Dr Paul Griffin

Senior Lecturer


Personal statement

I studied for a BSc Physics from the University of Limerick before receiving my PhD in 2005 from Durham University. I went on to become a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, from 2005-2007, after which I came to the University of Strathclyde to work in what was then the Photonics Group. I held a five-year Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellowship starting in 2009. From 2010-2011 I was a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD, funded by an award from Marie Curie. In 2015 I was awarded a Chancellor's Fellowship at Strathclyde.



Automated machine learning strategies for multi-parameter optimisation of a aesium-based portable zero-field magnetometer
Dawson Rach, O'Dwyer Carolyn, Irwin Edward, Mrozowski Marcin S, Hunter Dominic, Ingleby Stuart, Riis Erling, Griffin Paul F
Sensors Vol 23 (2023)
Technology roadmap for cold-atoms based quantum inertial sensor in space
Abend Sven, Allard Baptiste, Arnold Aidan S, Ban Ticijana, Barry Liam, Battelier Baptiste, Bawamia Ahmad, Beaufils Quentin, Bernon Simon, Bertoldi Andrea, Bonnin Alexis, Bouyer Philippe, Bresson Alexandre, Burrow Oliver S, Canuel Benjamin, Desruelle Bruno, Drougakis Giannis, Forsberg René, Gaaloul Naceur, Gauguet Alexandre, Gersemann Matthias, Griffin Paul F, Heine Hendrik, Henderson Victoria A, Herr Waldemar, Kanthak Simon, Krutzik Markus, Lachmann Maike D, Lammegger Roland, Magnes Werner, Mileti Gaetano, Mitchell Morgan W, Mottini Sergio, Papazoglou Dimitris, Pereira dos Santos Franck, Peters Achim, Rasel Ernst, Riis Erling, Schubert Christian, Seidel Stephan Tobias, Tino Guglielmo M, Van Den Bossche Mathias, von Klitzing Wolf, Wicht Andreas, Witkowski Marcin, Zahzam Nassim, Zawada Michał
AVS Quantum Science Vol 5 (2023)
Ultra-low noise, bi-polar, programmable current sources
Mrozowski M S, Chalmers I C, Ingleby S J, Griffin P F, Riis E
Review of Scientific Instruments Vol 94 (2023)
Cold-atom shaping with MEMS scanning mirrors
Bregazzi Alan, Janin Paul, Dyer Sean, McGilligan James P, Burrow Oliver, Riis Erling, Uttamchandani Deepak, Bauer Ralf, Griffin Paul F
Optics Letters Vol 48, pp. 37-40 (2022)
Single-mode distributed feedback lasers for 87Rb two-photon quantum technology systems
Di Gaetano Eugenio, Griffin Paul, Keliehor Brendan, Sorel Marc, Riis Erling, Paul Douglas J
2022 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) (2022)
Si3 N4 waveguide polarization components for atomic systems
Gallacher Kevin, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling, Sorel Marc, Paul Douglas J
2022 IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) (2022)

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Research interests

My research work looks at experimental methods precision measurements in atomic physics, with an overall aim of developing next generation devices based on truly quantum technology. The main strands of my research are in laser-cooled atoms, atom interferometry, atomic clocks, and atomic magnetometry.

Further details can be found on the Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics group homepage - http://photonics.phys.strath.ac.uk 

Professional activities

Compact cold atom platforms
Compact cold atom platforms
Physical Review Applied (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Research Directions: Quantum Technologies (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Photonics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Big Bounce 2021

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Optical frequency metrology for the next advances in timing (EPSRC ICASE with NPL, voucher 220169 - Alex Burden)
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2027
Quantum Sensing of the Geomagnetic Space Weather Environment
Ingleby, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Hunter, Dominic (Research Co-investigator)
13-Jan-2023 - 12-Jan-2026
NTOL NPL Timing Over Loran
Ward, Jeremy Stuart (Principal Investigator) Coffele, Federico (Co-investigator) Dysko, Adam (Co-investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Hong, Qiteng (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Johnston, Zak
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Ingleby, Stuart (Co-investigator) Johnston, Zak (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Burrow, Oliver (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
International Network in Space Quantum Technologies
Oi, Daniel (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator)
14-Jan-2022 - 13-Jan-2025

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