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Thomas Michael Wood – Curriculum Vitae
Date of Birth : 24/09/1986
Telephone: (+33) (0)7 70 30 89 16
Postdoctoral Researcher – December 2016 to present – GRAPHICS (Graphene Nonlinear Photonics Integrated Circuits)
ERC project (design, fabrication and characterisation of photonic components for optical communications). INL laboratory,
Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.
Research Engineer – November 2015 to October 2016 – PROMETHEUS project (fabrication and characterisation of
electronically spectrally-tuneable filters for photodetectors). SATT Sud Est (IM2NP laboratory), Marseille, France.
Research Fellow (Postdoctoral) – April 2015 to October 2015 – Ultra-Parallel Visible Light Communications project
(design and fabrication of organic-based light emitters). Organic Semiconductor Centre, Dept. of Physics and
Astronomy, University of St Andrews.
Postdoctoral Position – January to December 2014 – Fabrication and characterization of low dimensional light sources,
study of plasmonic based sensors by spectroscopic ellipsometry. COSDAF team, Dept. of Physics and Materials Science,
City University of Hong Kong.
Postdoctoral Position – April to December 2013 – Optical characterization of organic films and optical / electrical
modelling for solar cell applications. IM2NP laboratory, Aix-Marseille University, France.
PhD : Doctor of Physics (speciality: Micro and nano-electronics, optics), obtained: March 2013
“Guided optics techniques for gas sensing applications”. IM2NP laboratory, Aix-Marseille University, France (January
2010 – March 2013)
Master (MPhys): Physics with Study in Europe – First Class Honours, obtained: June 2009
University of Manchester, UK (academic years 2005-2007 and 2008-2009)
Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), France (academic year 2007-2008)
From To Employer Role
05/2010 06/2010 POPSud, Marseille, France
Scientific Demonstrator for general public and high
school / college students – optics, 50 hours (approx)
Ecole Centrale Marseille,
Temporary teaching assistant – optics (lab classes), 52
IUT (University Technology
Institute), Marseille, France
Temporary teaching assistant – Thermodynamics and
electronics (lab classes), 140 hours
03/2013 IUT, Marseille, France
Lecture series on renewable energies given, 1st / 2nd
year university students.
Aix Marseille University
(ESCUP – Maison des
Scientific Demonstrator (optical illusions, holograms
and 3D images) for high school / college students –
optics, 80 hours
City University of Hong
Graduate Teaching Assistant – language support, 7
City University of Hong
Temporary teaching assistant – optics (lab classes), 5
18 Rue Marceau,
Academic Professional Experience:
Summer 2011 – 2 month PhD placement at IFSC (Physics Institute of Sao Carlos), USP (University of Sao
Paulo), in Sao Carlos, Brazil. Part of an exchange program (CAPES-COFECUB) between the Brazilian state
of Sao Paulo and the French region PACA. Synthesis and characterization of ceramic semiconductors.
February 2013 – further 1 week placement at USP Sao Carlos, Brazil.
June/July 2013– Participation in organisation of national bi-annual conference for Société Française de
Physique, Marseille, France.
Scientific vulgarization – numerous actions for general public / school groups demonstrating the basic
principles of lasers, holograms, 3D imaging, optical communications, etc.
2016, 2010-2013: Journées de l’Im2np, PACA, France.
2014: NAMI, Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials Symposium, Hong Kong.
2013: Société Française de Physique’s national bi-annual conference, Marseille, France.
2012: SPIE (“Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers”) Optics + Photonics, San Diego, USA.
2011: J3N (« Journées Nationales Nanosciences et Nanotechnologies », French national symposium of
nanosciences and nanotechnologies), Strasbourg, France.
2011: SPIE Optical Complex Systems, Marseille, France.
2010: J3N, Lille, France.
Publications (first and contributing author)
‘”Black” Titania Coatings Composed of Sol-Gel Imprinted Mie Resonator Arrays’, T Bottein et al,
Advanced Functional Materials, 2016.
‘Resonance modulated amplified emission from CdSSe nanoribbons’, T Wood et al., Scientific Reports 5
‘Pellet photonic innovant gas sensor using catalysis and integrated photonics’, T Mazingue et al, Sensors
and Actuators B, 222 (2015) p.133–140.
‘Synthesis of pure Cu2O thin layers controlled by in-situ conductivity measurements’, A Labidi et al,
Ceramics International 40 (2014) p.7851–7856.
‘The influence of TiO2 nanostructure properties on the performance of TiO2 based anodes in lithium ion
battery applications’, Xiang Liu et al, Turk J Phys 38 (2014) p.442–449.
