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Research interests

Daniel's research interests lie primarily in the field of Quantum Optics, Nanophotonics, and Nanomanufacturing techniques. He is an expert in nanofabrication (3D additive nanomanufacturing and focused ion beam etching), modelling (Finite-Difference Time-Domain, and plane-wave expansion methods) and characterisation (in-house built Fourier imaging spectroscopy, and confocal microscopy). His area right now has focused on the artificially structured electromagnetic materials for efficient control of light-matter interactions and the development of advanced optoelectronic devices for practical applications (e.g., sensing, light trapping, and solar energy harvesting, and quantum technology, etc.). 

 1.  Chalcogenide Direct Write 3D Nanophononics - funded by the ChAMP and WAFT Collaboration Fund (the EPSRC Manufacturing Advanced Functional Materials Programme), University of Bristol - PI: Prof. John Rarity, Co-I: Dr. Ying-Lung Daniel Ho, value (£): 4,200, 15/05/2018 – 30/09/2018; University of Southampton - PI: Dr. Kevin (Chung-Che) Huan, value (£): 8,275, 15/05/2018– 30/09/2018.

2. Structural integrity characterisation of nuclear materials via nano additive manufacturing (EPSRC - Feasibility Study in Energy Research 2017) - PI: Dr. A. Shterenlikht, Co-I: Dr. M. Mostafavi, Dr. Ying-Lung Daniel Ho, and Dr. D. E. J. Armstrong (Department of Materials, Uni. of Oxford), funded by the EPSRC grant no. EP/P034446/1, value (£): 201,747, 20/03/2017 – 19/09/2019.

3.  Novel liquid crystal infiltrated microstructures and their applications (MOST-RS International Exchange Scheme 2017)- University of Bristol - PI: Prof. John Rarity, Co-I:  Dr. Ying-Lung Daniel Ho, funded by the Royal Society, value (£): 11,700, 01/03/2017 – 28/02/2019. National Cheng Kung University-PI: Prof. Chia-Rong Lee, funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan), value (NT$): 600,000, 01/03/2017 – 28/02/2019.

4.  All dielectric surface wave devices for light generation with 2D material-PI: Prof. John Rarity, Co-I: Dr. Ying-Lung Daniel Ho, Dr. Martin Lopez Garcia, funded by the EPSRC-funded “Future Photonics Hub – Innovation Partnership Fund”, value (£): 62,265, 01/02/2017 – 31/01/2018.

5. Chalcogenide Photonic Technologies- University of Bristol - PI: Prof. John Rarity, Researcher Co-I: Dr. Ying-Lung Daniel Ho, funded by the EPSRC grant no. EP/M009033/1, value (£): 559,500, 01/05/2015 – 30/04/2018. University of Southampton-PI: Prof. Dan. Hewak, Researcher Co-I: Dr. Kevin (Chung-Che) Huan, funded by EPSRC grant no. EP/M008487/1, value (£): 594,605, 01/05/2015 – 30/04/2018.

External positions

Vice-Chancellor's Senior Fellow (Senior Lecturer), Northumbria University

1 Sept 2019 → …


  • finite difference time domain (FDTD)
  • additive nano-manufacturing (ANM)
  • focused ion beam etching (FIBE)
  • plane-wave expansion (PWE)
  • Fourier imaging spectroscopy (FIS)
  • confocal microscope system (CMS)
  • Chalcogenide
  • 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs)
  • orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light
  • nano-tools for optical tweezers
  • nuclear materials
  • Blue Phase Liquid Ccrystals
  • magnetic nanostructures


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