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Dr. Joe Bailey

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Quantum Technologies Group

Paul Scherrer Institut
Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology
5232 Villigen PSI

Telephone: +41 56 310 2560


Since Nov 2016 Postdoctoral research associate
Laboratory for Micro & Nanotechnology, Paul Scherrer Institut
June 2016 – Oct 2016 Visiting Researcher
Laboratory for Lifelong Learning, Tsinghua University, Beijing China
Jan 2016 - June 2016 Research Scientist
Sphere Fluidics Ltd, Cambridge, UK
2010 - 2015 PhD studies
London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, UK
2009 - 2010 Masters Studies
MRes Modelling Biological Complexity (Distinction), Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology, University College London, UK
2004 - 2008 Undergraduate Studies
BSc Physics and Philosophy (1st Class Honors), University of Leeds, UK

Research interest

Nanotechnology and device physics. I am interested in harnessing the powers of micro and nanoscale device fabrication, and the new physical phenomena that such devices provide access to. Applications for such devices are diverse, from biosensing and diagnostics to data storage and quantum computation. I have previously worked on photonic and microfluidic devices, primarily aimed at life science applications but am currently exploring the application of resonant plasmonic structures to THz pump spectroscopy and x-ray scattering experiments. Such devices will help efficiently couple THz excitations which are in the key meV range to processes such as charge, spin, orbital and crystal lattice interactions in strongly correlated electron materials and intraband transitions, free carrier dynamics and impurity states in semiconductors.

Honors and awards

2014 UCL Advances PhD Enterprise Scholarship, £4k fellowship to investigate commercial applications of PhD work
2013 EPSRC Study Abroad Fellowship, £6k fellowship awarded for travel to and collaboration with the Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, China.
2010 MRes diploma with distinction, University College London
2009 EPSRC Doctoral Training Award, £68k fellowship for 4 year MRes and PhD studies


See also profile on Google Scholar. An asterisk (*) indicates equal contribution.

Exploring and evaluating micro-environment and nanoparticle dielectrophoretic-induced interactions with image analysis methods.
Bakewell, D. J., Bailey, J., & Holmes, D.
Materials Today: Proceedings, 3(3), 867–874. (2016)

Broadband terahertz metamaterial absorber based on asymmetric resonators with perfect absorption.
Wen, Y., Ma, W., Bailey, J., Matmon, G., & Yu, X.
IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, 5(3), 406–411. (2015)

Real-time dielectrophoretic signaling and image quantification methods for evaluating electrokinetic properties of nanoparticles.
Bakewell, D. J.*, Bailey, J.*, & Holmes, D.*
Electrophoresis, 36(13), 1443–1450. (2015)

Separation of blood cells with differing deformability using deterministic lateral displacement
Duke, T., Holmes, D., Whyte, G., Bailey, J., Vergara-Irigaray, N., Ekpenyong, A., & Guck, J.
Interface Focus, 4(6), 20140011–20140011. . (2014)

Planar broadband and high absorption metamaterial using single nested resonator at terahertz frequencies
Wen, Y., Ma, W., Bailey, J., Matmon, G., Yu, X., & Aeppli, G.
Optics Letters, 39(6), 1589–1592. (2014)

Absorption modulation of terahertz metamaterial by varying the conductivity of ground plane.
Wen, Y., Ma, W., Bailey, J., Matmon, G., Aeppli, G., & Yu, X.
Applied Physics Letters, 105(14), 141111. (2014)

Polarization- independent dual-band terahertz metamaterial absorbers based on gold/parylene-C/silicide structure
Wen, Y., Ma, W., Bailey, J., Matmon, G., Yu, X., & Aeppli, G.
Applied Optics, 52(19), 4536–4540. (2013)

Advancing image quantification methods and tools for analysis of nanoparticle electrokinetics
Bakewell, D. J., Bailey, J., & Holmes, D.
AIP Advances, 3(10), 102101. (2013)

Direct and alignment-insensitive measurement of cantilever curvature
Hermans, R. I., Bailey, J. M., & Aeppli, G.
Applied Physics Letters, 103(3), 034103. (2013)

Bistable collective behavior of polymers tethered in a nanopore.
Osmanovic, D., Bailey, J., Harker, A. H., Fassati, A., Hoogenboom, B. W., & Ford, I. J.
Physical Review E, 85(6), 061917. (2012)

Coined quantum walks on percolation graphs.
Leung, G., Knott, P., Bailey, J., & Kendon, V.
New Journal of Physics, 12(12), 123018. % (2010)