Organization profile

Organisation profile

We have a thriving research programme, with over 40 academic staff and over 80 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and research visitors, drawn from the UK and overseas. Our research has a high international profile, in keeping with the University's position as a leading research institution in the United Kingdom.

REF 2014 results

The results of the Research Evaluation Framework (REF) 2014 confirm the excellence of the research undertaken in the department. View REF 2014 results.

PhD projects

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Research areas

Our research covers a wide spectrum of activities, from fundamental physics to technological applications.

Our activities are organised into research groups and centres:

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    Research Output

    A hybrid quantum memory–enabled network at room temperature

    Pang, X. L., Yang, A. L., Dou, J. P., Li, H., Zhang, C. N., Poem, E., Saunders, D. J., Tang, H., Nunn, J., Walmsley, I. A. & Jin, X. M., 7 Feb 2020, In : Science Advances. 6, 6, eaax1425.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Correlation between crystal purity and the charge density wave in 1T-VSe2

    Sayers, C., Farrar, L., Bending, S., Cattelan, M., Jones, A., Fox, N., Kociok-Kohn, G., Koshmak, K., Laverock, J., Pasquali, L. & Da Como, E., 29 Feb 2020, In : Physical Review Materials. 4, 025002.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Dataset for Birefringent Anti-resonant Hollow-core Fiber

    Yerolatsitis, S., 2020

    Research output: Non-textual formData set/Database


    Dataset for "Atomic dispensers for thermoplasmonic control of alkali vapor pressure in quantum optical applications"

    Rusimova, K. (Creator), Slavov, D. (Creator), Pradaux-Caggiano, F. (Creator), Collins, J. (Creator), Gordeev, S. (Creator), Carbery, D. (Creator), Mosley, P. (Creator), Wadsworth, W. (Creator), Valev, V. (Creator), University of Bath, 24 May 2019


    Dataset for "High resolution air-clad imaging fibers"

    Wood, H. (Creator), Harrington, K. (Creator), Knight, J. (Creator), Birks, T. (Creator), Stone, J. (Creator), University of Bath, 17 Sep 2018


    Student theses

    Ab initio LCAO electronic structure calculations of layered transition-metal compounds

    Author: Dawson, W. G., 1988

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Acoustic backscattering from granular material.

    Author: Salkield, A. P., 1975

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Acoustic emission from domain wall motion in ferroelectric crystals.

    Author: Mangion, L. J. Z., 1982

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD