On Tuesday 28th March the physics department hosted over 20 of our students, joined by 14 students and staff from Marden High, to watch a talk given by Dr Juna Sathian. Juna is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University and gave a talk on her area of expertise on ‘Lasers & photonics and careers in the physics industry’.
Juna is the Programme Leader for Physics and the Group Leader of the Quantum and Molecular Photonics research group. Her research area covers applied optics and the development of new technology. Her current research directions are focused on laser technology/ alexandrite ring lasers, room-temperature maser technology/diamond NV-colour centre characterisation, luminescent concentrator light technology for high brightness applications/ brightness enhanced solid-state light sources and optical spectroscopy. There was also detailed information about careers in the physics industry.