Paul Stavrinou is a Fellow of the College and Associate Professor in Photonics at the Department of Engineering Science. Within Lincoln, he is an engineering science tutor covering mathematical and electrical subjects.
Initially trained at Marconi Instruments, as a communications engineer, he completed a BEng(Hns) in Electronic Engineering at what was then the Polytechnic of the South Bank, receiving the IEE Prize for the cohort. His PhD research was undertaken at University College London, through a Collaborative Award in Science and Engineering with RSRE (Malvern) and following this held postdoctoral positions at University College London, University of Oxford and Imperial College London. Before joining Oxford (again), he was a Reader in Physics, Director of the Plastic Electronics Centre for Doctoral Training (PE-CDT) and co-Director of the cross-faculty Centre for Plastic Electronics (CPE) based at Imperial College London. While at Imperial, he was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, investigating metallic nanoscale photonics, and was part of the team awarded an Imperial College Research Excellence Award. In 2011, the PE-CDT was awarded the Leadership in Education Award from the US-based FlexTech Alliance. He is also a visiting Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Montreal and a co-investigator for the newly established Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) in Suzhou, China
Dr Stavrinou’s research interests span the development of materials (organic and inorganic) for photonic applications and optoelectronic devices, such as lasers, solar cells and electro-absorption modulators; the common themes all involve light-matter interactions and the flow or routing of radiation within structures. Current interests include sub-wavelength optical structures, energy transfer mechanisms, hot electron dynamics and metamaterial development.