Germany (March 2015).

Materials Research Society, San Francisco, USA (April 2013).

Optical Probes, Santa Fe, USA (June 2011).

SPIE Conference, San Diego, USA (August 2011).

CPE workshop on Photophysics of Organic Semiconductors, London, UK (November 2011).

International Symposium of nano and ultrafast photonics, Beijing, China (October 2007).

Supervision of Graduate Students


Andrew Musser (PhD),

James Pelletier (MPhil).

Lorenzo Paracchini (Masters student, Politecnico di Milano).


Nick Paul (PhD, with Dr. Erwin Reisner),

Simon Gélinas (PhD, with Prof. Friend),

Kerr Johnson (PhD, with Prof. Friend),

Mark Wilson (PhD, with Prof. Friend),

Andrey Poletayev (MPhil, with Prof. Friend),

Yoshitaka Makino (Masters student, KIT, Japan),

Yusaku Sakurai (Masters student, KIT, Japan).