‘Guided wave measurements for characterization of sol-gel layers’, H Piombini et al, Optical Review, Vol
20, Iss 5 (2013) p.426 – 432.
‘Study of the influence of temperature on the optical response of interferometric detector systems’, T
Wood et al, Sensors and Actuators A 203 (2013) p.37–46.
‘Combination of guided mode and photometric optical metrology methods for precise determination of
refractive index dispersion: application to polymer blend and ceramic thin films for gas sensors’, T Wood
et al, Optical Engineering 52(9), 094104 (2013).
‘Optical measurement of exposure depth and refractive index in positive photoresists’, T Wood et al,
Optics Communications, Vol 291 (2013) p.184–192.
‘Comparison of Refractive Indices measured by m-lines and Ellipsometry: Application to polymer blend
and ceramic thin films’, T Wood et al, Proc. SPIE 8466 (2012) 84660T.
‘Innovative Guided Mode Method for measuring the Penetration Depth in partially exposed Photoresist
Layers’, T Wood et al, Proc. SPIE 8486 (2012) 84860Z.
‘Wavelength and temperature dispersion of refractive index of thin films’, T Wood et al, Proc. SPIE 8172
‘Enhanced light-trapping in nanostructured polymer films on metal substrates: detecting waveguide modes and surface
plasmon waves by ellipsometry’, T Wood et al., in progress.
‘High Efficiency Colour Filters based on All-Dielectric Mie Resonators for Imaging and Sensing Applications’, T
Wood et al, in progress.
Reviewing for Scientific Journals
Reviewer for Optical Society of America (Optics Express / Applied Optics journals) – since March 2013.
Reviewer for American Institute of Physics – since July 2014.
Software and IT abilities:
C++: Data treatment and optical simulation codes written. Good knowledge from 2 semesters of courses.
Mathematica (Wolfram): Optical simulation codes written. Training course undertaken in 2012.
LabView (National Instruments): Graphical user interfaces communicating with external devices for data
acquisition created. One week training course undertaken in 2010.
Lumerical FDTD Solutions / Mode Solutions: 2 day training course undertaken in 2014.
Microsoft Visual Basic: Basic programs and visual interfaces created.
Linux Command Line: Notions of operation.
Good knowledge of Windows and word processing / data presentation software (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).
Extensive use of databases and search engines for research purposes (Espacenet, ISI Web of Knowledge...).
Principal experimental skills:
Optical characterization: m-lines (guided modes based refractive index measurements), spectroscopic
ellipsometry, spectro-photometry, optical microscopy, time-resolved (low temperature) photoluminescence,
Physical characterization / microscopy: mechanical & optical profiler, AFM, XRD, SEM.
Electrical characterization: conductivity measurements (gas sensors), I(V)/solar cell efficiency measurements,
4 point electrical measurements.
Nanoscale fabrication / synthesis: spin coating, dip coating, nano-imprinting, (e-beam assisted) thermal
evaporation, molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), focused ion beam (FIB) milling, rapid thermal processing (oxide
growth, etc.), atomic layer deposition (ALD), plasma etching, photolithography, e-beam lithography, VLS
(Vapor-Liquid-Solid) synthesis of nanostructures, chemical synthesis.
French – written, spoken & read fluently
German – intermediate level (CEFR A2).
Associations / Societies:
2012 to 2013 – Member of executive committee and webmaster of “Société Française de Physique” (French
Physics Society), Provence / Corsica section.
2010 – Secretary and active member of student association “Massilia Optica” (Aix Marseille University,
France) for the promotion of optics to the general public / high schools.
2010 to 2012 – Elected representative of PhD students and participated in administration of PhD school
(ED353, “Engineering Sciences”, Aix Marseille University, France).
Interests / Other: Skiing, cycling, swimming, sailing, saxophone/piano, driving license obtained in April 2004.
1. Supervisor – 2016/17
Maître des Conférences,
Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Nanophotonics group, INL
36 Avenue Guy de Collongue
69134, Ecully, France
2. Supervisor – 2015/16
Maître des Conférences,
Aix Marseille Université
NSE/NOVA Team, Im2np
FST St Jérôme, Ave Escadrille
N Niemen, 13013, Marseille
(+33) (0)4 91 28 84 62
3. PhD director – 2010-13
Professor of physics «classe exceptionnelle»,
Ecole Centrale Marseille
Laboratoire IM2NP, FST St Jérôme,
Ave. Esc Normandie Niemen, 13013,