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 digital alkali spin maser
Ingleby Stuart, Griffin Paul, Dyer Terry, Mrozowski Marcin, Riis Erling
Scientific Reports Vol 12 (2022)
Silicon nitride waveguide polarization rotator and polarization beam splitter for chip-scale atomic systems
Gallacher Kevin, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling, Sorel Marc, Paul Douglas J
APL Photonics Vol 7 (2022)
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)
Enabling the mass production of a chip-scale laser cooling platform
Bregazzi Alan, Dyer Sean, Griffin Paul F, Burt David P, Arnold Aidan S, Riis Erling, McGilligan James P
Proceedings Volume 11881, Quantum Technology, Driving Commercialisation of an Enabling Science II (2021) (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)

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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

Physical Review Applied (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Big Bounce 2021
Quantum Technology Showcase 2019
STEMFest 2019
Glasgow Science Festival - SCOPE event: Science & the Machine
Science @ Strathclyde - Physics laboratory activities

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International Network in Space Quantum Technologies
Oi, Daniel (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator)
14-Jan-2022 - 13-Jan-2025
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

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