Professor Paul Griffin



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.


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Single-board low-noise fluxgate magnetometer
Dyer T, Griffin PF, Riis E
Journal of Applied Physics Vol 135 (2024)
A cold-atom Ramsey clock with a low volume physics package
Bregazzi A, Batori E, Lewis B, Affolderbach C, Mileti G, Riis E, Griffin PF
Scientific Reports Vol 14 (2024)
Optimal binary gratings for multi-wavelength magneto-optical traps
Burrow Oliver S, Fasano Robert J, Brand Wesley, Wright Michael W, Li Wenbo, Ludlow Andrew D, Riis Erling, Griffin Paul F, Arnold Aidan S
Optics Express Vol 31, pp. 40871-40880 (2023)
Portable single-beam cesium zero-field magnetometer for magnetocardiography
Dawson Rach, O'Dwyer Carolyn, Mrozowski Marcin S, Irwin Edward, McGilligan James P, Burt David P, Hunter Dominic, Ingleby Stuart, Rea Molly, Holmes Niall, Brookes Matthew J, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling
Journal of Optical Microsystems Vol 3 (2023)
Optical pumping enhancement of a free-induction-decay magnetometer
Hunter Dominic, Mrozowski Marcin S, McWilliam Allan, Ingleby Stuart J, Dyer Terry E, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling
Journal of Optical Society of America B Vol 40, pp. 2664-2673 (2023)
Free-induction-decay magnetic field imaging with a microfabricated Cs vapor cell
Hunter Dominic, Perrella Chris, McWilliam Allan, McGilligan James P, Mrozowski Marcin, Ingleby Stuart J, Griffin Paul F, Burt David, Luiten Andre N, Riis Erling
Optics Express Vol 31, pp. 33582-33595 (2023)

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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 - 

Professional Activities

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

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DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Leask, Vaila
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) McGilligan, James Patrick (Co-investigator) Leask, Vaila (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2027
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Wells-Pestell, Maximillian
Pritchard, Jonathan (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Wells-Pestell, Maximillian (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2027
Chip-scale Atomic Systems for a Quantum Navigator (Programme Grant)
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2023 - 15-Jan-2028
Burrow, Oliver (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2025
SBRI - Cells for Rb 2-PAC
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Dyer, Terry (Co-investigator) McGilligan, James Patrick (Co-investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2025
Rank Prize Undergrad Vacation grant
Burrow, Oliver (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Grey, David (Researcher)
£3k Summer studentship for David Grey working on photonics for quantum technologies.
19-Jan-2023 - 11-Jan-2023

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Professor Paul Griffin

Tel: 548 5813