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Prof Gian-Luca Oppo


Personal statement

Gian-Luca Oppo is the 1796 Freeland Chair in Natural Philosophy since 2015. He graduated from the Institute of Optics and the University of Florence, Italy, in 1983. He worked at the Universities of Toronto (1985-1987), Drexel in Philadelphia (1987-1989) and Nice (1989). Oppo joined Strathclyde in 1989 and became professor in 1998. Together with William Firth and Stephen Barnett, Oppo built the Computational Nonlinear and Quantum Optics group that was flagged 5* in the RAE in 2001. He created the Institute of Complex Systems at Strathclyde with Des Higham (Mathematics) in 2007. In 2011 Oppo was awarded the Occhialini Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics and the Italian Physical Society for outstanding insights into spatio-temporal dynamics of lasers, nonlinear and quantum optical systems, achieved through the development and application of powerful techniques for large-to-small-scale computing. In 2014 Oppo was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for Most Enthusiastic Teacher at Strathclyde. Oppo's research profile and citations are available on Google Scholar


Optical turbulence and transverse rogue waves in a cavity with triple quantum dot molecules
Eslami M., Khanmohammadi M., Kheradmand R., Oppo G.-L.
Physical Review A Vol 96, (2017)
Experimental and numerical investigations of switching wave dynamics in a normally dispersive fibre ring resonator
Garbin Bruno, Wang Yadong, Murdoch Stuart G., Oppo Gian-Luca, Coen Stéphane, Erkintalo Miro
European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics Vol 71, (2017)
A chain, a bath, a sink and a wall
Iubini Stefano, Lepri Stefano, Livi Roberto, Oppo Gian-Luca, Politi Antonio
Entropy Vol 19, (2017)
Observation of mode-locked spatial laser solitons
Gustave F., Radwell N., McIntyre C., Toomey J. P., Kane D. M., Barland S., Firth W. J., Oppo G.-L., Ackemann T.
Physical Review Letters Vol 118, (2017)
Polarization shaping for control of nonlinear propagation
Bouchard Frederic, Larocque Hugo, Yao Alison M., Travis Christopher, De Leon Israel, Rubano Andrea, Karimi Ebrahim, Oppo Gian-Luca, Boyd Robert W.
Physical Review Letters Vol 117, (2016)
Stationary and traveling solitons via local dissipations in Bose-Einstein condensates in ring optical lattices
Campbell Russell, Oppo Gian-Luca
Physical Review A Vol 94, (2016)

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Professional activities

Nonlinear Photonics
University of Sussex (External organisation)
Non-equilibrium Processes at Negative Temperature
Honorary Degree Advisory Panel (Event)
Royal Society of Edinburgh (External organisation)
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

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Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Hill, Lewis
Oppo, Gian-Luca (Principal Investigator) Yao, Alison (Co-investigator) Hill, Lewis (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Oct-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Rooney, Liam Campbell
Yao, Alison (Principal Investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Rooney, Liam Campbell (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Apr-2021
Control and Applications of Structured Light and Chiral Molecules | Rooney, Liam Campbell
Yao, Alison (Principal Investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Rooney, Liam Campbell (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Apr-2021
Collective effects and optomechanics in ultra-cold matter (ColOpt) (H2020 MCSA ETN)
Ackemann, Thorsten (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Robb, Gordon (Co-investigator) Yao, Alison (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2017 - 31-Dec-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Gibson, Christopher
Yao, Alison (Principal Investigator) Oppo, Gian-Luca (Co-investigator) Gibson, Christopher (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 01-Apr-2018
Oppo, Gian-Luca (Principal Investigator) Robb, Gordon (Co-investigator) Campbell, Russell (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2011 - 01-Apr-2015

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