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Dr Jonathan Mar

Research Fellow, Research Scientist, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory

Dr Jonathan Mar is a Research Scientist at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory and a Research Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge University.  Awarded a full scholarship, he obtained a Ph.D. in physics at St John’s College, Cambridge, under the supervision of Professor Jeremy Baumberg FRS and Dr David Williams, following a B.A.Sc in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto in Canada, where he was born.

His research interests are at the intersection of solid-state quantum optics and nanophotonics. Specifically, they are on the optical properties of excitons and carrier spins in III-V epitaxial quantum dots and defect colour centers in 2D materials and diamond and their optical coupling to nanophotonic and nanoplasmonic devices towards the realization of single-photon emitters and spin-based quantum bits for applications in quantum computing and communication.

Following his Ph.D., Jonathan joined the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (Hitachi Europe Ltd.) – embedded in the Cavendish Laboratory (Department of Physics) – in a permanent research position involving strong collaborations between academic and industrial laboratories. He leads a research programme which involves collaborations with Cambridge University, Cardiff University, the EPSRC National Centre for III-V Technologies, University of Sheffield, IBM, Naval Research Laboratory (USA), and the University of Toronto. While supervising research students at the Ph.D., Master ’s, and undergraduate levels, he has also been awarded by Hitachi for his contributions towards patents and intellectual property.

Outside of the lab, he is founder and chairman of the Hitachi Cambridge Seminar Series at the Cavendish Laboratory. Additionally, he has served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate students enrolled in the Natural Sciences Tripos at Cambridge University, and as an instructor for science and engineering public outreach events at the University of Toronto.

Drawn to St Edmund ’s College for its Roman Catholic tradition, he is a member of the College’s Dean’s Committee, Conversazione Committee, and Chapel Schola and Choir.

Link to Jonathan’s Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory webpage : /Mar/