Dr Elmar Haller

Senior Lecturer



Personal statement

Elmar Haller is a Senior Lecturer at the Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group of the Department of physics. He is interested in fundamental research in the fields of atomic and molecular physics, ultracold atoms, and quantum simulation. His current research focuses on the study of bosonic and fermionic quantum gases, with an emphasis on transport phenomena and the interplay of interactions and confinement. 

Elmar joined the Physics Department of the University of Strathclyde in 2012 as a Postdoc and Marie Curie Fellow in the group of Prof. S. Kuhr to build a quantum-gas microscope with images of single, site-resolved, fermionic atoms. In 2015, he received a Chancellor’s Fellowship of the University of Strathclyde and started an experimental setup to study Cesium atoms in optical lattices.

Prior to his work at Strathclyde, Elmar studied Physics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, examining for his diploma thesis microtraps on atom-chips in the group of Prof. J. Schmiedmayer. During his doctoral work, he studied quantum phases in low-dimensional systems in the group of Prof. H.-C. Nägerl at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. His PhD thesis was rewarded with the DAMOP Dissertation Award of the American Physical Society in 2011.


Link to Elmar Haller's research group page.


!! Postdoc and PhD Positions available - please contact me for details.

Dr. Elmar Haller
University of Strathlcyde
Department of Physics
John Anderson Building, Room 308(2)
Glasgow G4 0NG
United Kindgom

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Professional Activities

Science @ Strathclyde - Physics laboratory activities

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DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Cruickshank, Robbie
Haller, Elmar (Principal Investigator) Kuhr, Stefan (Co-investigator) Cruickshank, Robbie (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Koehn, Lennart
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Haller, Elmar (Co-investigator) Koehn, Lennart (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Parsonage, Christopher
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Haller, Elmar (Co-investigator) Parsonage, Christopher (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Quantum solitons and cluster states with well-defined atom number (New Investigator)
Haller, Elmar (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
QuProCS - Quantum Information Probes for Complex Systems - H2020-FET PROACTIVE
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Haller, Elmar (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2018

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Dr Elmar Haller
Senior Lecturer

Email: elmar.haller@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3309/5749