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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fibers Physics & Astronomy
photonics Physics & Astronomy
hollow Physics & Astronomy
crystals Physics & Astronomy
galaxies Physics & Astronomy
solitary waves Physics & Astronomy
pulses Physics & Astronomy
gamma ray bursts Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 1989 2024

JSPS Fellowship + External Collaborator status HSC survey (300 nights on Subaru Telescope)

Toshikawa, J. & Wuyts, S.


Project: Research-related funding

I too could be a scientist

Valev, V.


Project: Research council

STFC New Applicant

Scowcroft, V.


Project: Research council

Research Output 1987 2019

A fibre that guides an airy pattern

Gris-Sánchez, I. & Birks, T. A., 1 Jan 2019, Proceedings 2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2015. OSA Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

A long-lived neutron star merger remnant in GW170817: constraints and clues from X-ray observations

Piro, L., Zhang, B., Troja, E., Ryan, G., Van Eerten, H., Ricci, R., Wieringa, M. H., Tiengo, A., Butler, N., Cenko, S. B., Fox, O. D., Khandrika, H. G., Novara, G. & Sakamoto, T., Feb 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 483, p. 1912-1921

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

A multi-wavelength analysis of a collection of short-duration GRBs observed between 2012-2015

Pandey, S. B., Hu, Y., Castro-Tirado, A. J., Pozanenko, A. S., Sanchez-Ramirez, R., Gorosabel, J., Guziy, S., Jelinek, M., Jeong, S., Oates, S. R., Zhang, B-B., Mazaeva, E. D., Volnova, A. A., Minaev, P. Y., Van Eerten, H., Caballero-Garcia, M. D., Perez-Ramirez, D., Bremer, M., Winters, J-M., Park, I. H. & 53 othersNicuesa Guelbenzu, A., Klose, S., Moskvitin, A., Sokolov, V. V., Sonbas, E., Ayala, A., Cepa, J., Butler, N., Troja, E., Chernenko, A. M., Molkov, S. V., Volvach, A. E., Inasaridze, R. Y., Egamberdiyev, S. A., Burkhonov, O., Reva, I. V., Polyakov, K. A., Matkin, A. A., Ivanov, A. L., Molotov, I., Guver, T., Watson, A. M., Kutyrev, A., Lee, W. H., Fox, O., Littlejohns, O., Cucchiara, A., Gonzalez, J., Richer, M. G., Roman-Zuniga, C. G., Tanvir, N. R., Bloom, J. S., Prochaska, J. X., Gehrels, N., Moseley, H., de Diego, J. A., Ramirez-Ruiz, E., Klunko, E. V., Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Bai, J., Wang, C., Xin, Y., Cui, C., Tungalag, N., Peng, Z-K., Kumar, A., Gupta, R., Aryan, A., Kumar, B., Volvach, L. N., Lamb, G. P. & Valeev, A. F., 25 Feb 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


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


Dataset for "Fouling Resistant 2D Boron Nitride Nanosheet – PES Nanofiltration Membranes"

Ji, J. (Creator), Mattia, D. (Creator), Low, Z. X. (Creator), University of Bath, 25 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