My research background is in the physics of optical devices. I am a research scientist at HP Labs, Bristol, and I currently work on next generation display technologies where I combine work on high efficiency optics with nanotechnology and the development of novel materials and new manufacturing techniques. Our group has recently developed a novel architecture for colour reflective displays and has demonstrated a plastic prototype display. Previously we have developed bistable technologies which enable high resolution images that persist when the power is removed. These are key steps towards our goal of realising paper-like displays. We are now also starting to look at some novel sensor and actuator systems, using plastic electronics and artificial muscles.
Previously I have worked at DERA and at Exeter University on photonic band gap structures, plasmonics and quantum optics. I hold a BSc and PhD in physics from Exeter University.
In 2011 I was appointed as a visiting professor at the University of the West of England, where I work closely with colleagues in the unconventional computing centre.
In 2012 I was appointed as an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Exeter, in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.