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Professor Martin Dawson

Institute of Photonics

Personal statement

Professor Martin D. Dawson FInstP FOSA FIEEE FRSE is a physicist known for his work on lasers and compound semiconductors. He is Director of Research in the University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics, which he helped establish 20 years ago, and he was also appointed inaugural Head of the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (F-CAP) in October 2012. Martin has over 30 years’ experience of applied research gained in academia and industry in the UK and USA and he has been involved in the formation and technical development of a number of spin-out businesses, most recently including mLED Ltd. He holds an EPSRC Programme Grant on visible light communications and gave a Rank Prize Lecture in 2014 on ‘Applied Research in Photonics’. He was awarded the 2016 Gabor Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics and the 2016 Aron Kessel Award by the IEEE Photonics Society.


Thin film diamond membranes bonded on-demand with SOI ring resonators
Hill Paul, Gu Erdan, Dawson Martin D., Strain Michael J.
Diamond and Related Materials Vol 88, pp. 215-221, (2018)
Second Stokes oscillation and Raman gain-guiding in micro-lensed monolithic diamond Raman lasers
Savitski Vasili, Demetriou Giorgos, Reilly Sean, Liu Hangyu, Gu Erdan, Dawson Martin, Kemp Alan
8th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, (2018)
Hybridisation of diamond with silicon photonic resonators
Hill Paul D., Gu Erdan, Dawson Martin, Strain Michael
De Beers Diamond Conference, (2018)
High precision transfer printing for hybrid integration of multi-material waveguide devices
McPhillimy John R., Guilhabert Benoit, Klitis Charalambos, May Stuart, Dawson Martin D., Sorel Marc, Strain Michael J.
Advanced Photonics Congress - Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics 2018, (2018)
High accuracy transfer printing of single-mode membrane silicon photonic devices
McPhillimy John, Guilhabert Benoit, Klitis Charalambos, Dawson Martin D., Sorel Marc, Strain Michael J.
Optics Express Vol 26, pp. 16679-16688, (2018)
Positioning and data broadcasting using illumination pattern sequences displayed by LED arrays
Herrnsdorf Johannes, Dawson Martin D., Strain Michael J.
IEEE Transactions on Communications, (2018)

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Professional activities

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Progress in Quantum Electronics (Journal)
IEEE Photonics Society (External organisation)
Progress in Quantum Electronics (Journal)
IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting (External organisation)
IEEE Photonics Society (External organisation)

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Fraunhofer UK Research Limited: Studentship Agreement | Le Francois, Emma
Dawson, Martin (Principal Investigator) Strain, Michael (Co-investigator) Le Francois, Emma (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Apr-2021
UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging (Quantic) / R140296-103
Dawson, Martin (Principal Investigator) Gu, Erdan (Co-investigator) Strain, Michael (Co-investigator) Watson, Ian (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2016 - 31-Jan-2017
POC7 Novel and Functional Polymer Encapsulation for Deep Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diodes
Dawson, Martin (Principal Investigator)
Period 11-Oct-2006 - 13-May-2009
Fraunhofer UK Research Limited: Studentship Agreement | Jankauskas, Marius
Laurand, Nicolas (Principal Investigator) Dawson, Martin (Co-investigator) Jankauskas, Marius (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Apr-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Stonehouse, Mark
Dawson, Martin (Principal Investigator) Gu, Erdan (Co-investigator) Stonehouse, Mark (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Apr-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Jevtics, Dimitars
Hurtado, Antonio (Principal Investigator) Dawson, Martin (Co-investigator) Jevtics, Dimitars (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Apr-2019

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Institute of Photonics
Technology Innovation Centre

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