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Dr Jacopo Bertolotti

Lecturer (Education and Research)


Telephone: 01392 725695

Extension: (Streatham) 5695

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My research stem from a deep curiosity about the effect of disorder and randomness on the world around us.Disorder is often seen as a necessary evil. Something to be minimized whenever possible and tolerated when there is no other choice. Yet the very presence of disorder give rise to a rich physics that can be understood and exploited.

In particular my research focus on the properties of light (and more in general, wave) transport in disorder and "complex" media. From Anderson localization to random lasers. From Lévy flights and superdiffusion to wavefront shaping. This research find application in biological imaging, where turbidity is a huge limiting factor, but also have an impact on more fundamental fields.

Education and Employment

  • 2004: Italian Degree ("Laurea") in Physics at the University of Florence with a thesis entitled "Study on light localization in 1D disorderedsystems"
  • 2008: PhD in Physics at the University of Florence (Italy) with a thesis entitled "Light transport beyond diffusion"
  • 2008 - 2010: Postdoctoral fellow at the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS) 
  • 2010 - 2012: Research fellow at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)
  • 2013: Postoctoral fellow at the Institut Langevin, ESPCI ParisTech (France)
  • 2013 - present: Lecturer in Physics, University of Exeter

Invited talks

  • MESA+ Colloquium, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2012
  • CLEO Europe, Munich, Germany, 2013
  • Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging (COSI), Arlington, Virginia (USA), 2013
  • International Workshop on Holography and related technologies (IWH2013), Kitami (Japan), 2013