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Graduations and Vivas
The following graduated from the Centre between January 2019 and August 2020.
 Dr. James Brooks
University of Strathclyde
Dr. Jonathan Crabb
University of Strathclyde
Dr. Matthew Daykin
Heriot-Watt University
Dr. Thomas Dyer
Heriot-Watt University
Dr. Jamie Foubister
University of Glasgow
Dr. Giovanni Giuliano
University of Glasgow
Dr. Michele Guastamacchia
Heriot-Watt University
Dr. Yili Guo
Heriot Watt-University
Dr. Dominic Hunter
University of Strathclyde
Dr. Aneta Lisowska
Heriot-Watt University
Dr. Gabriel Reines March
University of Strathclyde
Dr. Adam Sroka
University of Strathclyde
Dr. Neil Stevenson
University of St Andrews
The following have successfully defended their theses and will be graduating in the Autumn/Winter 2020 graduations.
 Dr. Mariastefania De Vido
Heriot-Watt University
Dr. Leonardo Del Bino
Heriot-Watt University
Dr. Matthew Knights
Heriot-Watt University
Dr. Anna Michalska
Heriot-Watt University
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 Alumni Profile
Dr. Agata Pawlikowska
Graduated 2015
Leonardo and Heriot-Watt University
After a degree in Physics and an MSc in Photonics, I briefly worked in industry as an optical engineer. I liked my job, but as a young engineer, I was looking for an exciting and rewarding research opportunity. Initially, I thought
that a standard PhD placed in a University was my only option
to pursue research, but at the
same time, I wanted to remain
in industry where the focus was
on applications. The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) scheme turned out to be the perfect alternative
to the traditional PhD, as it is for people who ultimately want a career in industry. It combines academic research in an industrial context
by placing the student with an industrial sponsor. I was accepted onto the EngD programme as
part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Optics and Photonics. As a result, I was given a fantastic opportunity to conduct PhD- equivalent research whilst working closely with the industrial sponsor, Leonardo. Leonardo is one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies and one of the biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD. They invest around £200m in UK-based Research

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