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David Andrews, with degrees in Chemistry and a postdoctoral appointment in Mathematics at University College London, was appointed to a UEA Chair in Chemical Physics in 1996. He is a fellow of the SPIE, Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics.

David leads research on fundamental molecular photonics, energy harvesting and transport, optomechanical forces, quantum and nonlinear optics. He has over 300 research papers and a dozen books to his name.

He enjoys travelling and spends a lot of time in Canada, New Zealand and the United States. His other interests include painting and the graphic arts: he has produced cover art for several of his books.

Professor David Andrews
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David Bradshaw, is a postdoctoral researcher within the group. He first graduated with an MChem degree from UEA in 2002, including a year abroad, completed at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. His PhD degree in theoretical chemical physics was awarded by UEA in 2006.

He is the co-author of over 50 peer reviewed publications, including an encyclopaedia article on applied spectroscopy and book chapters on energy transfer. Current research interests include all-optical switching, resonance energy transfer and optical binding.

David is a member of both the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry and has presented his research at national and international conferences. He has published a website explaining the basics of molecular quantum electrodynamics ( and is an active participant in a number of online research repositories including ResearchGate, Google Scholar and ResearcherID.

Dr David Bradshaw
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Jamie Leeder, earned an MChem in Chemical Physics (including a year long industrial work placement at Infineum Ltd.) before completing his PhD with David Andrews at the University of East Anglia (UEA). He took a short break from research in 2011 to complete initial teacher training before returning to UEA as a post-doctoral research associate in 2013.

Jamie's research primarily relates to the quantum theory of intermolecular forces and energy transfer between molecular centres - having a particular interest in how such processes can be optically controlled through interaction with laser light. He is currently developing theory related to the design of photonic mechanisms and optical characteristics in nanostructured materials.

In his free time, he is a keen table-tennis player who plays regularly in the Norwich and District Table Tennis League. He also enjoys playing chess, drinking copious amounts of coffee and miniature painting.
Dr. Jamie Leeder
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Jack Ford, earned an MChem degree at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in 2011, including quantum electrodynamical (QED) research on multipolar molecular transitions and the angular momentum of photons. An offer of PhD-level QED research under David Andrews was received on graduation day.

He is now studying advanced features of the theory of intermolecular energy transfer (FRET or EET), and has co-authored papers outlining geometrical effects that may modify the process.

Jack is interested in pure mathematics and the philosophy of science and politics, striving to understand the intellectual foundations of scientific theories and social controversies. He is passionate about wildlife conservation and practices worldbuilding as an online hobby.

Jack Ford
Mathew Williams, graduated with a first in Natural Sciences in 2012, majoring in Mathematics and Physics from the University of East Anglia.  This same institution and year saw his receipt of a PhD offer entitled "Nonlinear Optical Interactions in Quantum Electrodynamics", which he accepted.

The focus of his first year has been on optical vortex light.

He has a keen interest in foreign languages and is currently advancing his French while also commencing with Greek. He plays various musical instruments, predominantly from the wind section and has been an active committee member for the student music society for several years.
Mathew Williams
Mathew Williams

Kayn Forbes, earned a first class MChem degree at the University of East Anglia in 2014, including a final year research project on the topic of optical binding - the results of which were subsequently published and presented at SPIE Photonics Europe (2014).  

He is currently in the first year of his PhD, entitled "Developing the photonic basis for nanoscale optical action".

In his spare time, Kayn is often found birdwatching around the north Norfolk coast.  By his own admission, he is either "trudging through the shingle and suaeda of Blakeney Point or looking across the scrapes at the nearby Cley Marshes".
Mathew Williams
Mathew Williams
Group Collaborations

The Norwich QED group has had the privilege and pleasure to work with scientists from around the globe. The nationalities of those we have published with include the following:

Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States and Venezuela.

Websites of key collaboarators are linked below:
Kishan Dholakia - St. Andrews, UK
Steve Meech - Norwich, UK
Mohamed Babiker - York, UK
Zeno Gaburro - Trento, Italy
Garth Jones - Norwich, UK

Rob Lipson - Victoria, Canada
Greg Scholes - Toronto, Canada
Bill Meath - London, Canada
Elisabetta Collini - Padova, Italy
Mario Berbean Santos - Lisboa, Portugal
Carles Curutchet - Barcelona, Spain
Geoff Stedman - Christchurch, New Zealand
Janette Dunn - Nottingham, UK
Vasily Oganesyan - Norwich, UK
Robert Withnall - London, UK
Gediminas Juzeliunas - Vilnius, Lithuania
Past Members

The following people are thanked for their contribution to the group:
Wafika Ghoul, PhD
Mike Harlow, PhD
Brad Sherborne, PhD
Phillip Wilkes
Kevin Hopkins, PhD
Nick Blake, PhD
Bridget Webb
Alex Bittner, MSc
Gediminas Juzeliunas, PD
Phil Allcock, PhD and PD
Andrey Demidov, PD
Allison Wigman, MSc
Ian Hands, PD
Luciana Davila Romero, PhD and PD
Robert Jenkins, PhD and PD
Shemi Soliman
Martin Loftus
Sam Collins, MSc
Gareth Daniels, PhD
Richard Crisp, PhD
Shaopeng Li, MSc
Justo Rodriguez, PhD
Scott Smith
Beth Rice
Matt Coles PhD
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