Two Heriot-Watt University researchers, Chandra Mouli Natarajan and Tobi Lamour, have been awarded prestigious entrepreneurial fellowships to spend one year at Stanford University in California, USA.
The SU2P Science Bridges scheme is aimed at strengthening links between Scottish universities and Stanford in photonics research. This field has produced scientific advances such as the laser, which have become ubiquitous in modern life.
Both Chandra and Tobi are from the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt.
Chandra completed his PhD under the supervision of Dr Robert Hadfield in Spring 2011 and will join the group of Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto to work on quantum memories which could be used to underpin future communication networks.
Tobi Lamour is due to complete his PhD with Professor Derryck Reid in Autumn 2011, and will join the group of Dr Konstantin Vodopyanov on the generation of light at Terahertz wavelengths using synchronously-pumped optical parametric oscillators.
Chandra and Tobi will have the opportunity to return to Scotland at the end of the Fellowship to share their expertise.
Find out more about SU2P Science Bridges.