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Dr Graham McDonald
Dr Graham McDonald
postal addressReader, Rm 165 , Physics, Newton Building, Centre of Materials & Physics, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, M5 4WT.
email addressG.S.McDonald@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 5079
website addresshttp://www.cse.salford.ac.uk/profiles/gsmcdonald/
Key Memberships
Head of Research Centre: Materials & Physics Research Centre
From October 2009 to August 2015.
Head of Research Centre: Theory & Modelling
From October 2005 to August 2014.
Full Member of Research Centre: Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
From September 2015 to present.
Profile Summary

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

Key Qualifications
1985
1989
1985
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Abstracts
Audio/Visual Materials
Computer Programmes/ Software
Magazine Articles
Meeting Abstracts
Newspaper Articles
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Performances
Key Presence
Consultancy Roles
2006
Jan

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.

2004
Jan

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 >>.

External Examiner Duties
2009
Dec

PhD Examiner - Salford University, Candidate - Ning Wang (Materials & Physics Research Centre)

2008
Jun

PhD Examiner - University of Valladolid (Spain), Candidate - Juan Carlos Garcia Escartin (ETSI Telecommunication) (2008)

2005
Dec

PhD Examiner - Imperial College London, Candidate - Jonathan CS Tyrrell (Quantum Optics & Laser Science Section)

2003
PhD Examiner - Salford University, Candidate - Yafand Liu (School of Sciences)
2002
PhD Examiner - Imperial College London, Candidate - Edward Grace (Photonics Section)
2002
PhD Examiner - Salford University, Candidate - Ming Xie (School of Sciences)
Invited Papers and Lectures
2012
May
2011
Sep

International Invited Plenary: Paper & talk

2010
Sep

International Invited Plenary: Paper & Talk

2008
Oct
GS McDonald, JM Christian, and JG Huang, ``Wide Class of New Fractal Light Sources' PLENARY LECTURE, International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers, Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine, 29 Sept - 4 Oct, 2008.
2008
Aug
GS McDonald, JM Christian, and JG Huang, ``Wide Class of New Fractal Light Sources' Invited Paper, International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers, Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine, 29 Sept - 4 Oct, 2008.
2006
Dec
GS McDonald, 'Complexity: A Physics of Everything' Invited, Maxwell Lecture, King's College London, UK, Nov 20, 2006.
2006
Dec

INVITATION SUMMARY: 1989-2010 total of 26 invited contributions (within conference, seminar, journal and magazine categories)

2006
Oct
GS McDonald, JM Christian, JG Huang, SC Benbow, P Chamorro-Posada, J Sanchez-Curto, 'Photonics Theory: Solitons, Fractals and Atto-second Pulses', Invited, PHOTON 06, University of Manchester, 4-6 September 2006.
2006
Oct
GS McDonald, Session Chair, Photonics in the Institute for Materials Research, PHOTON 06, University of Manchester, Sept 2006.
2005
Sep
P Chamorro-Posada, J Sanchez-Curto, JM Christian and GS McDonald, ``From Maxwell's Equations to Families of Helmholtz Solitons'' Invited, International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers, Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine, 1... more >>.
2003
Sep
P Chamorro-Posada and GS McDonald, ``Exact Analytical Helmholtz Bright and Dark Solitons'' Invited, International Conference on Advanced Optoelectronics and Lasers, Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine, Sept 16-20, 2003.
2002
Feb
GS McDonald, ``Complexity in Photonics'' Invited, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK, Feb 20, 2002.
2001
Sep
GHC New, M Yates, JP Woerdman and GS McDonald, ``Fractal Modes in Unstable Resonators'' Invited, Quantum Electronics and Photonics 15, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Sept 3-6, 2001
2000
Dec
GS McDonald, ``Kaleidoscope Lasers and Fractal Modes'' Invited, University of Manchester, UK, Dec 6, 2000.
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2011
Feb

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS.
Collaborations evidenced by joint authorship of publications (1989-date) are with:
Imperial College London (England),
University of Cambridge (England),
Univers... more >>.

2011
Feb

REFEREEING for Research Councils (on request) e.g. EPSRC GR/T1726X/XX and EPSRC GR/S8784X/XX

2011
Feb

REFEREEING for other grant-awarding bodies (on request) e.g. Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship application (ref. 512009.K501/LX/XX)

2011
Feb

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 >>.

2009
Feb

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 >>.

Other Research Activity
2013
Feb

POSTGRADUATE PROJECTS TOTAL (SINCE 1989):
23 postgraduate & postdoctoral projects supervised (or partially supervised)

2011
Oct

 

Total Funding Awarded (Salford University only)

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2011
Oct

-- 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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2011
Sep
2011
Sep
2011
Jan
2009
Feb

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 >>.

2007
Jan

FULL-TIME ACADEMIC VISITOR to Salford University:
Dr Jafar Jahanpanah, Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran, August 2006 - January 2007.

2001
Jan
Other University Research Roles
2005
Oct