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Dr. Ying-Lung Daniel Ho received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan and the Ph.D. degree in Quantum Photonics from the University of Bristol. His doctoral dissertation investigated the method of designing efficient single-photon sources for quantum information applications. He was employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher and then a Research Fellow in Prof. John Rarity‘s group. His work as a Research Fellow (Researcher Co-Investigator and Co-Investigator) under the EPSRC Research Grants (EP/M009033/1 and EP/P034446/1) has led research in direct laser writing using two-photon polymerisation in the Quantum Engineering Technology Labs, and he is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Bristol.
In September 2019, he started a position as a Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Fellow in Physics and Electrical Engineering, after a career in Quantum Photonics research at the University of Bristol. Currently, he is the head of the Nanophotonic Engineering Laboratory (NEL) and leads an EPSRC Research Grant (EP/V040030/1) of £475k (100% FEC) to develop and conduct Nanophotonics research, which focuses on a comprehensive investigation into the fundamentals and applications of 3D nanophotonics in artificially structured materials. The project is in collaboration with research partners (QET Labs, University of Bristol and ORC, University of Southampton) and industrial partner (Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology) to develop novel sensors, biomimetic structures, nano-lasers, and ultrafast optical switches and devices for quantum technology.
Additionally, his recently awarded Royal Society Research Grant, providing funding to purchase an advanced microscope heating stage. The unique combination of a commercial heating stage for pressure, vacuum, and temperature control and an in-house built Fourier image spectroscopy (FIS) for a broadband and wide angle-resolved scattering characterization in the visible and infrared range as a thermal analysis technique in thermophotovoltaic research.
Daniel's research is concerned with both the theory and application of artificially structured electromagnetic materials for photonic engineering, quantum technologies, and energy applications.
- Nanophotonics & Quantum Optics:
- Nano/Micro-Structured Materials for Energy Applications:
Accepting PhD Students to join the Nanophotonic Engineering Laboratory (NEL)
- Three-dimensional Nanophotonics in Artificially Structured Materials.
- Artificially Nano-structured Materials for Three-dimensional Electrodes and Catalysts.
- Scalable Two-dimensional Layered Materials for Efficient Quantum Photon Sources.
- Topology-optimised Metasurface Architectures for Solar-Thermal Absorption.
- Micro-Nanostructure-Stabilized Liquid-Crystalline Blue-Phase.
- 21-03-2022 Our Royal Society Research Grant to fund equipment has just been granted, which is for a heated microscope stage to characterise materials properties of solar thermal absorbers.
- 01-03-2022 NEL welcomes its new PhD student: Miss Nadira Hameed.
- 23-02-2022 Check out our latest publication on Strongly Confining Light with Air-Mode Cavities in Inverse Rod-Connected Diamond Photonic Crystals.
- 22-09-2021 NEL has a fully funded PhD position available to study Artificially Nano-structured Materials for Three-dimensional Electrodes and Catalysts.
- 01-09-2021 NEL welcomes its new member: Dr. Mike Taverne.
- 04-06-2021 NEL has a Research Fellow position available in Experimental Nanophotonics.
- 10-03-2021 Our EPSRC New Investigator Award project 3D Nanophotonics in Artificially Structured Chalcogenide Materials has just been granted!
- 02-12-2019 NEL has a fully funded PhD position available to study 3D Nanophotonics in Artificially Structured Chalcogenide Materials
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, PhD, University of Bristol
… → 14 Feb 2007
Award Date: 20 Jun 2007
Electrical Engineering, BSc, National Taipei University of Technology
… → 30 Jun 1999
Award Date: 30 Jun 1999
University of Bristol
31 Aug 2019 → …
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Taverne, M., Ho, Y-L. D. & Rarity, J. G., 22 Feb 2022, In: Crystals. 12, 3, 9 p., 303.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Observation of Complete Photonic Bandgap in Low Refractive Index Contrast Inverse Rod-Connected Diamond Structured ChalcogenidesChen, L., Morgan, K. A., Alzaidy, G. A., Huang, C-C., Ho, Y-L. D., Taverne, M. P. C., Zheng, X., Ren, Z., Feng, Z., Zeimpekis, I., Hewak, D. W. & Rarity, J. G., 15 May 2019, In: ACS Photonics. 6, 5, p. 1248-1254 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review6 Citations (Scopus)
Indirect optical trapping using light driven micro-rotors for reconfigurable hydrodynamic manipulationBūtaitė, U. G., Gibson, G. M., Ho, Y-L. D., Taverne, M., Taylor, J. M. & Phillips, D. B., 14 Mar 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Nature Communications. 10, 10 p., 1215.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile54 Citations (Scopus)6 Downloads (Pure)
Phillips, D. B., Padgett, M. J., Hanna, S., Ho, Y-L. D., Carberry, D. M., Miles, M. J. & Simpson, S. H., May 2014, In: Nature Photonics. 8, 5, p. 400–405 6 p.
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Li, H., Phillips, D. B., Wang, X., Ho, Y-L. D., Chen, L., Zhou, X., Zhu, J., Yu, S. & Cai, X., 20 Jun 2015, In: Optica. 2, 6, p. 547-552 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access93 Citations (Scopus)