I obtained my PhD at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Scotland in 2022 under the supervision of
Prof. Patrik Ohberg, with a thesis titled “General Relativity analogues in nonlinear optical systems”.
My PhD studies were supported with a full Scholarship by EPSRC, SUPA, The Scottish Doctoral
Training Centre for Condensed Matter Physics. I conducted experimental and numerical
investigations in nonlinear optics and analogues of general relativity, including: Newton-Schrödinger
Equation, and Superradiance. I gained expertise in experimental optical techniques, including:
interferometry, digital holography, engineering of light beams with Orbital Angular Momentum,
propagation of light beams in complex media.
From 2018 to 2021, I was also a visiting Post Graduate Researcher at the University of Glasgow in
Prof. Daniele Faccio’s Extreme Light Group, where I performed intense experimental and numerical
works in the same research areas listed above.
From 2017 to 2022, I was a Public Engagement (Outreach) Coordinator and a Teaching Assistant at
Heriot-Watt University. Some of the courses I taught include: “Quantum theory and Spectroscopy"
(2017-2020), "MSc Photonics Experimental Lab" (2017-2018), "Investigative Techniques
Experimental Lab" (2018-2019), "Waves and Matter" (2019-2020, 2021-2022).
In February 2023, I joined the University of Nottingham as a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow
in Prof. Silke Weinfurtner’s Gravity Laboratory group, to carry out experimental optical studies of
quantum simulators for the physics of black holes and the early Universe.