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.



A simple imaging solution for chip-scale laser cooling
Bregazzi A, Griffin P F, Arnold A S, Burt D P, Martinez G, Boudot R, Kitching J, Riis E, McGilligan J P
Applied Physics Letters Vol 119, pp. 184002 (2021)
Compressive sampling using a pushframe camera
Bennett Stuart, Noblet Yoann, Griffin Paul F, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, Jeffers John, Oi Daniel
IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging Vol 7, pp. 1069-1079 (2021)
Stand-alone vacuum cell for compact ultracold quantum technologies
Burrow Oliver S, Osborn Paul F, Boughton Edward, Mirando Francesco, Burt David P, Griffin Paul F, Arnold Aidan S, Riis Erling
Applied Physics Letters Vol 119 (2021)
Compressive sampling using a pushframe camera
Bennett Stuart, Noblet Yoann, Griffin Paul, Murray Paul, Marshall Stephen, Jeffers John, Oi Daniel K L
Imaging and Applied Optics Congress (2021)
Self-organization in cold atoms mediated by diffractive coupling
Ackemann Thorsten, Labeyrie Guillaume, Baio Giuseppe, Krešić Ivor, Walker Josh G M, Costa Boquete Adrian, Griffin Paul, Firth William J, Kaiser Robin, Oppo Gian-Luca, Robb Gordon RM
Atoms Vol 9 (2021)
Spontaneous atomic crystallization via diffractive dephasing in optical cavities
Ackemann Thorsten, Costa Boquete Adrian, Baio Giuseppe, Robb Gordon, Oppo Gian-Luca, Griffin Paul
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 1919 (2021)

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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

Big Bounce 2021
Quantum Technology Showcase 2019
STEMFest 2019
Glasgow Science Festival - SCOPE event: Science & the Machine
Science @ Strathclyde - Physics laboratory activities
Maritime Enterprise Scotland Conference 2017

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Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | MacDonald, Fiona
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) MacDonald, Fiona (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2025
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | MacCuish, Iain
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Arnold, Aidan (Co-investigator) MacCuish, Iain (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
Scott Thomas PhD studentship - NPL | Dyer, Sean
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Dyer, Sean (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Quantum sensors for end-of-line battery testing
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Ingleby, Stuart (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
DISCOVERY: Developing UK Industrial Supply for Commercial Quantum Computing (IUK Technology project)
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Pritchard, Jonathan (Co-investigator) Ward, Jeremy Stuart (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
Compact optics for high performance portable atomic timing and quantum sensors
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Arnold, Aidan (Co-investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2021

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