Postdocs, PhD students and visitors 2017

The primary funders of our activity this year are EPSRC (UK) and the ERC.

Details of the wider group can be found here.

Further information from Peter Topping at

Postdoctoral fellows and long-term visitors

  • Kai Zheng (PhD Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, postdocs Grenoble, Hannover)
  • Wenshuai Jiang (PhD Peking University)
  • Norman Zergaenge (PhD Magdeburg)
  • Lucas Ambrozio (PhD IMPA, postdoc Imperial)

PhD students

  • Andrew McLeod
  • Louis Bonthrone (joint with Weiyi Zhang)

Other faculty include:

  • Mario Micallef
  • Andrea Mondino
  • Ben Sharp (WZL)

My previous PhD students:

  • Neil Course
  • Gregor Giesen
  • Ben Sharp
  • Sebastian Helmensdorfer
  • Michael Coffey
  • Tobias Huxol

My recent/finishing postdocs and long-term visitors

  • Joerg Enders (PhD Michigan State, left to Max Planck AEI, now Potsdam uni)
  • Fernando Schwartz (PhD Cornell/Stanford, now Associate Prof. at UT Knoxville)
  • Esther Cabezas-Rivas (PhD Valencia, left to Muenster, now prof. at Frankfurt)
  • Reto Mueller (Phd ETH-Zuerich, left to SNS Pisa, then Imperial, now permanent at Queen Mary, London)
  • Michael Munn (PhD CUNY, left to CUNY, then U Missouri, then NYU.)
  • Giuseppe Tinaglia (PhD Johns Hopkins, postdocs Stanford, Notre Dame, left to permanent position at King's college London)
  • Melanie Rupflin (PhD ETH-Zuerich, left to Max-Planck-AEI, Golm, then Leipzig, now permanent at Oxford.)
  • Charles Baker (PhD ANU-Canberra, left to industry)
  • Huy Nguyen (PhD ANU-Canberra, postdoc Max Planck AEI, left to UQ Brisbane, now permanent at Queen Mary Uni London.)
  • Miaomiao Zhu (PhD Max Planck Leipzig, postdoc ETH-Zuerich, left to MPI Leipzig, now tenure track at Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Simon Blatt (PhD TU Aachen, previously postdoc ETH-Zuerich, left to Karlsruhe Inst. Tech., now at Uni. Salzburg)
  • Hojoo Lee (PhD KIAS, S. Korea, now KIAS)
  • Panagiotis Gianniotis (PhD Stony Brook, left to UCL, now Fields postdoc in Waterloo/Toronto)
  • Xiangrong Zhu (now Zhejiang Normal University)
  • Alix Deruelle (PhD Grenoble, left to Orsay, Paris, now conf. at Paris VI)
  • Magdalena Rodriguez (visited from Granada)
  • Hao Yin (visited from University of Science and Technology of China for 12 months, thanks to the China Scholarship Council)
  • Paul Bryan (PhD Australian National University, Canberra, postdoc UCSD, left to UQ Brisbane)

We also host a few dozen shorter term visitors each year, generally to give seminars. Details can be found via my home page.