Professor Erling Riis


Personal statement

Erling Riis joined the Physics Department in 1991 after having worked as a post-doc with Nobel Laureate Steven Chu at Stanford for two years. Initially research at Strathclyde concentrated on high-resolution atomic spectroscopy and the development of the highly specialised laser sources required for these experiments. This work also formed the foundation of the establishment of activities at Strathclyde in laser cooling of atoms.

Presently this work ranges from fundamental studies of atom interferometry to the development of a platform for miniaturising cold atom based quantum technology.  


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)
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)
Gouy phase-matched angular and radial mode conversion in four-wave mixing
Offer Rachel F, Daffurn Andrew, Riis Erling, Griffin Paul F, Arnold Aidan S, Franke-Arnold Sonja
Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Vol 103 (2021)
A high-frequency tunable piezoelectric MEMS scanner for fast addressing applications
Janin Paul, Bauer Ralf, Griffin Paul, Riis Erling, Uttamchandani Deepak
2021 IEEE 34th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) 2021 IEEE 34th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) IEEE International Conference on Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 294-297 (2021)
Towards a compact, optically-interrogated, cold-atom microwave clock
Elvin Rachel, Wright Michael W, Lewis Ben, Keliehor Brendan L, Bregazzi Alan, McGilligan James P, Arnold Aidan S, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling
Advanced Optical Technologies Vol 9, pp. 297-303 (2020)
Recording the heart beat of cattle using a gradiometer system of optically pumped magnetometers
Sutter Jens U, Lewis Oliver, Robinson Clive, McMahon Anthony, Boyce Robert, Bragg Rachel, Macrae Alastair, Orton Jeffrey, Shah Vishal, Ingleby Stuart J, Griffin Paul F, Riis Erling
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture Vol 177 (2020)

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Professional activities

Quantum Technology Showcase 2019
Scottish Centre for Innovation in quantum computing and simulation (External organisation)
Israel Science Foundation (External organisation)
Towards a compact atomic clock based on coherent population trapping and the grating magneto-optical trap
CLEO 2019 (Event)
Peer reviewer
International Conference on laser Spectroscopy (Event)
Peer reviewer

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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
Workshop on Optically Pumped Magnetometers (WOPM21)
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
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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