I am a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. My current research concentrates on terahertz electronics and on electromagnetic sensors for security and defence. I have also conducted research on metamaterials, biomedical and polarisation optics.
I joined Imperial College in 2009 on a Newton International Fellowship awarded by the Royal Society. In 2011-2014, I was an Imperial College Junior Research Fellow.
Between 2007 and 2009, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Osnabrueck and Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. I obtained a PhD degree in 2007 from the Department of Physics of the University of Osnabrueck.
To potential PhD students
I am always interested to hear from students wishing to pursue a PhD degree and having a strong background in electromagnetic theory. Note, however, that I can provide no funding opportunities, and students will be expected to self-fund their studies.
Syms RRA, Sydoruk O, Bouchaala A, 2019, Improved optical imaging of high aspect ratio nanostructures using dark-field microscopy, Nanotechnology, Vol:30, ISSN:0957-4484
et al., Terahertz plasmon resonances in two-dimensional electron systems: modeling approaches, Physical Review Applied, ISSN:2331-7019
et al., Full-wave modelling of terahertz frequency plasmons in two-dimensional electron systems, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, ISSN:0022-3727
et al., 2018, Optical imaging and image analysis for high aspect ratio NEMS, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol:29, ISSN:0960-1317
et al., 2018, Ammonia sensing using arrays of silicon nanowires and graphene, Journal of Semiconductors, Vol:39, ISSN:1674-4926