Ep01: Academia to Industry - Roland Piper

February 3, 2015 in Season 1
Green laser striking vial of liquid, with beam changing colour as it passes through.
Upconversion of green laser light. Image credit: Paul Dingwell.
In this first episode I talk to Dr Roland Piper, a physicist who has recently moved from the academic to industrial world.

I find out about his experiences in both, and whether PhD students would benefit from stand-up meetings.

Scientist conducting experiment.
Working in the lab. Image credit: Paul Dingwell

My time as a PhD student ... was definitely the best time of my life so far

The images above show photon upconversion occurring in a liquid. Two green photons (provided by the laser) are upconverted into a higher energy blue photon.

Find out more about this research here