I am an experimental physicist, working towards building novel experiments in search of macroscopic quantumness and weak forces in nature.
Presenting at GRS: Towards an efficient underdamped heat engine
I was at the Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) in Ventura,CA, presenting our latest work demonstrating an underdamped stochastic heat engine. These are hot-out of the oven results from the Millen Lab – so watch this space for the detailed paper later this year.
Event-Based Imaging of Levitated Microparticles
Check out our new ArXiv pre-print on detecting levitated microspheres using event based cameras. Abstract. Event-based imaging is a neurmorphic detection technique whereby an array of pixels detects a positive or negative change in light intensity at each pixel, and is hence particularly well suited to detecting motion. As compared to standard camera technology, an…
A week with Ruvi Lecamwasam
What do you do when you have an physicist visit the lab for a week? Well you do an intense marathon of solving a single-problem together. Ruvi with his excellent programming skills and interest in instrument control, coupled with our current project of developing Event-Based imaging capability – well, we decided to work through the…
What I Do…
I use levitated systems to study macroscopic quantum mechanics but also ultra-weak force/torque sensing. I use both optomechanical and ion trapping techniques (electromechanics) to realise these goals.
If I can build it from scratch, i know that thing truly. With this ethos I organise and develop novel hands-on workshops to excite and inspire children and adults towards STEM subjects.
I am an experienced tutor, with over a decade of experience in teaching students from KS1 up to degree level. I predominantly specialise in maths and science students.
I love to talk physics. To this end I never give up the opportunity to talk about science in general, the science we do in the lab or simply talk quantum mechanics!
I currently serve as the chairman of Ahmadiyya Muslim Research Association (AMRA). A highly multidisciplinary organisation working in generating collaborations, and promoting research-careers amongst the muslim youth.
I have worked as a youth leader within the Ahmadiyya muslim youth Association (AMYA) in the past for many years. And more recently provide pastoral and educational support to youth members as and when required. I also also deeply passionate about youth societies/clubs in the UK.