- Reader in Physics: Joule Physics Laboratory From October 1999 to present.
THEORY & MODELLING - PHOTONICS & NONLINEAR SCIENCE
- PHOTONICS PROPERTIES OF NONLINEAR MATERIALS
eg generic Fractal Pattern Formation discovery in Phys Rev Lett 94 (May 2005) 174101;
- LASER RESONATOR THEORY, FRACTAL RESONATOR MODES
eg Fractal Laser Modes discovery in Nature 402 (November, 1999) 138, * 32 citations * ;
eg Including related papers, * 69 citations*;
- GENERATION OF ULTRA-BROADBAND MULTI-FREQUENCY LIGHT USING RAMAN-ACTIVE MATERIALS
eg Opt Lett 19 (1994) 1400, IoP Conf Series 140 (1995) 85, Opt Lett 20 (1995) 822, J Phys B 30 (1997) 719, J Mod Opt 45 (1998) 1099, J Opt Soc Am B 17 (2000) 1366 * 47 citations total * ;
- SELF-TRAPPING, OPTICAL COLLAPSE AND NONPARAXIAL EFFECT IN KERR & OTHER MATERIALS
eg first proposal of exact analytical Helmholtz Solitons & this regime of non-paraxiality (see papers below);
- NOVEL MODELLING & COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES (LIGHT & LIGHT-MATERIAL INTERACTIONS)
eg J Mod Opt 40 (1993) 23, IEEE Trans Magnetics 35 (1999) 1558, Opt Commun 192 (2001) 1;
- NON-DIFFRACTION & SELF-IMAGING OF LIGHT
eg first proposal of rotating and spiral self-imaging beams in Opt Commun 123 (1996) 225 * 51 citations * ;
- SPATIAL & TEMPORAL SOLITONS IN NONLINEAR MATERIALS SCIENCE
eg first proposal of spatial solitons as pixels in IT systems in J Mod Opt 37 (1990) 613, and idea developed in J Opt Soc Am B 7 (1990) 1328, J Opt Soc Am B 10 (1993) 1081 * 133 citations total *;
- OPTICAL VORTICES IN NONLINEAR MATERIALS SCIENCE
eg proposal of diffractive optical vortices in passive materials in Opt Commun 94 (1992) 469, & discovery of optical vortex streets & optical vortex rotations & arrays in Opt Commun 95 (1993) 281 * 80 citations total *;
- LASERS & MODE-LOCKING (INCLUDING APPLICATIONS & DESIGNS)
eg Opt Commun 97 (1993) 178, Appl Opt 38 (1999) 6874, J Opt Soc Am B 17 (2000) 524, Opt Commun 193 (2001) 261;
- TRANSVERSE EFFECTS, GENERAL PATTERN FORMATION & COMPLEXITY
eg discovery of hexagonal pattern formation in bistable systems in Phys Rev A 46 (1992) 3609 and developed in Chaos Soliton Fract 4 (1994) 132 * 130 citations total *
g beam/symmetry efects, other studies in non-laser & non-optical systems
- TEACHING & LEARNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT - PARTICULARLY MATHEMATICS
eg see software outputs below
1st Jan 2006 - 31st Dec 2007. Average of 21 hours each calender month contracted on University of Salford BME Participation in Northwest Science, Engineering & Technology ESF Project.
1st Jan 2004 - 31st Dec 2004. Average of 10 hours each week contracted on University of Salford ERDF Project - Gateway to Knowledge Transfer. Technical Support and Project Development work supporting new SME's and coordinated... more >>.
PhD Examiner - Salford University, Candidate - Ning Wang (Materials & Physics Research Centre)
PhD Examiner - University of Valladolid (Spain), Candidate - Juan Carlos Garcia Escartin (ETSI Telecommunication) (2008)
PhD Examiner - Imperial College London, Candidate - Jonathan CS Tyrrell (Quantum Optics & Laser Science Section)
International Invited Plenary: Paper & talk
International Invited Plenary: Paper & Talk
INVITATION SUMMARY: 1989-2010 total of 26 invited contributions (within conference, seminar, journal and magazine categories)
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS.
Collaborations evidenced by joint authorship of publications (1989-date) are with:
Imperial College London (England),
University of Cambridge (England),
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REFEREEING for Research Councils (on request) e.g. EPSRC GR/T1726X/XX and EPSRC GR/S8784X/XX
REFEREEING for other grant-awarding bodies (on request) e.g. Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship application (ref. 512009.K501/LX/XX)
REGULAR REFEREEING OF ACADEMIC JOURNALS Submissions, for: Physical Review journals (including Physical Review Letters) Optics Communications Journal of Modern Optics Optics Letters Journal of Opt Soc of Am A Journal of Opt ... more >>.
CITATION AVERAGE Considering papers up to Jan 2005, average citation / (refereed papers) = 427/29 = 14.7 Benchmarks: Cambridge (12.7), Oxford (12.1), Imperial College London (10.3) Source: Top 100 Science Universities, T... more >>.
POSTGRADUATE PROJECTS TOTAL (SINCE 1989):
23 postgraduate & postdoctoral projects supervised (or partially supervised)
Total Funding Awarded (Salford University only)
-- GRADUATED PhD STUDENTS (IN RAE 2008 PERIOD):
James M Christian (EPSRC), Jungang Huang (ORS)
-- PhD STUDENTS:
Tim F Hodgkinson (EPSRC) , Tim Ashcroft (co-supervisor, EPSRC), Chris Rose (EPSRC)
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ADDITIONAL GRANT INFORMATION
Proposed Principal Investigator in Leverhulme Trust Programme Grant: 'Systems Approach to Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Global Population and Information', proposed 3 years from Oct 2002, ---... more >>.
FULL-TIME ACADEMIC VISITOR to Salford University:
Dr Jafar Jahanpanah, Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran, August 2006 - January 2007.