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Dr 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 direct the Warwick Centre for Ultrafast Spectroscopy, a facility for UV, visible, IR and THz ultrafast spectroscopy, and which is one of the university's Research Technology Platforms.

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

Ultrafast spectroscopy

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

Semiconductors & nanomaterials

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Heteronanotubes: quasi-1D composite materials
  • Inorganic halide perovskites
  • III-V semiconductors
  • Quantum wells and heterostructures

Functional oxides

  • Multiferroics
  • Oxide nanostructures
  • Oxide perovskites
  • Colossal magnetoresistance

Teaching and Administration

I am on a sabbatical from teaching during the 2022-2023 academic year.

I lead the Warwick Centre for Ultrafast SpectroscopyLink opens in a new window, a research facility that uses short laser pulses to probe the properties of new materials.


A bit about me, in reverse chronological order! 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. For my undergraduate degree I studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge.

Recent papers

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Dr James Lloyd-Hughes

James Lloyd-Hughes

Contact Details:

Office: MAS 3.06
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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