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     Date Submitted:07-05-2014
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     Current job:Doctoral Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsExperience conducting novel scientific research in the areas of theoretical nonlinear optics (semi-classical and Quantum). Experience lecturing undergraduate students and providing support and supervision for novel research projects. I also have experienc
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    During my degree, and PhD, I have developed skills in the areas of academic and scientific research, including interdisciplinary research and collaboration. My interests include theoretical and experimental nonlinear optics, Nuclear and plasma physics, quantum field theory, computer simulation / modeling techniques and abstract linear algebra.

    My previous research has been focused on the simulation of few-femtosecond pulse generation in Raman media. This has required me to learn and employ a variety of mathematical and computational techniques for the numerical simulation of multi-dimensional nonlinear equations, therefore my research has also allowed me to gain experience working with Pascal, Matlab, FORTRAN and C+ programming languages.

    I have also had experience providing undergraduate lectures, tutoring students and supervising undergraduate projects in the areas of mathematical physics and numerical simulation techniques.

    I wish to broaden my horizons, take on new challenges and contribute to physics and engineering research and development.

     

    Experience

     

    The University of Salford, Salford, Manchester                October 2009 - September2013

    PhD researcher

    The development of my PhD thesis required independent and novel research in the area of theoretical nonlinear optics, specifically, high intensity few-femtosecond pulse generation in cavity confined Raman media (Hydrogen and atmospheric Nitrogen).

    Research in this area required the use of analytical and computational methods for the solution of large sets of (2+1) dimensional nonlinear envelope equations. Particular emphasis was placed on the development of a hybrid Runge-Kutta / ADI (alternating direction implicit method) finite difference technique for the accurate solution of the resulting equations


     The University of Salford, Salford, Manchester                October 2009 – August 2012

    Part time lecturer

    I was responsible for lecturing first and second year undergraduates in the areas of math’s and computer simulation / mathematical modeling.

     

    McDonalds, Denton Store, Manchester                            January 2005 – September 2009

    Staff training manager

    The staff training manager position involved training new employees, control of the Store safe and till system, and running various sections of the store.

     

    Education

    The University of Salford                  September 2006

    BSc Physics   First Class

    Bachelor of Science

    I also received the School prize for outstanding academic performance for completing my degree with the highest percentage score of my academic year.

     

    Hyde Clarendon sixth form College AQA

    September 2004

    Physics

    B

     

    A-level

     

     

    Hyde Clarendon sixth form College edexcel

    September 2004

    Mathematics   B

     

    A-level

     

     

    Hyde Clarendon sixth form College AQA

    September 2004

    Biology

    C

     

    A-Level

     

     

     

    Interests

    In my spare time I enjoy riding and restoring motorcycles, attending concerts and rallies and learning to play the guitar. I’m also interested in the more abstract areas of physics such as higher dimensional field theories and quantum field theories on a curved space-time, and therefore spend an appreciable amount of time studying modern mathematical physics.

     

    References

    Graham McDonald, The University of Salford

    email:  g.s.mcdonald(at)salford.ac.uk

    James M. Christian, The University of Salford

    email:  james_christian27(at)btinternet.com

    Ian Morrison, The University of Salford

    email:  I.morrison(at)salford.ac.uk

     

     



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