Meet the Team

Early Stage Researchers will be added during 2016 as they are recruited.

The network is co-ordinated by the University of Sheffield.


ESR 1 - Alessandro Catanzaro

University of Sheffield


ESR 2 - Luca Sortino

University of Sheffield


ESR 3 - Alejandro Rodriguez

University of Cambridge


ESR 4 - Najwa Sidqi

My research topic focuses on the design and the fabrication of dielectric coatings to construct high reflectance mirrors for high-finesse microcavities. Deposition of dielectric materials is achieved using high-performance vacuum technologies, including Ion-Assisted electron beam and reactive sputtering. With the growing interest in high-Finesse cavities as single-photon sources for a wide range of applications such as medical imaging, astrophysics, quantum communication and quantum information, the challenge involved in my project is to provide very low-loss mirrors for an efficient cavity-based photon extraction technology.

ESR 5 - Andrii Volkovskyi

Technical University of Munich


ESR 6 - Matt Brooks

University of Konstanz

ESR 7 - Samarth Vadia 

attocube systems AG

I am currently an Early Stage Researcher at attocube and I am affiliated with Prof. Högele’s group at LMU Munich for my PhD. My current research focus is on improving dry cryostat setup for scanning cavity experiments. These tunable cavities would be used to couple quantum emitters, e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) or NV centers, and study their properties. 


ESR 8 - Marco Manca

National Centre for Scientific Research

ESR 9 - Riccardo Pisoni

ETH Zürich


ESR 10 


ESR 11 - Sigurd Flagan

University of Basel

ESR 12 - Yanick Volpez

University of Basel


ESR 13 - Matteo Pompili

Delft University of Technology


ESR 14 - Stephan Philips

Delft University of Technology


ESR 15 - Fabio Ansaloni

University of Copenhagen