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James Lloyd-Hughes

Research overview

My research group uses ultrafast spectroscopy techniques to investigate the physics of novel materials on short time scales of around one picosecond. We also develop sources and detectors of terahertz radiation. I am part of the Ultrafast & Terahertz Photonics group in the Physics Department. Please see a list of our recent publications for more details on my research. I also jointly lead the Warwick Centre for Ultrafast Spectroscopy, which is a joint venture between the Departments of Physics and Chemistry headed by myself and Prof. Stavros.

Funded PhD studentships: Please contact me if you are interested in a PhD in this area.

Ultrafast spectroscopy

  • Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy
  • Optical pump, THz probe
  • Transient infrared and visible absorption spectroscopy

Semiconductors & nanomaterials

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Inorganic halide perovskites
  • III-V semiconductors
  • Quantum wells and heterostructures
  • Nanowires and porous surfaces

Functional oxides

  • Multiferroics
  • Oxide nanostructures
  • Oxide perovskites
  • Colossal magnetoresistance

Teaching and Administration

I am currently lecturing the second-year module PX267 "Hamiltonian Mechanics", which runs in term 1.

I am happy to supervise URSS research projects and am also the URSS co-ordinator for Physics.

I am the Department's Director of Graduate Studies: please see our postgraduate pages for information useful for our current PhD and MSc by Research students.


I am an Associate Professor (Reader) in the Department of Physics at Warwick, where I have been based since 2013. From 2009 to 2014 I was an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow, held first at the University of Oxford, then Warwick. Before that I completed a postdoc at ETH Zurich with Prof. Jérôme Faist, and my PhD at Oxford with Dr. Michael Johnston.

Recent papers

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Dr James Lloyd-Hughes

James Lloyd-Hughes

Contact Details:

Office: MAS 3.06
Lab: MAS 3.18
Telephone: 44 (0) 2476 522043
Fax: 44 (0)2476 150897
Address: Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK.


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