Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate (EPSRC/Royal Academy of Eng Fellowship)



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Edmund Kelleher is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in the Department of Physics, Imperial College London. He holds a First-class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Warwick, a joint M.Sc, with Distinction, in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices from the University of St Andrews and Heriot-Watt University, and a Ph.D in Physics from Imperial College London, awarded in 2007, 2008 and 2012, respectively. From 2012-2013 he was an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship holder, followed by a further year as a postdoc research associate supported by an EPSRC Pathways to Impact grant. In 2013 he was awared a JRF from Imperial, and a Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering, the position he currently holds in the Physics Department at Imperial.

His research interests lie at the interface of fundamental and applied nonlinear optics, with themes including bright and dark soliton and dissipative soliton dynamics, high energy mode-locked fibre lasers, parametric processes, supercontinuum generation and optical frequency combs. Exploiting such processes, his work targets the development of high-energy, ultrashort pulse light sources covering regions of the UV, visible, near-IR and mid-IR for applications ranging from bio-imaging to chemical spectroscopy. He also has a keen interest in the fundamental optical properties and application of low-dimensional nanomaterials for the development of advanced photonic and plasmonic devices. In 2015 he was awarded the Paterson Medal by the Institute of Physics.



Hu G, Albrow-Owen T, Jin X, et al., 2017, Black phosphorus ink formulation for inkjet printing of optoelectronics and photonics, Nature Communications, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-1723

Woodward RI, Kelleher EJR, 2017, Genetic algorithm-based control of birefringent filtering for self-tuning, self-pulsing fiber lasers, Optics Letters, Vol:42, ISSN:0146-9592, Pages:2952-2955

Woodward RI, Murray RT, Phelan CF, et al., 2017, Characterization of the second- and third-order nonlinear optical susceptibilities of monolayer MoS2 using multiphoton microscopy, 2d Materials, Vol:4, ISSN:2053-1583


Murray RT, Runcorn TH, Kelleher EJR, et al., Mid-Infrared Difference Frequency-Generation with Synchronized Fiber Lasers, Advanced Solid State Lasers

Murray RT, Runcorn TH, Kelleher EJR, et al., Watt-level Nanosecond 589 nm Source by SHG of a Cascaded Raman Amplifier, Advanced Solid State Lasers 2016

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