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Prof. Anna Baldycheva, Group Leader


IMG-7978Dr. Ievgeniia Kovalska, Post-Doctoral Researcher

I am Postdoctoral Research Fellow working in the field of emerging 2D/carbon-based materials – from its synthesis to implementation – for communications, energy harvesting, wearable electronics and biochemical sensing.

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webphoto_BHMr. Ben Hogan, PhD Student

I am a final-year PhD student working in the lab of Dr. Baldycheva.  My work is currently focused on the development and characterization of novel liquid crystalline nanocomposite materials, incorporating two-dimensional materials.

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Joaquin_Faneca_Ruedas(1)Mr. Joaquin Faneca Ruedas, PhD Student

I am a 2nd year Ph.D. researcher in the  Opto-electronic systems Laboratory. My interest lies in the combination of active tunable materials (Phase change materials, graphene and liquid crystals) and silicon photonics. The combination of this technologies can revolutionize the optical interconnects.



ProfilePictureIago Rodríguez Díez, PhD Student

I am a 1st year PhD student working in the field of materials and integrated photonics. My project is focused on implementing an integrated laser on chip by combining Quantum Dot-based LEDs technology together with resonant cavities. Our main target application resides in lab-on-chip platforms to be used for bio-chemical sensing.

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pp_E_GemoMr. Emanuele Gemo, PhD Student

I’m a Postgraduate Researcher under the supervision of Dr. Baldycheva. I’m currently involved in the numerical emulation of integrated photonic memories. I’m trying to unravel material properties and physical mechanisms involved in this novel class of devices, with the view to propose new architectures capable to enhance light-matter interaction.



Mr. Liam Trimby, PhD Student


Benjamin PhotoMr. Benjamin Prat

I am a 2nd year engineering student in material and mechanical science at ENSMM, Besançon, France. I am currently in a 5-months internship and I am working on smart sensors in the laboratory of Dr. Baldycheva.


Mr. Quentin Vacher


Mr. Titouan Le Paven

0Ms. Pauline Lesongeur, M.Sc. Student

I am an engineering student in material science at ENSMM, Besançon, France. I am working in the laboratory of Dr. Baldycheva for a  5-months Erasmus exchange.  I am currently working with Dr. Kovalska on the development of graphene-based sensors.


Dr. Onur Duzgol, Post-Doctoral Researcher