Department of Chemical Engineering
Magnetic Resonance Research Centre,
c/o Cavendish Stores,
JJ Thompson Avenue,
Tel.: +44 (0) 1223 766339
Materials Characterisation and Molecular Processes
The core of my work is in the characterisation of condensed matter in relation to the pharmaceutical manufacturing. I am in particular interested in characterisation of supercooled liquids and glasses and molecular processes responsible for their crystallisation. In this context, the terahertz spectroscopy is a lucrative technique sensitive mainly to the inter-molecular dynamics. The research spans both understanding fundamental molecular excitations, such as molecular relaxations and librations, as well as the usability of the terahertz spectroscopy in industry, for example, for controlling crystallisation kinetics.
Development of Terahertz Technology
I have also a keen interest in developing the terahertz technology further. Together in a collaboration with the
In collaboration with Laboratory of Terahertz Spectroscopy in Prague, Czech Republic, we have developed also new devices based on the semiconductor metamaterials, such as wave plates operating at terahertz frequencies or a photonic crystal that may be used for terahertz sensing of sub-microlitre amount of liquids.
I actively contribute to the teaching at the University of Cambridge. I was elected to a teaching Bye-Fellowship at Fitzwilliam College where I supervise undergraduates in Physics. Further to that I mentor Chemical Engineering research projects in our laboratory.