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Professor Erling Riis

Head Of Department


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.  


Talbot-enhanced, maximum-visibility imaging of condensate interference
Zhai Y., Carson C. H., Henderson V. A., Griffin P. F., Riis E., Arnold A. S.
Optica Vol 5, pp. 80-85, (2018)
Optically pumped magnetometry in arbitrarily oriented magnetic fields
Ingleby S. J., Chalmers I. C., O'Dwyer C., Griffin P. F., Arnold A. S., Riis E.
IEEE Sensors 2017, (2017)
Double-resonance magnetometry in arbitrarily oriented fields
Ingleby Stuart, Riis Erling, Arnold Aidan, Griffin Paul, O'Dwyer Carolyn, Chalmers Iain
Workshop on Optically Pumped Magnetometers 2017, (2017)
Orientational effects on the amplitude and phase of polarimeter signals in double resonance atomic magnetometry
Ingleby Stuart J., O'Dwyer Carolyn, Griffin Paul F., Arnold Aidan S., Riis Erling
Physical Review A, (2017)
High-precision control of static magnetic field magnitude, orientation, and gradient using optically pumped vapour cell magnetometry
Ingleby S. J., Griffin P. F., Arnold A. S., Chouliara M., Riis E.
Review of Scientific Instruments Vol 88, (2017)
Grating chips for quantum technologies
McGilligan James P., Griffin Paul F., Elvin Rachel, Ingleby Stuart J., Riis Erling, Arnold Aidan S.
Scientific Reports Vol 7, (2017)

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Professional activities

Stanford-Strathclyde Quantum Technology Workshop
Innovate UK (External organisation)
The Danish Council for Independent Research (External organisation)
External Examiner, NUI Galway
External Examiner
International Conference for Laser Spectroscopy
EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) (External organisation)

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Miniaturised cold atom clocks | Halket, James
Griffin, Paul (Principal Investigator) Riis, Erling (Co-investigator) Halket, James (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Apr-2019
STFC Strathclyde 2017 DTP
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator)
Doctoral Training Partnerships: a range of postgraduate training is funded by the Research Councils. For information on current funding routes, see the common terminology at Training grants may be to one organisation or to a consortia of research organisations. This portal will show the lead organisation only.
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2021
Impact Acceleration Account - University Of Strathclyde 2012 / R120526-253
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 31-Mar-2017
Feasibility of Magneto-cardiography in Livestock (QuBeat) - IUK project with Icerobotics
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator) Ingleby, Stuart (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2018
gMOT: Scalable manufacture and evaluation of miniature cold atom traps IUK project with KNT&TMD
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Arnold, Aidan (Co-investigator) Griffin, Paul (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2017 - 28-Feb-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Johnson, Matthew
Riis, Erling (Principal Investigator) Arnold, Aidan (Co-investigator) Johnson, Matthew (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Apr-2020

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