Group Leader

Andrew Daley
Andrew grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, where he completed his Masters degree in Physics in 2002. He received his PhD from the University of Innsbruck in 2005, working in the group of Peter Zoller, on simulation and manipulation of cold atoms in optical lattices. He held an assistant position at the University of Innsbruck and then a senior scientist position at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences until December 2010. In January 2011 he began a faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh, and in October 2013 he was appointed as a full professor at the University of Strathclyde. In his spare time he enjoys Music (including playing the trumpet and piano), theatre, travelling, and watching and participating in a variety of sports.

Office: JA 7.06 / phone: +44 141 548 4205 / e-mail: andrew.daley [at]

Postdoctoral Researchers

François Damanet
Room JA 7.04 / e-mail: francois.damanet [at]
François grew up in Namur, Belgium. He completed his Masters degree in Physics in the University of Liege in 2012, working on open quantum systems under the supervision of Prof. John Martin. He then continued his work in the group of Prof. Martin and completed his PhD in Physics in 2016, with a thesis on collective spontaneous emissions of light from cold atomic ensembles. He now joined the group of Prof. Andrew Daley to work on the interface between quantum optics and many-body physics. His research interest focus mainly on light-matter interaction and quantum transport. In his sparse time, he enjoys travelling, art in general, and especially music, playing actively piano and keyboards.
Jorge Yago
Room JA 7.27 / e-mail: jorge.yago [at]
Jorge was born and raised in Zaragoza, a city in the North-East part of Spain. It was in his hometown were he studied for his degree in Physics. Under the supervision of Dr. David Zueco, he completed his thesis "Thermalisation of quantum systems partially thermalised", before joining the QOQMS group. In his free time, he likes to read and also to write. He also loves traveling and discovering new places and cultures.

Graduate Students

Ieva Cepaite
Room JA 7.30 / e-mail: ieva.cepaite [at]
Ieva was born in Vilnius, Lithuania and at the tender age of 9 commenced a trek of European proportions, spending 5 years in Alicante (Spain), 5 years in Helsinki (Finland) and finally doing her undergrad and Masters’ degree in Computational Physics at the University of Edinburgh. While she had always had a propensity for languages (no surprise there I guess), she was always far more interested in understanding the fundamental puzzle pieces of the world around her. Thus, she ended up in the fields of Physics and Computer Science, where the currency was Information: her favourite building block of the Universe. She is particularly fond of Quantum Computing (discrete- and continuous-variables) and has done work in areas of Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Machine Learning. She is also interested in (but not limited to) Quantum Information aspects of Chemistry, Causality and Verification. She is currently attempting to solve Partial Differential Equations using Tensor Networks and Quantum Information. In her spare time she debates, hill-walks, plays piano, writes (fiction and non-fiction, particularly poetry) and most definitely dances.
Tom Bintener
Room JA 7.30 / e-mail: tom.bintener [at]
I was born and raised in the tiny country of Luxembourg, where I discovered my passion for sciences. Specifically I enjoyed Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and Chemistry. For my undergraduate degree I moved to Glasgow in 2014 and started studying Mathematics and Physics here at the University of Strathclyde. I then obtained my BSc Hons in Mathematics and Physics in 2018 and directly continued my career to pursue a PhD in Physics. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, travelling, and a big passion of mine is music as I also play the guitar.
Tomohiro Hashizume
Room JA 7.27 / e-mail: tomohiro.hashizume [at]
Born in Japan, raised in America, matured in Japan, aged in Australia and, here I am, in the UK! For me, the only consistent things in this world are the laws of physics (at least to our knowledge), so I decided to pursue a career in science. I did my undergraduate and Honors in the University of Queensland in Australia. During my time in Australia I worked on some small projects on cosmological simulations and atomic interferometers. My masters thesis is on Matrix Product State techniques for 2D lattices with Ian McCulloch. I also participated in 8th international physics tournament (contact me if you are interested). For my PhD project I study the effects of introducing long-range interactions to a quantum system. I enjoy various things from music to comedy, except for anything involves some strenuous exercise!
Stuart Flannigan
Room JA 7.33 / e-mail: stuart.flannigan [at]
Stuart is from Helensburgh, a small town on the river Clyde not too far from Glasgow. He began his career studying towards an electrical engineering degree before changing paths and doing his undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Strathclyde. He completed his final year research project under the supervision of Andrew Daley and is currently working towards his PhD with the QOQMS group. In his free time he likes running, reading and the cinema.
Rosaria Lena
Room JA 7.27 / e-mail: rosaria.lena [at]
Rosaria was born and raised in Palermo, in the south of Italy. She graduated in 2015 at the University of Palermo but she spent four months at the Queen's University Belfast to work on her thesis on "Out-of-equilibrium Quantum Thermodynamics of Bose-Einstein Condensates in a Double-Well Potential", under the supervision of Gabriele De Chiara (Queen’s University Belfast) and Massimo Palma (University of Palermo). In her spare time she enjoys music, going to concerts, reading books and travelling.
Araceli Venegas Gómez
Room JA 7.27 / e-mail: araceli.venegas-gomez [at]
Araceli grew up in Extremadura region, Spain. Then she moved to Madrid where she graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnical University. After studying and working abroad, she spent 6 years in Germany working for Airbus, while completing a Postgraduate Master in Medical Physics during her free time. She decided to follow her passion for science and come back to Physics. Besides taking care of her science website, she enjoys traveling and going to Heavy Metal concerts.
Liam Walker
Room JA 7.33 / e-mail: liam.walker [at]
I grew up in Aberdeenshire, and later studied physics in St Andrews. During my time there I had the pleasure of working with the cold atoms group, under the supervision of Graham Bruce and Donatella Cassettari, for a summer project on holography. I went on to work with Graham again, this time along with Steven Thomson, studying whether quantum gas microscopes could image glassy phases of the Bose Hubbard model. My research at Strathclyde has focused on measurement and feedback in quantum systems. In my free time I enjoy cooking, drinking tea and afternoon naps.

Former Group members

Anton Buyskikh

Eduardo Mascarenhas

Guanglei Xu

Saubhik Sarkar

Suzanne McEndoo
Postdoc 2014-2016

Alexandre Tacla
Postdoc 2014-2016

Johannes Schachenmayer
PhD 2009-2012, Postdoc 2013, now has a CNRS position in Strasbourg, France

  • Diploma Thesis: Dynamics and Long-Range Interactions in 1D Quantum Systems, TU Munich (2008). (Download PDF File, 6.7 MB)
  • Stephan Langer
    Postdoc 2012-2014
  • PhD thesis: Transport and real-time dynamics in one-dimensional quantum magnets and ultra-cold atomic gases, LMU Munich (2012). (Download PDF File, 6.2 MB)