Imperial College London

DrThomasWall

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

t.wall

 
 
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Location

 

Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Teaching and Outreach

I have much experience of teaching and outreach activities.

I have taught at almost all levels at Imperial College. This includes:

  • 1st year lab. Demonstrator for Electronics course
  • 1 year lab: Supervisor for 1st Year Projects
  • 3rd year lab: Demonstrator for Compton Scattering experiment
  • MSc in Optics and Photonics: Demonstrator for assessed practicals, Supervisor for self-study projects

Over the last few years I have been managed the 'mini MOT' laboratory project for PhD students on the Controlled Quantum Dynamics  and Quantum Systems Engineering courses. This course introduces the students to a range of concepts in experimental physics, including laser optics, spectroscopy and laser cooling.

I have experience of co-supervising 9 PhD students, and helping to manage a number of research projects and collaborations.


I am passionate about science outreach, and communicating my research to a wide audience. My outreach experience includes

  • Hosting work experience pupils in the Centre for Cold Matter, Blackett Laboratory
  • Giving talks to visiting work experience pupils,
  • Hosting students for summer projects
  • Co-developing the "Atom Day" project, an outreach scheme that introduces primary school pupils to atomic physics, through demonstrations, activities, music and dance.
  • Giving talks and taking part in careers events at schools in London.